Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Nymphing in deeper, slower water with a pair of nymphs like a Lightning Bug, SJW, Scud, Zebra Midge or Luv Bug is a good way to catch fish in colder weather. You will see Midges hatch everyday but most times fish don't rise to them. That's not to say that dry fly fishing is not possible now just not as probable. We also LOVE swinging streamers slowly with our Switch & Spey Rods!! Fun to cast, fun to fish and effective. Call, click or stop by to sign up for one of our FREE Spey Casting Clinics this Winter both in Helena and in Craig.

Seven-day forecast 

More snow (yeah!!) and cold this weekend and into next week. Don't complain, we still need more snow to keep our snowpack up to normal and it doesn't snow unless its cold. So if your a whimp for winter weather then sit inside, sip something warm and tie some flies.
Sign up for on of our Fly Tying Classes this Winter 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, BS, 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 
TH Zebra Midge Black, Red, Olive #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #16-#18 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis CJ Nymph #12-#14 Buy from Orvis.com
Zonker Black, Olive, Brown, #6-#8 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive, Brown, Orange #6-#8 Buy from Orvis.com
Griffith's Gnat #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
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