Missouri River

July 8, 2020

Fishing Conditions

July 8, 2020

The mighty Mo' is still pretty high but that hasn't stopped the fishing as the fish have swung into full dry fly mode so start hunting for those heads! PMD's, Yellow Sallies and Caddis are the name of the game right now. Nymphing has still been great as well with the usual suspects such as worms, scuds, sow bugs, and soft hackles getting the job done throughout most stretches.  Early on, the caddis have been mostly a size 12-14 tan variety. For the PMDs, a size 14 parachute or extended body will work for a dry. The PMD emergers have also been hot with a split case PMD, rainbow warriors, hunchbacks, short wing emergers, loop wings, challanged PMD. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Headlight Sallies; 14-18, Snowshoe Sally; 12-14, Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 16 Purple Haze: 12-16, Pullover PMD 16-18, Loop Wing PMD 16-20, Brook Sprout PMD 16-20, Last Chance PMD 16-20, Parachute Caddis 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink 14-20, Missing Link Caddis 14-20

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: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, Green Machine: 16-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18, Sow Bug: Dark or Light Hares Ear: 16-18, Tung. Tail. Sow Bug Rainbow: 14-16, Clouser Crayfish: Olive, Tan, Drk Turkey: 6-10

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

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