Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

  A little taste of a Missouri River rainbow trout to get you through the work week. This big ol’ fish took a worm fished deep along a nice soft inside seem down in the canyon section.   read more →

The MO just got another bump of water this afternoon.  We’re now over 8K.  They are making room in Canyon Ferry for runoff as their is more going out then is coming in right now.  The MO at over 8K is a much more difficult river to wade fish and most places are a no.. read more →

In case you haven’t heard, Montana received a lot of snow this winter…and we’ll probably get more this spring. As of April 12th, the Missouri River drainage is at 129% of average for precipitation…and it’s snowing as I write this. As a result, the all-knowing folks who operate the dams have bumped up the flows.. read more →

Most anglers evolve over time. The evolution is what keeps us going. There is always a new fish to chase, a river to see, a way to fish, and it’s impossible to do it all. As you make the journey as a fly angler, so does your fly collection. Most start off with that one.. read more →

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Today we are receiving yet another good dumping of snow.  While about town, I heard several people complaining that they are tired of Winter.  Tired of Winter?  Winter just got here!  Heck, at least it’s not 30 below, again yet.  Come August we will be complaining that it’s ‘too.. read more →

What can you say, there’s not much fly fishing in Antarctica and the weather this week is a lot like a cold day at the South Pole! It’s pretty much a stay inside, tie some flies, read about fly fishing, watch fly fishing videos (Damsels in Distress, that we posted a couple of days ago.. read more →

Lets just say that I have seen fish up feeding in places they are not normally. I would hurry and get in on the afternoon hatch. LOTS of HEADS UP! Pods, finally good sized Pods. The fish up will eat a midge and they will eat the baetis as well. Put it in line with.. read more →

Strike Indicators or Bobbers vary greatly.  From Loon’s Biostrike to the standard old party ballon an indicator can be anything that will “hold” your flies and stay afloat.  My personal favorite is another fly.  That’s right if your fishing a nymph/emerger under a dry fly your fishing with a bobber, purist.  However in Montana we.. read more →

It’s a good time of year to hit the river for some waterfowl and trout. Grab some rods and throw the shotguns in the boat for a good old fashioned Missouri River blast and cast. The river is fishing great and there are plenty of birds hanging around as well. See you out there! read more →

    Lets just say that I have seen fish up feeding in places they are not normally.  I would hurry and get in on the afternoon hatch.  LOTS of HEADS UP!  Pods, finally good sized Pods.   The fish up will eat a midge and they will eat the baetis as well.  Put it.. read more →