Re: North Branch Potomac / Savage River Inquiry
The Savage is Tailwater and has some good midge fishing in the winter from talking to the fly shop on the river. I am up there every year or two as i went to WVU and I meet some of my college buddies to fish the rivers we learned to fly fish on. The Savage has some real nice browns and brookies up to 12" that are common. Not rediculously hard fishing, but may be a little tough for a beginner.
As far as the Potomac, there are no more Cuts to the best of my knowledge. I floated it two years ago and the guide said they are all but gone as they have not been stocked in years. The Potomac is big, tough to wade, and all stockies.