Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

For numbers, a pair of nymphs below an indicator (see our Tip of the Week below) will get it done well. Summer is creeping in but the flows are still big so the ol' Worm, Pink Lightning Bug, Firebeads are doing well. There are rising fish on PMDs & Caddis, even in these big flows so be ready with a dry fly rod when you see them. They will be tight to the bank or in back eddies or seam lines. You HAVE TO FISH FROM A BOAT now -its too high to wade fish!

Seven-day forecast 

Comfortable daytime high temps with chances of scattered showers. The river will go up to over 10K this week so it's boat only fishing -I repeat, it is NOT WADABLE now.

Sign up for on of our Fly Fishing Schools this Spring & Summer in our Helena shop. Call or stop by our Downtown Helena Store for more info or to put your name down for a class! 406-449-2292. Please click on the "Reported by" link at the top of this page to read more about all our classes & schools and for live weather links.

Open Tying every Saturday in our downtown Helena shop! Come on down, bring a vise (or demo a new one) and hang out, shoot the breeze, twist up a few flies -we'll show you some cool patterns, drink some delicious Firetower Coffee Roasters coffee and snack on sweet treats that Larry "The Urban Legend" provides! It's a good time!

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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