Days Off… When working in the fly shop or guiding, days off are sometimes few and far between. I usually give myself three options: Go Fishing (Obvious choice) Laundry and errands (probably weeks worth of laundry at that point) Stay inside all day organizing gear and boat bag (sometimes distracted by movies and potential naps).. read more →

Tricos are hatching in full force and the fish are gorging! You want to hit the water early in the morning before the water warms up and look for big pods of fish sipping on spinners. Late afternoon to late evening is also a great time to target rising fish. We suggest a size 18-20.. read more →

Summer has arrived and with it, lots and lots of aqua. We saw an increase from 11,000 CFS to 16,500 in a matter of a couple of days. As you could guess this created some chocolate milk flavored water to pour into the Missouri via its tributaries, particularly the Dearborn, which was throwing in a.. read more →

It appears that Fall is finally upon us, and with that, it means sometimes winter like weather. For most of us that live on the water, we love this time of year because of a couple reasons; less people on the river and some really really great fishing! But how do you make it more.. read more →

The morning begins around 6am for fly fishers in Craig, MT as they have their morning cup of coffee and begin prepping to hit the river. Boat plugs, check. Lunches, check. Fresh beer and ice, check. Each fisherman is sure to Double check for the net as odds of hooking fish are very high. As.. read more →

It’s late July and the heat is here, on and around the Missouri River. With temps reaching the upper 90s and even into the 100s for the last few weeks, our water temps have been on the rise. With that being said, start your days early! The fishing has been great in the morning, then.. read more →

If you have looked at the CFS flows for the MO this morning, you’ll see that she is running at around 11,500. Rumor has it that we’ll see our peak flow for the year in a week or two, somewhere between 14,000-16,000cfs. What does this current flow mean for you? Well to be honest, it.. read more →

If you’ve been to the MO during the last few weeks, you’ll have noticed a few things; lots of water, a good number of boats with bent rods floating by, and not a lot of wade fishermen. We have spent much of the last few weeks at over 10,000cfs, and although this is extremely healthy.. read more →

14 May 2017
May 14, 2017

Dorn’s Pick

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“By this point, we hope you have purchased a Mother’s Day gift, but if you haven’t, we have the perfect gift here at the shop. The 9′ 5wt. Orvis Recon fly rod will remind your mother of all the good times years ago. The Recon is a fast action rod that can do it all… read more →

For the last couple years, this time of month would be showing us some off the chart dry fly fishing; however, at over 8000cfs, our trout seem to be a little shy at podding up with other trout to devour the abundant insects that are on the surface and just below the surface. Dry fly.. read more →