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Hunter1October 31st, 2013, 9:31 am

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Next weekend i'll be in Hagerstown MD. Wife wants to see tree color, I'm fly fishing. I know little about where to fish for trout there. I know there is a fly shop in town. Please set me in the right direction to fish any strems and rivers close to town. Thanks
CrepuscularOctober 31st, 2013, 9:59 am
Boiling Springs, PA

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I think your only option is Beaver Creek a limestoner just south of town. Never fished it though. Falling Springs is in Chambersburg only a few minutes (20 or so) up 81. Then the next closest would be Big Spring in Newville another 15-20 minutes north on 81.
Hunter1October 31st, 2013, 10:49 am

Posts: 31
Thanks, Beaver creek fits the bill. Right in back of the fly shop.Also anteaque stores for wife.Thank God.
CrepuscularOctober 31st, 2013, 11:13 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923
Like I said I've never fished it so I can't tell you what to expect. But let us know how you do.
JOHNWOctober 31st, 2013, 6:58 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Big Hunting Creek might be another option. It is in Catoctin Park near Thurmont MD. This is the area near Camp David. There are some nice shops in Thurmont as well as 2 wonerful buffett type resturaunts.

The creek itself is heavily stocked and is ever bit the mountain freestoner.

Beaver is a classic meadow type spring creek with tons of conflicted currents and glassy pools. Both streams get hammered in terms of fishing pressure as they are pretty much the only game for trout in the area.

If you aren't strictly looking for trout. The Potomac is a terrific smallmouth fishery and is reasonably accessible. Attractions for the non angler would include Harper's Ferry and assorted accesses to the C&O canal which has 180 miles of very reasonable walking/biking.

Hope that is helpful.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
CrepuscularOctober 31st, 2013, 7:58 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923
John, I was hoping you would see this thread. I figured you would have more info on Beaver. Thanks!
Hunter1November 4th, 2013, 10:32 am

Posts: 31
Like I said I've never fished it so I can't tell you what to expect. But let us know how you do.

Will do, I'll be there this wend to fri. Thanks
JOHNWNovember 4th, 2013, 4:23 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Leaf peeping should be about prime as well. The frost last night really has the leaves falling today but you will be 30 or so miles further south so it may still be good.

If you do hit Beaver try hopping some sculpins down the channels in the cress. You only need 2 colors: black and white in #6-10. I prefer a shenks sculping with the spun deer head and 2-3 shot about 4" up the leader. Just sayin'.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
Hunter1November 11th, 2013, 10:23 am

Posts: 31
Hagerstown was great, Fished the beaver creek on Fri.Wind was bad but managed to get 2 trout in pools.The fly shop and the owner Jim were great.I got hung up twice. But i rolled cast up stream with a scud nymph and got the 2 trout.Great area,great fly shop, great fishing.I'll be back.Thanks for all your info.
CrepuscularNovember 19th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923
Thanks Hunter. I'm glad you caught some fish.
FallfishTenJanuary 3rd, 2016, 7:19 am

Posts: 2
For anyone trolling for info the site has some great info on fishing for Trout in Maryland. A few years too late though :(
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