Terrestrials, Caddis, Midges and Wild Fish

Thanks to Backwater Angler staffer Josh Reider for the Stream Report and great shot of a beautiful wild Gunpowder brown:

Fly fishing the Gunpowder River the past week has been very productive. Fishing small terrestrials (hoppers, ants, & beetles), midges, and even caddis (tan #16-18) on the river has been the ticket to get fish rising. If the fish seem to not be looking up, nymphing caddis pupa and zebra midges has been very productive. I caught a number of fish downstream of Bunker Hill one evening last week nymphing a combination of these and pheasant tails. The sulfurs have just about ended and we are all starting to look for Tricos. Because the water is so cold, afternoon and evening fishing has been best time to get out and fish. Escape early from work one day this week, beat rush hour traffic and get on the river. We just received a shipment of great terrestrial patterns so if you need to re-stock your box come on in and pick up a couple flies from the muffin tins.


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