Montana Troutfitters is Bozeman’s oldest fly fishing shop Since 1978

Feb 26, 2024

The Missouri river has been fishing great most days! Dry fly fishing with Baetis on cloudy days has been good and a few october caddis are around as well. Streamer fishing has also been productive especially on those cloudy days. That being said Nymphing is where it's at for the most part. Smaller midge and baetis nymphs like the green machine and zebra midge as well as perdigons and frenchies have been some of our favorites. Think pink. And delicious eggs.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

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Dries:

Sz 18 griffiths gnat, C-UM Spinner Trico, sz 18 BWO comparadun, BWO Missing link, Stimulator orange

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Nymphs:

Sz 14-18 Two Bit Hooker, Sz 16 Purple Deaths, Sz 18 Midges, Sz 14-18 Various Perdigons, Sz 14-18 Unweighted Tailwater sowbug, Sz 16 Ray Charles, Sz 16-18 green machine

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Streamers:

Kreelex's, sparkle minnows, skiddish smolts, rusty trombones, sculpzilla

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