LEW'S Guided Fly and Light-Tackle FishingLew's Fly Angler

Gunpowder River Maryland Fly Fishing

The Fishery

The Big Gunpowder Falls River in upper Baltimore County, Maryland is one of the finest trout fisheries in Maryland. It is a tailwater river with over 8 miles of special regulation, catch and release trout fishing.

The Gunpowder was recently named one of the top five tailwater trout streams in America by Field and Stream magazine. Scenic trails and river views abound along the Gunpowder, and its unmatched numbers of stream-bred trout make it a popular destination for fly fisherman from around the country.

Gunpowder River Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Gunpowder River Trout

Brown trout are the most numerous trout in the river. In some areas the river boasts numbers of stream-bred browns at over 2000 per mile. Rainbow trout and Brook trout are also present, providing anglers a unique fly fishing opportunity less than 2 hours from Washington D.C. and just 30 minutes north of Baltimore.

Despite its accessibility, ambitious anglers can almost always find some water to themselves along the river.

Year round guided fly fishing trips along Maryland’s beautiful Gunpowder River.

I have guided fly fishing anglers on the Gunpowder River for over 12 years. I take pride in offering both novice and experienced anglers alike a memorable day fly fishing on the Gunpowder. I am an experienced, personable, and friendly guide. I cater each of my fly fishing trips to the individual angler at hand and accommodate all different skill levels. I am eager to share my knowledge of fly fishing with you and give you the best shot at landing some beautiful trout on the fly.

Expect friendly, personalized service and a lot of fun. My goal is to provide you with a memorable, fun-filled, informative day out fishing.

Check out my Photo Gallery for some pictures of recent trips.

All guided trips include:

  • Fly Rods
  • Fly Reels
  • Waders
  • A Guide
  • Any necessary tackle

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Gunpowder River

Full Day Trips are 6 hours, and include a streamside lunch.

Half Day Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Gunpowder River

Half Day Trips are 4 hours

*Flies and Fishing Licenses not included in trip cost.

If you're ready for some of the best fly fishing on the Gunpowder River, click here to Book a trip.

I use the Backwater Angler Fly Shop for all of my outfitting needs. They are Maryland’s finest fly fishing outfitter and can provide you with any gear, tackle, or advice needed to get you started on your fly fishing journey.


Striped Bass - Bluefish - Sea Trout - Shad - Flounder - Tautog - Brook Trout - Brown Trout - Rainbow Trout


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