Missouri River: It's Caddis Fest in Craig so it will be CROWDED... the Missouri is still running high but it's one of the best choices to catch fish in Montana at the moment. It will be a nymphing game right now... make sure to run your bugs deep with a long leader and some splitshot. Nymphs will be your standard fare of tailwater bugs, caddis pupa, UV Juan Worms, Amex Czech nymphs, Rainbow Warriors, Garrett's Purple Death, Micro Mays, Ray Charles, Etc.The best time to be on the water lately is in the morning. If you're looking to do some dry fly fishing it'll be tough at these flows. Caddis haven't popped yet but you can still pick off some heads with mayfly patterns in the evening. Haven't heard of a lot of success with the streamer bite but we're never opposed to throwing some big stuff this time of year.
Dries: Low-Rider: 20-22, Renegade: 16-18, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Spider Midge: 18-20, Griffith's Nat: 18-20-22, Quigley's Cluster: 16-20-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Neversink Gnat: 18-20-22, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Extended Body BWO: 16-18-20, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22
Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, RS2's grey, black, olive, light cahill: 16-20, Juju PMD & BWO: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, UV Glass Bead BWO: 16-18, Bat Wing Emerger BWO: 16-18-20, Green Machine: 18-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Short Wing PMD Emerger: 16-18, CDC BWO Emerger: 16-18, Hogans Slow Guy BWO: 16-18, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18
Streamers| Bling Minnow Pearl, Gold: 6, Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 4-6, Zonker White: 4-6, Jawbreaker White: 1/0-2, Home Invader White, Black: 2, Bellyache Minnow Fire Tiger: 2, Flash Fry White: 4, Micro Zonker: 8, Natural and Copper Zonker: 6-8, Kreelex (gold/silver, black/red): 6, Articulate Sparkle Minnow: 4, Baby Gonga: 8