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2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour Great Feathers Fly Shop MD

Great Feathers Sponsors the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour

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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.

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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

WADERS & WADING BOOTS on sale until July 21st!

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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

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

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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

Gunpowder Stream Report: 3/26/16

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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

2016 fly fishing film tour

Come join us for this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour in Maryland

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    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

Early Spring Fishing Report for the Gunpowder: 3/1/16

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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

Getting A Little Cold. Gunpowder Report 1/12/16

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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

The Weather is Still Good Enough to Go Fishing.

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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  

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