Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 

Nymphing deep will get you into fish on the MO in winter for sure. Simple formula- Scud, Czech, or Firebead on top, drop a small Zebra Midge, Pink Lightning Bug or Brassie off of that, split shot above your bugs and fish in 3'-6' of water. Our Thingamaleader Butt Sections make rigging this super easy.
We also love using our 2-handed rods and slowly swinging &/or stripping stremers in that same depth of water. With swinging, you don't have to "work as hard" (come on, it's fishing!) and you can enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife of the river. (You have to pay close attention to the bobber when nymphing.)

Seven-day forecast 

Cold and windy for part of the week but getting nicer as we move the the weekend.
You can always see live weather and streamflows on our website at www.crosscurrents.com. Also, please feel free to call us for an up-to-the-second fishing and weather report. Helena- 406-449-2292, Craig- 406-235-3433.

Must Have Flies 
Birchell's Hatching Midge Black #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Adams, Purple #16-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Pink #18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head BrassieĀ™ Red, Olive #18-#20 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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