The Missouri River
The Missouri River is legendary even by Montana standards. With trout averaging 18 inches and fish counts regularly exceeding 6,000 per mile in the river’s upper reaches below Holter Dam, it’s easy to see why the Missouri is considered one of the greatest fisheries in the Western United States.
Commonly referred to as the “MO,” the Missouri River is most famous for its dry-fly fishing, which is best from April through November. The mayfly and caddis hatches can be so prolific that, at times, the river boils with rising trout. Fishing during one of these hatches is a truly wild experience that draws anglers from all over the world.
As you float, take in the magic of the surrounding scenery. Each day will be different, floating past the islands and shallow riffles of the upper stretch, or gazing in awe at Tower Rock, a sheer, 424-foot volcanic cliff in the Missouri River Canyon. Watch for bald eagles soaring above and the occasional big horn sheep scrambling between rock towers.
Every day on the Missouri is a chance to land the fish of a lifetime.
Missouri River Guided Fly Fishing
Gearing up for the day’s adventure, you can expect to float a 6-10 mile stretch of river, drift through spectacular scenery and experience epic fly fishing. But as good as the river is, your time on the water will only be elevated by experiencing it with our professional Missouri River fly fishing guides.
Like the river, which is well-suited for both seasoned and beginner anglers, our expert guides are great with all skill levels. Equally at home teaching the basics of casting as they are guiding you into a huge brown trout, they have a keen understanding how to meet—and even exceed—your expectations on the river.
What guides provide:
Rod, reel, net, drift boat, line, flies, everything you need to go fishing
What guests should pack:
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun shirt, neck gator, water shoes, lightweight pants, plan to get wet, etc.
We guarantee you a fun, successful day on the water.