Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

With the water temps now cooling down into the mid to upper 30's, nymphing will be the most productive but not the only way to catch fish on the MO. Swinging or slowly stripping streamers with a sink tip or sinking leader is a lot of fun (especially on a switch or spey rod!). In the afternoons on calm days you can have some decent dry fly action with Midges. But to catch numbers of fish, it's a double nymph rig with Pink Lightning Bugs, Scuds, Worms, & PT's.

Seven-day forecast 

Milder daytime temps above freezing will allow for fly fishing without ice in the guides. It's usually a bit windy when we have these "warmer" winter temps so be prepared for that. Check out our website at www.crosscurrents.com for live weather reports and weather web cams and live wind information. Surf over to our blog, The Currents Seam (www.currentseam.com) for up to date fishing reports and other fun info and photos.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Birchell's Hatching Midge Black #16-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Griffith's Gnat Black #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug Pink, Tan, Rainbow #16-#14 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Pink, Silver, Purple #18-#14 Buy from Orvis.com
Vernille San Juan Worm Red #10-#12 Buy from Orvis.com
English Pheasant Tail Natural or Flashy #14-#18#18 Buy from Orvis.com
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