We started November with lots of snow and single digits and now we started December is much milder weather!  It’s Montana mind you so the weather doesn’t really need to make any sense -you just need to be prepared for any and all of it, every month of the year. The MO is shifting into.. read more →

Late September has brought cooler temperatures, precipitation and great fishing. The near forecast is looking like great weather with highs in the 70’s for the next 3-4 days and very low wind. Expect sunny days and nymphing or streamer fishing until evening or if we see some cloud cover. Water temperature has dropped dramatically over.. read more →

Check out Teagan & Dorn’s Shide Shannel Shennanigans on our Facebook Page. A short video on what’s happening now on the MO. Missouri River Fly Fishing Report:  There are rising trout up and down the river these days but cracking the code to get them to eat on top is not easy.  But that’s the challenge.. read more →

Flows below Holter Dam: 3750 CFS (normally 4850).  Water temp about 42F First off, both shops are off and running for the 2016 season!  Our Craig store opened officially for the season last week.  Please stop by for shuttles, flies, gear or to gab over a cup of free coffee.  Ben is our main man in.. read more →

Permit results are out. How lucky were you? You can check your results at MyFWP. Remember, if you didn’t get drawn you still have a chance! For $5 per “Chance” through a separate lottery, FWP will issue one Super Permit allowing the winner of that permit to pick a launch date of their choice. Don’t wait.. read more →

We are blessed beyond what words can describe. We live in a state of so much richness and beauty I have a hard time deciding which way to go. The climate often dictates how and what to seek out. We have been having a warm spell for the middle of February.  Good for some not.. read more →

17 Dec 2015
December 17, 2015

12 Days of FISHmas

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For the holiday gift giving season we will be featuring one of our specials counting down the 12 days to Christmas!  We’re calling it the 12 Days of FISHmas!  We have LOTS of great deals throughout our shop all month long but these are some of our fun deals you don’t want to miss! (You can still take advantage.. read more →

Late Autumn is here with an exclamation point!  The mornings are at or below freezing, it “warms” up to the 40’s and 50’s in the afternoon and the wind blows steady.  Sounds like steelhead weather to me!  (More on that in a future post!)  Why would you fish to the MO in mid-November?  It’s not.. read more →

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my long time friend, Tom Rosenbauer, for his awesome podcasts he hosts and produces, The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.  Tom and I “sat down” to talk about fishing the MO and other waters in Montana in the busy and “dog days” of summer… read more →

  Flows Below Holter Dam: 3,840 c.f.s. (Normally 5,669 c.f.s.) Lots of choices on the MO River menu this time of year and with lots of fish  looking to the surface for their sustenance that means lots of opportunity to land some beautiful Montana salmonids. Bugs abound in all sorts of sizes, colors and species. It’s.. read more →