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Scott and Winston Fly Rods on Sale!


Please note: This sale covers in-stock discontinued models only.

Scott and Winstons are among our favorites and sadly sometimes they get updated and very good news for those who have waited for a great and somewhat limited sale.

That said,  we have two Scott F2 7′ 2″ 3 weight 4 piece rods for sale. Originally designed for Yamame (Cherry Salmon for the Japanese market. They are  the only four piece in the in F2 series.These light weight fiberglass are a dream for those who enjoy small stream fishing . They are ideal for our local wild browns or even brookies in western Maryland.

They retail at $645 and we are willing to part ways with them for $445 each.

We also have two beautiful and very different  R. L. Winston Fly Rods for your consideration. A Winston Traditional (WT) 8’6” 5 weight 3 piece (shown above) and  8’9″ 5 weight 5 piece LT also on sale (shown below). These retail at $850 each and can now be had for $600 a piece. These have classic Winston tapers from the early 90’s with internal ferrules, these will make someone very happy indeed.

Stop by the shop and check them out before it’s too late!

Patagonia Clothing in Maryland

We just recieved a fall shipment of three important Patagonia® clothing pieces for cooler weather. They are now in stock in sizes M through XXL and include (pictured from left to right) the Tough Puff Hoody, Snap Dry Shirt, and Snap Dry Hoody The Following descriptions are from Patagonia®

Tough Puff Hoody

Built for swinging flies all day in cold water, the warm Tough Puff Hoody has a stretchy and durable face fabric combined with highly breathable FullRange® stretch insulation for performance, comfort and freedom of motion.

Snap Dry Shirt

Built for comfort and freedom of movement, this versatile fishing shirt is made from a stretchy and durable fabric for layering in cool and windy conditions; two large zippered pockets hold fly boxes or other essentials.

Snap Dry Hoody

Built for warmth, comfort and freedom of movement in cool and windy conditions, this technical fishing hoody has a stretchy and durable face with lightweight, fast-wicking insulation in the body and hood.

Shocking Survey on the Gunpowder

This just in from Fisheries…

All,

We will be conducting our fall electrofishing survey on the Gunpowder Falls tailwater on Sept. 17, 18, and 20.

Meeting time 9:30 each morning.

Sept. 17- Dam/Falls Station- meet at the upper Falls Rd parking lot.

Sept. 18-Masemore Station- meet at the parking lot at Masemore Rd.

Sept. 20- Bluemount Station- meet at the Bluemount Rd entrance to the NCR TCB trail.

Please let me know if you are planning on attending or need more details.

Thanks,
Mark

Mark Staley
Central Region Manager
Freshwater Fisheries Program
Fishing and Boating Services
Department of Natural Resources
17400 Annapolis Rock Rd
Woodbine, Maryland 21797
410-442-2080 (office)
mark.staley@maryland.gov

EBAY and Backwater Angler

Need a hard to find Bauer MXP2 reel or spool? How about A Peerless reel or a “lawn-cast-only” fly rod at a great price? Used, consigned, returned and discontinued gear is now available on our Backwater Angler EBAY page. If you are lucky bidder some of this great stuff could be yours at the end of the 7 day or 10 day auctions. Everything listed is a Backwater Angler E-Bay exclusive and will not be sold out of the shop. Shipping Costs are a fair $15 for USPS Priority Mail. Happy bidding!

G. Loomis Fly Rods in Maryland


Going Saltwater fly fishing? Stop in this week when we reopen on Thursday and cast all of our in-stock G.Loomis fly rods from the 8/9 Short Stick Pro-4X, to the NRX 8 and 9wt and the 8 and 9 weight Asquith. Looking for exclaimer-you’ll find one you like in this grouping.

Gunpowder River Update

The Gunpowder is 2.91 feet, flowing at 362 CFs and is 56.84 degrees F. The river is still too high to fish safely. Median flow for this time of year is close to 100 Cfs and flows that afford safe wading are well below 225 Cfs.

Please Respect the River and give the Gunpowder a break.

Last week numerous news outlets covered recent swift water rescues in both the upper and lower Gunpowder River. We certainly don’t need to add to that number by testing the waters.

Gunpowder River Update

The Gunpowder River is still flowing at a dangerous level.

At 8 AM at Falls Road, the river was 6.8 FT, flowing at 1,650 Cfs and the water temperature was 72.14.
At 10 AM at Falls Rd the river was 6.32 FT, flowing 1,460 and the water temperature is 74.84 F

At 8 AM at Glencoe Road is 8.18 FT and flowing at 2,310 Cfs.
At 9:45 AM at Glencoe Road the river was 9.64 feet and 2,790 Cfs.

That said, NO ONE should be entertaining any thoughts of fishing, floating or tubing the Gunpowder River until this spillover event subsides.

Gunpowder River Flow Update

The Gunpowder River is still flowing at a dangerous level.

At Falls Road it is 4.52 FT, flowing at 814 Cfs and the water temperature is 73.58.

At Glencoe Road it is 5.22 FT and flowing at 1,320 Cfs.

That said, NO ONE should be entertaining any thoughts of fishing, floating or tubing the Gunpowder River until this spillover event subsides.

End of Eternal Winter Sale


Stop in today, Friday and Saturday for our first ever End of Eternal Winter Sale. Save up to 50% on discontinued Winter merchandise like gloves, hats, socks, fleece vests and layering gear. Supplies are limited and thankfully so is winter.

Please note: The shop will be closed Sunday April 1 in Observance of Easter.

Community Clean Up on Big Falls Rd

Litter is a blight on our beautiful country roads and River.

Please join us for the 2nd annual litter clean up on Big Falls Rd.

March 15th from 10 AM till 1 PM

We will meet at the back entrance to Camp Puh’tok across from Jack Thomas Rd. on Big Falls Rd.
Any time you can give would be appreciated. Come meet neighbors, get some exercise, and help us keep our landscape free of litter.

Thank you