Shop Description:

Backwater Angler is located at 16938 York RD. Monkton, MD 21111.

Shop hours are:
10 AM till 5 PM weekdays
10AM till 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
and the shop is closed on Wednesdays

Backwater Angler is a full service fly shop thirty-five minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland and steps from the Gunpowder river. The Gunpowder is a tailwater fishery located in Baltimore county that supports a stream-bred population of wild brown trout. The first seven miles of river is managed by the state as a catch and release, artificials only section.

New to the area or visiting Baltimore, MD for the weekend?

Backwater Angler is proud to offer a top-notch fly fishing guide service that specializes in the pursuit of wild brown trout on Maryland’s Gunpowder River.The fly fishing guide service also focuses on other Maryland trout fishing destinations such as Morgan Run, Big Hunting Creek, Savage River, Potomac, North Branch of the Potomac, Youghiogheny, Casselman, and Beaver Creek.

About the Web Site:

Are you brand savy? Check our online catalog.

Please take a few minutes to give the website a once over.The event calendar, located on the instruction page will keep you updated on programming and the whereabouts of our staff.

The gear review section has the latest word on new gear offerings.

The gallery has pictures from all over, including some local shots of the river and our favorite destinations.

Like moving pictures? Check out our videos.

About Our Offerings:

Here is a short listing of products from companies that we represent.

Reels from:Abel, Bauer, Islander, Waterworks/Lamson, Ross, St. Croix, Teton, Tioga and Tibor.

Rods from:G. Loomis, R. L. Winston, St. Croix, Sage, Scott, and Thomas & Thomas.

Wading Products, Clothing and Accessories from: Cloudveil, Simms, Patagonia, Fishpond, Innovative Angling, Angling Evolution, Sports Tools, and Dr.Slick.

Thanks to all of our regulars who have given us positive and constant encouragement to create a Web site that mirrors our enthusiasm for the sport.