We have had good success on several recent trips to the Gunpowder. We are seeing the last of the years tricos hatching in mornings on certain stretches of stream, and still have some scattered caddis and blue winged olives. Stream flows have been good, around 100 cfs and fish are biting. Fall colors make the river a great place to spend the day. Mike Colegrove, from Backwater Angler helped me out on a trip last week, we fished upstream of Bunker Hill road to fish rising for olive bodied caddisflies. We took several fish on a size 16 x caddis in the riffles.
I recently contributed a chapter on the Gunpowder to a book titled " 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish." The book was complied by Terry and Wendy Gunn who guide out of Lee's Ferry Lodge in Colorado. It offers great information, hatch charts, photos and more on some of the best trout streams in the country. The book is due for release later this month. Check it out on facebook at "50 best tailwaters."