Missouri River Guide Ties Flies


Montana’s Missouri River

Fishing Guide Ties Flies for Fall Fish

When I think of tying flies for the Missouri River in Montana for the fall I typically think small. Small Blue Wing Olives, Pseudos maybe even Midges late. This year was different for me.


This year I wanted to fish the biggest dry fly in any and all situations, all year. So this fall I was trying to decide what pattern to tie for early October on the Missouri River near Craig, MT. How about the October Caddis? I have seen them in years past. I have fished them in years past, with not great success. The decision was made. I’m tying big October Caddis and I’m goin to commit to fishing with them. So I did.

To my surprise the Big Caddis did well, really well. I had big brown trout move feet, not inches, feet for a big dry fly. If you fish the Missouri River below Holter Dam you know that fish don’t move for flies, that is what all of the books say at least. Well, we got big fish to move for a big meal. A week later and I’m still all jazzed up about it. I can’t wait to do it again next year. I will have more caddis ready by then too.

The video on how to tie this great fly will debut soon, keep an eye out for that in the coming weeks.

Tight lines and screaming reels,