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Which Simms wader is for you?

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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.

Stream Report 05/21/2017

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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

More Orvis Safe Passage Sling Packs Coming In!!!

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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.   .

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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

Guide Report – April 22nd

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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

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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

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