Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

There are lots of targets to cast to especially in the mornings to about 1pm. However, they are pretty picky right now so you've got to be on your game to get them to eat. It's challenging and fun. You should have these dries with you: CDC Caddis, Spinner (Trico,Rusty, PMD) or a PMD Cripple.
Nymphing is good as well but you will have to deal with a bit of weeds. Not as bad as in year's past at this time but the MO does look like a giant spring creek. Green Machine, Weight Fly, Sow Bug up front dropped by a small Love Bug, Mirage Nymph, Green Machine, Juju Baetis on 4X (or 5X) about 15" behind the larger but. You can "deep" nymph that with a split shot and indicator set from 3' to 6' or short leash it 1.5'-2.5' behind a small indicator.

Seven-day forecast 

Not as crazy hot as the past few weeks so that is a nice relief.

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Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Indicator Parachute - PMD #16-#18 Buy from Orvis.com
Sedgehammer #14-#16 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Purple, Pink, Silver #14-#18 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Zonker Black, Olive, Brown, #6-#8 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive, Brown, Orange #6-#8 Buy from Orvis.com
Rusty Spinner #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
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