Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

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 →

Hey, Fall is here man with a dose of Winter on tap too. We have a Winter system making its way towards Craig, MT and the Missouri River.  Today we should see a high around 58 degrees with a 30% chance of showers turning into snow showers over night.  We are going to start the.. read more →

Earlier this week members of the community gathered to discuss the probability of starting and supporting a new foundation centered around The Missouri River. Nearly 40 people from diverse backgrounds showed in support of a river they love. There were community members, local business owners, fly shop staffers, outfitters, members of TU, lawyers, land owners,.. read more →

Fire bead, hot bead, hot head, orange bead, or whatever you want to call a pattern that is tied with a bright orange metallic thing at the head. Rumors of their success quietly circle their way around the shop, nobody really admits they are working. It’s like there is a secret, but everybody knows it… read more →

The MO is Hot HOt HOT. Flows are at 3030 cfs out of Holter Dam. The water temperature this morning was at 53 degrees, the high for today will be 57 degrees with varying wind out of the SW at 7 mph. Fishing’s been great all over the river. Short Leash Nymphing has been producing.. read more →

There are quite a few different theories on picking out an effective streamer pattern. After spending time in a fly shop, you tend to hear it all. Every theory is worth listening to and after a while you tend to decide what works for you. Here are a handful of ideas that have circulated around.. read more →

Yes, the boat launch at Holter Dam is closed due to the federal government shutdown. Not to worry, all other ramps on The MO are open and functional. read more →