There is no better way to learn anything new than in the setting where you will use that knowledge. With fly fishing or anything new for that matter, a book can only offer so much. It all seems Greek until you have a way to reference the knowledge. Hands-on training is the most efficient way you can learn anything and when it is incorporated in the setting where it will be duplicated the student learns quicker. Fly fishing is, by no means, an exception. No one on the staff is self-taught and we have all been guided at some point and in many cases, numerous times. Experience is the best teacher and when you get that experience from someone who knows the ropes, the end can be achieved quicker and with a great deal less frustration. When we take you on a guide trip, you will learn as we go and the whole time we will be fishing and the class room is the beautiful Gunpowder River basin.
Our philosophy is to expose you to as much as you comprehend and then teach you the rest. For beginners, there is a point where sensory overload can inhibit recollection! We know that and recommend beginners take a half-day trip.
Rates & Details
Our licensed guides are some of the most experienced in the region. We know the Gunpowder River basin you will fish, are friendly as well as professional, and want to make your Gunpowder fly fishing experience a great one. We use top-quality equipment from many leading manufacturers. You will have the chance to try out a new rod, reel and line and find out what you like before buying your own. Our goal is to provide the best trip you have ever had.
Half Day (4 hours)
- One Angler: $265
- Two Anglers: $315
- Three/Four Anglers: $625
Full Day (6 hours)
- One Angler: $315
- Two Anglers: $365
- Three/Four Anglers: $725
Guide gratuity is not included in pricing, and is very much appreciated.
We will guide a maximum of two clients to one guide. To guide more than two clients we will add additional guides.
We also offer full day float trips on the Gunpowder River for $350. One angler only, and when water conditions allow. If your float must be cancelled, it can be replaced with an 8-hour walk & wade trip.
Please contact the store for additional details or CLICK HERE to book your trip using our online form
Waiver: We ask that, before your trip, you sign our waiver
Deposit: We will charge a 50% deposit when you book your trip. On the day of your trip, your deposit will be applied towards the full price of your guide trip.
Equipment: If needed we will provide rentals for fly rod outfit and breathable waders. The Flies are on us!
Maryland Fishing Licenses: Sold separately ($12.50 for a seven-day license) You can purchase it online at home on the Maryland DNR website or at our shop with your guide.
All deposits on guide trips are non-refundable