Fly Fishing Maryland? Low Water & Streamers on the Gunpowder River

The Gunpowder River is clear and flowing at 26 Cfs, and temps are hovering in the mid 40’s. Bead head stonefly patterns followed by a Red Butt have been effective in the stretch above Falls Rd. Riffles are now holding more fish post spawn and a streamer along the log jams is a good way to stay warm and cover a lot of water. Downstream of Little Falls,  the river is flowing at 76 Cfs. Larger rainbows are still being caught on #14-16  zug bugs and #12-14 princes in the 5 fish a day stretch from the gas line below Corbett Rd through Lower Glencoe. During low flows, less shot and smaller indicators help one detect subtle strikes. Stoneflies and black flies are  on the way, and with snow in the forecast, this weekend will be an interesting one along the river. Spiked shoes and a wading staff are Winter fishing essentials, so take your time out there and enjoy the scenery. A lite bright zonker  sized #4-6 worked slowly across the bottom should work wonders.