Fly Fishing the Missouri River in Montana

Fly Fishing the Missouri River in Montana

Over the past several years, as many of you know, Montana Fly Fishing Guides has been spending most of May & June on the Missouri River.  Why? Plain and simple it’s the best, most consistent fishing in Montana during this time of the season. For those of you who haven’t experienced this spectacular fishing we highly recommend it.  If you’re thinking about joining us here’s brief run down of what you can expect.

Weather – is typically between 60-70 degrees with partly cloudy skies and occasional rain showers, but very comfortable overall.

Hatches – in May will include midges and spring baetis. June brings Caddis and PMDs, or Pale Morning Duns.

Fishing – is typically good to great nymphing with opportunities for spectacular dry fly fishing, especially later in June when the caddis and PMDs are out in full force.  A good day of fishing will result in 20 to 40 fish per day with Browns and Rainbows averaging 15-21 inches.  These Missouri River Rainbow’s fight unlike any other trout in Montana – they are hot!

Craig, Montana – is possibly one of the great trout fishing towns anywhere.  A couple restaurants, 2 bars, 3 fly shops and lots of trout right out the front door.

Well, we hope that provides you with enough information to get a good feel for what to expect if you decide to join us.  We do have limited availability on guides and the most limiting factor is good lodging so if you’re interested we highly recommend contacting us sooner rather than later.

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