Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sulphurs on the Gunpowder River are in Full Swing

Sulphurs on the Gunpowder River
The Gunpowder river is clear, flowing at 229 Cfs and 60 F. Sulphurs are in full swing. Stop by the shop and check out the muffin tins. Mike Bachkosky just sent us more of his Unusual and Phunny emerges. The CDC Biot Comparaduns are great to fish as dries or cast them on a tight line and let them track down and across. Fish are holding in deeper softer water and river conditions are such that one should pick a bank and stick to it. Crossing at most of the river access points through the Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park at 150 CFs or below can be tricky but attempting to cross at over 250 Cfs is downright dangerous. Caddis are always a good bet in the late afternoon. IF you must work try some evening fishing for the Sulphurs and bring a rain jacket just in case…
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Cloudy Days and Dry Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder River

Mayfly
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 277 CFs and is 57 F. Cloudy days and full leaf out of trees along the River have resulted in a bit more shade. The fish are looking up and are taking small caddis in the #18-20 range.The last of the Hendricksons and Quill Gordons are on the wane. Just a few Sulphurs are coming off throughout the catch and release section. These bright mayflies can be imitated with a variety of emergers from the muffin tins on the front counter. Comparaduns and loop wings are sometimes easier to fish than traditional dries-especially on the swing. Leaders in the 10ft 5 and 6x range are a good bet. With River levels still on the high side and crossing the River safely is not an option so be sure to limit your wading. Thanks to Capt. Jeff Lewatowski for the great photos from a recent guide trip this week.
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Umpqua Day on May 18th at Backwater Angler

Umpqua Packs and Vests
Join Umpqua Representative Justin Nolan on May 18th from 1:00 till 3:00 for a talk and demonstration of Umpqua’s new line of chest, waist and angling backpacks. Justin will also describes all that goes into Umpqua Flies and why they are sought after worldwide. Stop in and enter a free drawing for Umpqua goodies!

G. Loomis Day on May 10 at Backwater Angler

G Loomis Fish Logo
Join G. Loomis sales Representative Dick Kondak at Backwater Angler from 11:00 till 2:00 on May 10, 2014 to try out all the NRX, NRX-LP and Pro-4X fly rods from Loomis. Dick will have G. Loomis flyrods on hand from a 3wt to a 12wt. Stop on in and enter a free drawing for a G. Loomis gear bag!
G LOOMIS PRO-4X Saltwater Flyrods