G. Loomis Rep Day

We’re looking forward to hosting Don Coffey representative Stephen Spurgeon on this Saturday November 2, 2019. Stop in from 11AM till 2PM to cast the new NRX+ and NRX+LP. These rods replace the 10 year old run of the popular and versatile NRX series and feature new graphite, new resin and a proprietary multi-taper design process.

Steve will have the following rods for your review and consideration.

NRX+ in 9ft 4,5,6,8,and 10 weights
NRX+ in 10ft 4 weight and 10 foot 7 weight
NRX+LP 4 and 5 weight
NRX + Spey Switch

Don’t postpone joy! Stop in and cast them this Saturday…

Higher Water on the Gunpowder

A good deluge of rain this morning has caused the dam to spill over. The Gunpowder has risen to 124 cfs at Falls Road (as of 3 pm), 63 degrees F with murky water.

Between frequent hook ups with leaves, this should result in some improved conditions for those throwing streamers and nymphing.

Keep an eye on the gauge this week if you plan to fish and enjoy the fall colors while they’re here.

 

October Stream Report

The Gunpowder remains at 28 cfs with water temp’s in the mid 50’s F.

Not much different to report from last month regarding hatches. Keep wading to a minimum to avoid spooking fish in the low water. With the cooler nights upon us the fishing tends to improve mid morning once the bugs (primarily midges) start to catch in the drift.

The state just stocked 500 rainbows and goldens in the lower river (Glencoe, Sparks & Phoenix) so while the catch and release section is low it’d be worth a shot there with either streamers or nymphs. 

Note: We will be open normal hours this coming Columbus Day Monday. 

Patagonia Waders Sale!

Sale – 35% off!

                                                                                              Retail price              Sales price

Men’s Rio Gallegos Waders     Regular          XL            $499                       $325

Men’s Rio Gallegos Waders     Regular          L              $499                       $325

Men’s Rio Gallegos Waders     Regular          LM          $499                       $325

Patagonia Rio Gallegos Wader

Middle Fork Packable Waders   Long             XL            $349                       $227

Middle Fork Packable Waders   Regular        M             $349                       $227

Middle Fork Packable Waders   Regular        ML          $349                       $227

Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

 

 

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday the 27th of October a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday the 13th of October a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday the 12th of October a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

G. Loomis NRX Fly Rod Sale

 

In stock G. Loomis NRX Fly Rods – 35% off

 

Model                                                  Size                      Retail price            Sales price

Light Presentation (LP)                  7’6” 3wt             $720                        $468

Light Presentation (LP)                   9’ 4wt                $745                        $484

NRX Lite Presentation

Nymph                                        10’ 3wt               $775                        $504

Nymph                                        10’ 4wt               $785                        $510

NRX Nymph

NRX                                                      9’ 8wt                $805                         $523

G. Loomis NRX Saltwater

 

        

Mid September Gunpowder River Report

The Gunpowder is low once again at 28cfs, clear with water temperatures in the upper 50’s F.

With skinny water levels, not spooking fish by staying out the river whilst fishing long and light is the way to go. In the mornings we’re seeing Trico’s between Falls to Bunker Hill so look for the spinners dancing between 9-10:30 at the heads of riffles. Ants and caddis are working well too with olives starting to come off in the afternoon.

Nymphing Clinics on the Gunpowder

Productive nymphing water

Nymphing, simply put, is not the most glamorous form of fly fishing but no one can dispute its effectiveness. At the end of the day who doesn’t like catching lots of fish regardless of season!

Join us on Saturday September the 21st to learn the different techniques of nymphing. This will go over euro nymphing (tight lining) vs indicator fishing, whilst going over various rigging approaches, fly selection, gear choice and how to fish different water types. 

Each clinic is in a group setting of no more than 3 anglers per guide, will be 3 hours long we have gear to borrow, cost is $125 per person. We will have a morning clinic from 10 – 1 and an afternoon clinic from 2:30 – 5:30. Call the shop at 410 357 9557 to pre register.

Another Clinic Scheduled for Sunday September 22nd 10-1.