Morgan Run Fishing Update

Morgan Run Fishing Update

This week I took another trip to Morgan Run.  The fishing was good and the trout seem to be spread out evenly in the Klee Mill area. The flows were at a good level and the water remained clear despite the rain we’ve had lately.  I caught a number of trout above and down below the bridge, and nymphing was the name of the game! I used a dark stonefly pattern in size 16 with a rainbow warrior inspired dropper…

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Dry fly fishing at the Gunpowder River…Again

Dry fly fishing at the Gunpowder River…Again

This past weekend I took another trip to the Gunpowder with my wife.  Given all the surface activity I saw last time, I thought it’d be a great opportunity for both of us to fish dry flies.   When we arrived, the fish were rising steadily.  It’s rare that I see the fish rising to the extent that they were this past Saturday before the rain came down. We fished a Sulphur comparadun fly in size 18 all afternoon.  I normally…

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Spring Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder River, Maryland

Spring Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder River, Maryland

Spring is here in the Mid-Atlantic. We’ve had a full week of sunshine with temperatures reaching almost 80 degrees on a handful of days. The trout stockings of early Spring have been in full swing, and I’ve spent most of my fishing days chasing these trout in February and March. One of the last weekends in March, I fished the Morgan Run boulders area off Klee Mill Road, and caught several brown trout on nymphs. The highlight of that trip…

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Spring Fly Fishing in Maryland

Spring Fly Fishing in Maryland

The weather has finally started improving so I decided to take advantage of one of our warm April days in the DC area. The temperatures were approaching 70 degrees when I arrived at a local Maryland stream. I’ve always stayed away from streamer fishing, but lately, I’ve decided to work on my presentation. I wondered if my lack of interest is a result of my lack of streamer skills, or if I truly don’t like fishing those flies. I’d say…

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Fly fishing the Little Patuxent River in Maryland

Fly fishing the Little Patuxent River in Maryland

This weekend I took a short drive over to the Little Patuxent River in Maryland. It’s only a 30-minute drive from DC, so it’s a good option for a quick outing to target trout. I’ve fished it twice now and caught at least a dozen small rainbows on each outing. They stocked it in early February, and I can’t imagine that these fish stay in the stream for long. I parked near the trailhead just outside of the historic Savage…

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California Heritage Trout Challenge

California Heritage Trout Challenge

The other day I was browsing the web about fly fishing and came across the California heritage trout challenge.  It’s a unique program developed by the California Department of Fish and Game, and it encourages anglers to seek out different species of trout in the state.   California is an especially lucky state, as it is home to such a wide variety of trout. Participants of the program must catch and document at least 6 different types of trout in order…

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Fishing Morgan Run in Maryland

Fishing Morgan Run in Maryland

I had the day off on October 8th and decided to go fishing at Morgan Run.  Morgan Run is about an hour outside of DC and is managed as a catch and return fishery in select sections of the stream. I started off at the boulders section off Klee Mill Road.  There were quite a few people hiking and wading into the water, but I didn’t see any other fisherman in this section.   I also arrived mid-day, which isn’t…

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An afternoon on the Gunpowder River

An afternoon on the Gunpowder River

I had free time recently and decided to spend an afternoon fishing the Gunpowder River in Maryland.  I’ve fished this river before, but had limited success on my first time out.  I’m happy to say that the fishing was much better on this trip. I started the day at Masemore Road and walked my way up the trail.  I stopped at a few spots along the way, mostly tossing a double nymph rig into spots that looked promising.  Once I…

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LL Bean Pocket Water Reel Review

LL Bean Pocket Water Reel Review

I decided to put together a small stream outfit and recently picked up a LL Bean Pocket water reel.  At $89, it seemed to be a nice option for a low cost small stream reel.  I love the look and feel of a click and pawl reel, and already own an Orvis CFO that I pair with a 4 weight rod. I plan to pair the Pocket Water reel with my 3 weight to make a well balanced small stream…

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