The Missouri will challenge all anglers and is a favorite in our book. Russell country provides a dramatic backdrop for the finest Montana tail water fly fishing experience. Tricos’ caddis and PMD’s blanket the water, as well as prolific baetis and midge hatches. We focus on the “Mo” from mid-April to late may and again during the dog days of summer. It should be noted that spring and fall streamer fishing rivals any other river at any time. Come and see what we love about this legendary river. At Renegade Fly Fishing Outfitters, we want you to experience this unique fly fishing adventure. Make fly fishing the Missouri River one of your bucket list adventures, and allow us to make it unforgettable!
Key Hatches & Dates on the Missouri River:
Skwalas-April7th through late April-Baetis are often part of this dry fly madness.
Mother’s Day Caddis-May 10-25 If you can hit it right, it is absolutely nuts!
PMD’s-June 10-Augustish This is when a good caster can make dry fly fishing dreams come true. It’s also when a bad caster should think about starting golf lessons.
Tricos-July 10-July 30Thick clouds of dying mayflies, HUGE pods of rising trout! Each landed fish is a victory, while each lost fish is fodder for laughter and awe.
Hoppers-Augustish until late Sept. Big browns in shallow water slamming a foam hopper? Yep, this is an anglers time to be on the Missouri. If the hoppers aren’t up to snuff, the ant hatch can fill in the gaps.
Baetis-Sept. 1- Whenever it’s too cold to fish. Again with the big pods that are putting on the feed-bags. Throw in some wicked streamer fishing and the recipe is complete.
Flies that we use:
Nymphs (if you must): Rainbow Czech, Green machine, Zebra midge, RS2
Dries: Baetis, Caddis and even Skwalas (mid April to late May)Caddis, PMD’s, Triocos (late June into August)
Streamers: White Zonkers, Woolheads, etc. (Spring and Fall)
$490.00 Full Day / $450.00 Half Day
As always, we advocate the use of NO BOBBERS! I quit watching bobbers when I left the end of the dock.
Renegade Fly Fishing Outfitters are a Missoula fly fishing guide service and outfitter providing fly fishing trips throughout Montana’s premier rivers, streams and lakes.