Join your friends at Great Feathers for a night of fly fishing fun at Oregon Ridge! Great Feathers Fly Shop is hosting the Fly Fishing Film Tour of 2017. Set in a convenient, rural setting and close to the rivers, the Film Tour will be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Dave and Dave came out for their 3rd trip with me over the years. the fishing was slow, but the one brown trout younger Dave caught was VERY nice! The one we caught was on a wooly bugger. we fished down stream of York road for a four hour trip, or a half day. The river was still flowing 90 so cfs, though they were about to drop the flows. to book a trip, call us at 410-472-6799!!!
Larry and Lee came up to fish with us after finding that their original trip had to be canceled due to low water in Virginia. Boy are we glad to have a tailwater like the Gunpowder!!! the GP was flowing about 90 cfs. The fishing was tough, the reservoir was in its thermal flip, which makes the fish kinda sad. after a slow first day, we tried some streamers on the second day and found a few fish willing to bite. Larry had never fished streamers in the upper water column and found it very fun! He could see theRead More
Bill and Mike came out with us on September 9th, for a bit of wild brown trout fishing on the Gunpowder River. Bill had fished around the world, but Mike was a rank newb. the fishing was decent, both guys landed a few on wet flies. The river was flowing well, and the temps were good also. This year we saw higher than normal water temps. This was good in the catch and release area, but it got too warm down lower, causing concern of a fish kill in the lower sections, mainly below Glencoe road. Luckily, no fishRead More
Greetings! We hope all of you are having a great summer so far, and hopefully you’re catching as many fish as everyone else is catching Pokémon. This month we’ve decided to give a little extra incentive to buy one of the many different waders and boots we have in stock, from the Orvis Encounter Boots all the way to the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoots. When you purchase a pair of waders or wading boots, within 24 hours we will send you an online gift certificate equal to 20% of your entire order. This promotion only lasts until July 21st, and we will not be re-stocking or drop-shipping theseRead More
The fishing on the river is starting to pick up. With water temperatures starting to hit 50 degrees and the days getting longer, insect activity is picking up as well. Black Stoneflies in 16-12s were flying everywhere the other day at Masemore rd. Anglers have reported tiny black midges and fish responding positively to dry flies. On Wednesday I saw a Hendrickson, just one, but a Hendrickson nonetheless! First mayfly of the year for me. More to come soon, I hope! The flow has been good, the river is flowing 121 cfs in the Catch and Release stretch, and 226 atRead More
Great Feathers Fly Fishing Film Tour Oregon Ridge On April 1, Join your friends at Great Feathers for a night of fly fishing fun at Oregon Ridge Park! Great Feathers is happy to announce that the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Hunt Valley, Maryland on April 1st at Oregon Ridge Lodge in the Sequoia Room. No April Fools! We have moved the films into the country to a convenient, rural setting and closer to the rivers! With backdrops ranging from Bolivia to Saskatchewan, Montana to Virginia, Patagonia toRead More
The Gunpowder is slowly warming up and just about all the snow is melted off the banks. The high water has come down to a fish-able 175 cfs in Catch and Release stretch, and 375 cfs down around Glencoe. Water temps have been starting in high 30’s in the morning and cresting near 43-44 degrees F. Midge pupae and larvae have been catching people fish, but definitely be patient and fish methodically and slow. With the water as cold as it has been, the fish are not moving very fast at all. With the warmer temps, you may see stonefliesRead More
The Gunpowder is flowing 121 cfs at Parkton and is 44 degrees. Glencoe is 234 cfs and probably around 45 degrees as well. Try standard nymphs like Pheasant Tails and Hares Ears, caddis larva, midge larva or a ZugBug. Remember, the water is cold, take your time and be patient. Fish are cold blooded for the most part and they slow down when the water is colder. Even if you get skunked, get out there and fish in the winter, I bet you will learn a lot. -Rob
Just because it is getting colder doesn’t mean the trout won’t eat! Great Feathers Guide Service is still working with several trips coming up this week. There is still time to fish before the deep freeze of winter! Don’t forget that a Half or Full day Guided Trip is also a perfect gift for the Holidays. We have gift certificates available for Guided Trips. Book soon for the best dates for the coming year! Give us a call or email to book a Guided Trip or if you have any questions. 410-472-6799 – [email protected] -Rob
The fishing has been consistent and sometimes, it has been great. The flows are good, the upper river is flowing around 50 cfs – 60 cfs and the temp is bouncing back and forth between 50 and 53 degrees. The lower river is flowing 110 cfs. Most of the fish we have caught have been on Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ear in sizes 12- 18. Also try wooley buggers of different sizes and colors. get out and fish, we ain’t scared of no cold! -Rob
As another guiding season comes to a close we at Great Feathers want to thank our loyal customers and the new ones we met this year. We are looking forward to a great Holiday season and to another successful summer to come. Now is the time to start booking your fly fishing or tenkara fishing trip to fish the Gunpowder or to finally get off the couch and learn how to fly fish after all those years of saying you want to learn. Do it! Call us or email us, 410-472-6799 or [email protected]! ask for Rob! Prime Spring spots will fillRead More