Guide Trip Report

Guide Report – April 22nd


Carly and Barry came in from Annapolis and Kent Island to enjoy Western Shore-style fishing! Both, hailing for the Eastern Shore and used to salt water fisheries, were embarking in a new experience that may have hooked ’em!! The conditions were less-than-desirable, but proved to be very productive. It was a cold and rainy day with the flow starting to edge up. Over the day, the flow moved up and finished in the low-70’s cfs. Did I mention that it was cold?! We were swinging wets and the day took a while to start rolling. Once we started catching fish,Read More

Guide Report – April 17th and 18th


Brian and Ben started off with a crumby day, that had a silver lining. The weather was rainy and cold for the majority of the day. The flows were still in the 30’s and all of that pointed to a less-than-perfect fishing experience, however the fish were looking up! Soft-hackles were very successful; darker patterns seemed most productive. Ben was less experienced than Brian, but he got into the fish first! Brian caught up, in spite of periodic downpours. We covered a lot of water and had some nice hook-ups. We looked liked drowned rats, but the fish cooperated andRead More

New Year’s Day Fishing Report 01-01-2017


  New Year’s Day Fishing Report 01/01/2017 (Or…No Rush To Wet A Line…) Three dedicated, and possibly borderline insane, anglers met at 6am for coffee, food and…. maybe some fishing. The first day of January started with 29-degree temperatures on the Upper Gunpowder, but warmed up by late morning. Fly fishermen read, discuss, and wax philosophical about being on the river: The opportunity to get out, explore, and surround ourselves in the spectacular environment where trout may be found is usually at the heart of an angler’s experience. We want to see and catch fish- this is a given; butRead More

Guide Report 11/28/16


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!!!

Guide Report: 11/15-16/16


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

Guide Trip Report 9/9/16


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

05/25/2016 It’s the end of May…Sulpher Mayflies on the Gunpowder


The last week in May continues to be an enjoyable time on the Gunpowder River. Falls Rd, Masemore Rd, and Bunker Hill Rd access points are great places to put in and fish various sulphur hatches on and off throughout the day. Water temperatures are above average and reaching 60 degrees.  Keep an eye out for significant egg-laying spinners falls in the late evenings–the windows of opportunity are small, but if you hit them at the right time, you’ll see plenty of wild browns coming up for dropping egg-layers. During the day, tie on an emerger or dun sulphur mayfly (sizesRead More

The Weather is Still Good Enough to Go Fishing.


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  

Thank you!


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

Gunpowder Report and New Simms Stock: 10/3/15


As you could imagine the Gunpowder River is a little higher than normal, flowing at 217 in the catch and release area with a temp of 55 degrees. It would appear we are getting very close to streamer season.  The pre-spawn is very close, if not happening now. With the hurricane moving away now, but having plenty of water in the rivers now, expect the fishing to be pretty good. On another note; Great Feathers just got in some Simms coats and fleeces for the chilly weather that’s coming! Rouge Fleece Hoodie in both black and camo Fall Run PrimoloftRead More

Guide Trip Report 4/6/15


The last few guided trips I have had have been, slow but getting better.  The water is just getting warmer and fish are starting to behave the way an angler wants them to. We have mostly been fishing Tenkara, which is a VERY productive way to fish the streams around here, including the Gunpowder.

Tenkara Guide!

Categories:  Great Feathers would like to announce that our guide, Rob Lepczyk, has joined the Tenkara USA Guide Network!              

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