The Missouri River can only be described as a “Trout Factory”. Aquatic life in the river is substantial. Because of the manufactured environment created by the Holter Dam the trout and insect populations are enormous. The Missouri truly is an aquarium. The consistent temperatures and flows allow for a year long growing season for Missouri River trout.
The strong and healthy Rainbow and Brown trout love to go air born during reel screamin’ runs. While Dry fly fishing is said to be The Missouri’s claim to fame, It can be extremely technical. The hatches and pods of trout rising to these bugs are a sight to see. Precise casts and perfect drifts are required to get these picky fish to eat. Nymphing is the favorite method among Missouri River Fly Fishing Guides for putting fish in the net.
Missouri River Fly Fishing is not a secret, The solitude you can often enjoy west of the divide is seldom found on the ‘Mo’. That being said, there are plenty of fish in this river. If you have never fished the Missouri River it needs to be on your list.