Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

Thats right folks, the streamer bite is getting better.  We have a few streamer like days coming up here.  Weeds can be a headache or almost not an issue it just depends on the Missouri River Weed Equation for said day.  Get out here, line up that sink tip line and toss some big bugs. read more →

It feels like July out on the river, not because of the weather or the shorter days. Mostly it’s just all the traffic on the river. Some of the river closures have been lifted around the state, but people are still flocking to The MO. Maybe it’s just the good fishing… read more →

Check out this unique carp video that won a contest with Orvis. It’s a long hot August in Craig and it can be fun to mix things up a little bit with chasing a few other species that actually enjoy the warm water. Our trout are hating the hot water temps, but the carp sure.. read more →

It’s important to protect your livelihood. If trout and fantastic cold water fisheries are your thing, then Trout Unlimited is for you. It can be easy to enjoy fishing your favorite stream and complain about how better it was “in the good old days.” With that said, if the trout fishing in your favorite river.. read more →

We love CDC. It just might be the best feather out there to tie your dries with, but why do we love it so much? read more →

Dry fly fishing on Montana’s Missouri River requires delicate presentations with small flies that look very realistic. Big bushy dry flies just don’t get the job done in most scenarios on The MO. This is why we love using emerges, cripples, and spinners. Especially ones that use CDC. read more →

With the start of August it’s safe to say that we are officially in hopper season on The Missouri River. It’s time to get out those hoppers, pick your favorite droppers, and rig your  dry fly rods with something big and foamy. Last week at the annual CrossCurrents Hopper Swapper our staff got together and.. read more →

  Here is a list of our top ten favorite nymphs to have in your box when making a trip to Craig. There are many other patterns what will work an any given day, but these are the ten staples that will work almost year round. read more →

“What’s my favorite rod?” A question that most anglers always have stirring around in the back of their mind. It might be a question that makes most of us always wanting another rod for a different river or different style of fishing. While some rods are good for dry fly fishing and others make for easy.. read more →

Most of the people that have wet a line on The MO this year are pretty impressed with the average fish size and population numbers the river has to offer. One of the most common questions that we get here in the shop, “Does this river even have any small fish in it? I haven’t.. read more →