Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 

Deep nymphing under an indicator will get lots of hooks up prior to bug activity (4'-7' deep). Once you start seeing bugs and a few noses, try short leashing a Baetis-like nymph under small indicator (pinch-on or small thingamabober) or a large fly like an October Caddis. There is pretty darn good dry fly fishing in the afternoons -especially on cloudy days. We have had some of those epic dry fly days already! Streamers are also pretty darn sweet. It's October for crying out loud and trout on the MO just flat out EAT!

Seven-day forecast 

Looks like a beautiful week for comfort on the river. If the clouds stay overhead, the dry fly fishing will be lights out. Bring layers -it's cold in the mornings. If you don't bring good rain gear to Montana in October, then you deserve hypothermia. You can see live weather links on our website on the Streamflow and Snowpack page at www.crosscurrents.com. Of course you can always give us a call in either shop to get an up to the second weather or fishing report.

Must Have Flies 
CDC Comparadun #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Adams, Purple #16-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Indicator Parachute - Baetis #18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Stimulator Orange #8-#10 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Silver, Purple #16-22 Buy from Orvis.com
TH Zebra Midge Black, Red, Purple #18-#22 Buy from Orvis.com
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