Do you really need all that room in your backpack you take fishing on day trips? Do you need all that weight for four hours on the Gunpowder? Sling and hip packs are a great way to carry all your fishing needs (including that tasty sandwich and water bottle), but with less wear-and-tear on your back and shoulders. We’ve got some of the newest sling packs on the market. Come on in or check them out online!
Powered by 25-percent more breathable GORE-TEX® 5-layer Pro Shell fabric, Simms’ G3 wader just got revamped for a lifetime of in-river marching orders. Wrap raw hands in the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining, then reach for everything you need for successful fishing missions via an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials. Patented front and back leg seam construction delivers an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility either in the drift boat or hiking for riches well beyond road’sRead More
As reported in Men’s Journal: During his busiest tours, Clapton would request that his long-time manager, Roger Forrester, book only hotels that were near fishing facilities. He would spend hours alone on lakes, rivers, and streams fishing before gigs. He jokingly called his 1986 U.S. tour a “fishing” tour. In a 1998 interview with Larry King, Clapton explained, “We would only play places near water, all across America.” For the full Men’s Journal article and a pic of Iceland’s biggest salmon caught by Clapton himself, use the link below: http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/eric-clapton-just-caught-the-biggest-salmon-in-iceland-w433301
Simms offers numerous variations of wader sizes: short, long, and king styles for small-xx large sizes. Come in and try some on: G3 Guide, Headwaters, Freestone Z (zipper), and more available at the shop in several sizes.
Sundays are often crowded on the Gunpowder. Cooler weather and water temperatures kept a few people away from the river, but the fish were feeding well. Quick splashes to fast-rising emergers dotted the river bank to bank consistently throughout the morning and afternoon. Higher-than-average water levels provided some very productive riffle runs as well as some deeper, slower water along the banks. Sulfur emerger patters proved very useful; however, several soft-hackle patterns of different colors (including the traditional North Country Spiders) were effective to quick rising fish– the presentation proving more important than the particular fly pattern. Weather will stayRead More
Our customers have almost “picked us clean” of our first orders of these well-thought out sling packs. The new shipment is en-route and due in the shop any day now. They have just enough room for fly boxes, streamside nick-nacks, a rain shell jacket, water bottle, and….yes, that essential sandwich. Come in and check it our for yourself. .
In a March 22nd USA Today article “Five Takeaways From Day 3 of Neal Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing,” the fifth takeaway concerned the judge’s opinions on fly fishing: Ducks, mutton and fly-fishing The Supreme Court is dominated by Easterners, including five justices from the Northeast alone. Gorsuch, a Coloradan, made clear he comes from a different world. Over two days, he waxed nostalgically about mutton-busting, a rodeo event featuring children and sheep. He dodged a question from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., about whether he’d prefer fighting 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck. (In fairness, the query came from one of Flake’sRead More
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
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