Located in the US, the fly fishing in Maryland is known for five productive fly rivers. The best Maryland fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Big Gunpowder Falls River, North Branch Potomac River, Lower Savage River, Casselman River, and Upper Savage River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Maryland fly fishing river or stream below.
Southwest of Cumberland, the upper Savage River is well known freestone river. It is heavily stocked with rainbow trout every Spring, which compliments the sizeable native brook trout population. There is a catch and release section so make sure you know where you are and follow the regulations.
Near Bloomington, the North Branch Potomac River has excellent tailwater fly fishing for cutthroat trout and brown trout. This river is ideal for a float through this deep forested valley. The tailwater fishery is considered the lower river below Jennings Randoulph Lake (its catch and release just below the dam). The most popular section that fly fisherman are talking about is...
Southwest of Cumberland, the lower Savage River provides excellent tailwater fly fishing for brown trout and brook trout below the Savage River Dam of Savage River Reservoir. There are several catch and release sections so make sure you know where you are and follow the regulations.
The Casselman River is popular with fly fishermen. The Casselman River flows down stream to the Youghiogheny River confluence. The best section for fly fishing on the Casselman River is the Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area where you can go after the stocked brown trout and rainbow trout. It is managed as catch and release with artificial flies from October through mid-June.