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|Savage River Angler|
Water flow: High flow
Visibility: 48 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Quills hatches are most active 12-5 usually
Best stretch: Fish are spread throughout
Best access point: Access is found all along Savage river road. Just stay out from behind the houses. The locals protect their private property. If a land owner has both sides of the river, they also have the bottom, so unless you can levitate, stay clear.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
quills, quills, quills Small stones Caddis midge
Fish species: Wild brown and brook trout a few rainbows swim up and come over the spillway.
Fishing season: All year
Nearest airport: Pittsburgh Intl or Dulles Intl
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Double Taper Trout Fly Line
The lower river is a tailwater. It's wild brown and brook trout population combined with stellar hatches attract anglers from all over the east coast. It's absolutely as good a trout river as you'll find anywhere. Blue and red quills, midges, small stones, and bwo's provide most of the action before early June. Once we get into early summer you'll find sulphurs, caddis, and yellow sallies just about every ...
day. The lower river has a much steeper gradient than the upper, making for quite difficult wading before mid summer water levels drop a bit. Even during low summer flows, many anglers find it to be extremely difficult. Bring your wading staff.
Dry fly, streamers, tight line nymphing. It's all working.
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