Missouri River

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles. The Mighty Mo is a river that every fly fisherman should fish! We offer full day guided fly fishing trips on the Missouri River and on special occasion we offer half day trips. Full day trips are $495 and Half Day Trips are $395. All trips included fly rods and flies for the day. Full day trips include a great river side lunch and half day trips include snacks and beverages. The only thing you will need to bring is weather appropriate clothing and a Montana Fishing License, which you can purchase at the shop or online. And maybe a bag of ice for your sore arm….. Full day trips are approximately 7-8 hours and half day trips are 4 hours.

The Missouri River is a year round fishery that will put a smile on even the most hardened veterans face. The average fish is 16-20” and will put you in your backing in no time! The nymphing on the Missouri River is second to none and the dry fly fishing is probably the best in the country! Are you a Streamer Junkie? Look no further, you can throw streamers till your arm falls off! If you have never held a fly rod or have more time on the water than most humans……. We’ll show you a great time on the Mighty Missouri!

fly fishing the Missouri river

Fly fishing the Missouri River is a year round event. Once winter begins to loose it grips spring starts to take hold and the fish are hot and eager to eat your flies. Nymphing is extremely effective and depending on the year the dry fly fishing can be amazing. Warm water temps, correct flows and some clouds… Its time to break out your dry fly rod and go get’m!

fly fishing the missouri river

If the fish aren’t looking up then break out the nymph rod and go get’m! The Missouri River is a nymphers paradise. Most think that nymphing is easy? Just throw it out there and you get’m? Right? That doesn’t cut it on the Mighty MO! You mends need to be good, drifts drag free, hooks sets solid and fish fighting on! Nymphing on the Missouri River is awesome! Lets go! Were not scared!

fly fishing the Missouri river

The Missouri River is probably most famous for it’s dry fly fishing. Being a tailwater the Missouri River is a bug factory. From Midges, Stoneflies, BWO’s, Caddis, Ants,  PMD, More Caddis, epic Trico events, Hoppers, more Ants, Did I say Caddis? Almost every bug in the fly fishing world is here! If sight fishing trout that are only inches off the bank is you game? Or if you love stalking flats? Or early mornings spent looking for big fish eating dead bugs? The dry fly fishing on the Missouri River is as good as it gets!

fly fishing the missouri river

Summer on the Missouri River is full of dreams of Tricos and Hoppers. In most years you can set you clock to the Trico Spinner fall and throw hoppers till your arms fall off. Fish will pod up and feed on Tricos like they are machines and chug hoppers on the center of the river flats.

fly fishing the missouri river

After the hot days of summer fall starts to set in. The river temps start to drop, bug activity increases and the fish become more active. The Brown Trout in the river start to think about spawning, the Rainbows get more hot and the fishing responds. The fall on the Missouri River is the secret season. While most are hunting the fisherman can find solitude on the river. Nymphing, dry fishing and streamers are all very effective. With winter knocking on the door it seems that every fish in the river is eating!

fly fishing the missouri river

Fly fishing on the Missouri River is a year round season. Winter is a great time to be on the water. The boat traffic is minimal and the fishing is amazing. Nymphing is extremely productive, streamer fishing is effective and there can be great dry fly fishing when the midges are out and the fish are looking up. If you want to catch some sunshine, enjoy some warmer weather and put fish in the boat give us a call and we’ll get you on the water!