Savage River

Deep Creek, Maryland

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A little tailwater that fishes big below the dam. Upstream you’ll work for solitude and trout in a steep valley. Bloomington, Maryland, is a company town set deeply amid high mountain ridges at the junction of two of the finest tailwater trout fisheries in the East. You won’t find any quaint bed-and-breakfasts with the front room given over to a tier’s bench and bins of local patterns for sale. There’s no hardware store with cards of Mepps or Panther Martins or teeny rubber worms behind beaded tear-drop spinners. There’s nothing here anywhere to tell you that Bloomington is a trout town. Nothing, that is, except special regulations posted on the Savage, and the cold, green rush of the North Fork of the Potomac which cools the air above and fairly breathes brown and rainbow trout. Species: Brown, rainbow, brook. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing.
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by John Ross (Falcon Guides)

A little tailwater that fishes big below the dam. Upstream you’ll work for solitude and trout in a steep valley. Bloomington, Maryland, is a company town set deeply amid high mountain ridges at the junction of two of the finest tailwater trout fisheries in the East. You won’t find any quaint bed-and-breakfasts with the front room given over to a tier’s bench and bins of local patterns for sale. There’s no hardware store with cards of Mepps or Panther Martins or teeny rubber worms behind beaded tear-drop spinners.

There’s nothing here anywhere to tell you that Bloomington is a trout town. Nothing, that is, except special regulations posted on the Savage, and the cold, green rush of the North Fork of the Potomac which cools the air above and fairly breathes brown and rainbow trout. Species: Brown, rainbow, brook. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing.

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Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Deep Creek
Access: Easy to Difficult
Season & Limits: Year-round
Local Maps: Maryland & Delaware DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Savage River

Recent Trail Reviews

8/28/2003
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Flyfishing on the Savage was a real experience. Fairly easy to get to if you know the back roads. Once on the river one of the most difficult technical flyfishing days I ever had. My son caught two 10" wild brook trout on an elkhair caddis tan dry fly. We only saw two other fellows all day.



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Apr 2018