Life on the Missouri River Montana in Craig.

While walking in the back door of the shop this morning I did my usual scan of the array of bugs that like to cling on the back porch every day. It’s a good heads up of what’s hatching on the river so I’ve made a habit of taking a minute or two to study.. read more →

The original plan for today was to write about my first trip down The Smith River. I would have gotten off the river last night after a five-day stint working a gear boat for Lewis and Clark Expeditions on an outfitted trip. Unfortunately, camping on that river got closed on the 4th of July due.. read more →

Getting to a different river system is a nice change, but when it is flowing dirty sometime you just want to…oh well it still fished pretty darn good. I had the pleasure of fishing with Wyatt Earp ( the Boston Terrier) during a rain, lightning, thunder and hail storm. read more →

Billy left his Contender at home for an evening of fishing a smaller stream. We never thought it was possible to pry him from that rowers seat, but this nice rainbow made it worth while. No need to worry, Bill and his boat will be back in each others company this evening on The MO. read more →

Some mornings you drink a cup of coffee to wake up other mornings its like the fish are giving you a sign of good things to come. How was your coffee this morning? Get over to Craig and get your fish whistle wet before the crowds this weekend. It’s going to B A U Tiful.. read more →

  Ol’ Wild Bill and crew fishing the legend in his beloved Hyde Contender from Craig to Stickney in the twilight. Uncle LaMoyne would be proud. read more →

Stop by the big red barn in Craig for the secret recipe. In honor of this Father’s Day weekend we ate the “dads”and the “dads” were tasty. Almost forgot, the fishing is pretty darn hot too. Get out here on the MO. read more →

“Where are your Waterwisp flies?” “A water what?” “You know those flies with the hackle tied on the bend of the hook…” read more →

Last night our young Phil was welcomed into the world of drinking as we celebrated his big 21st birthday with the traditional Craig bar crawl. Yep, a guy can do a bar crawl right here in Craig, MT. It’s actually pretty easy, you only have two places to pick from and the voyage takes nothing.. read more →

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