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The gust line is the blue line in the bottom graph. It says it will gust to 65mph. That is damn windy. The full meal deal graph is here.
Do you casting in the wind? We don’t wither but it is imperative if you like to have any sort of game in the fly fishing world.
There are a lot of problems that we as humans, primarily males, bring on ourselves when presented with wind casting and fishing situations.
Most of us cast too fast and too hard. Remember, you are only pulling string through the air. You cannot push string. You cannot re-invent physics. Honest.
Practicing in the wind is the best way to get better. Do it more often. Honest.
Cross winds are a problem too. Cast sideways, cast into the wind, cast with the wind. Get comfortable, or try, with varying conditions. You will catch more fish. That is the pay-off.
Take a lesson form your buddy, or a professional. Stop by the shop for wind casting improvements. Just do it. Catch more fish.
P.S. It blows here on the Missouri River.
While more and more overseas fly rods command a share of the market every year, the top names in the business still make rods in the USA. Orvis has put together this great video featuring the team that designs and assembles their rods. You would assume that a giant company like Orvis has some high tech factory with robots, lasers and armed security personnel. I’m sure Orvis has some crazy software, advanced manufacturing processes and highly trained staff, but this video sure has a craftsman feel to it. A touch of fish porn doesn’t hurt either. Cool.
Here’s an edit I did for the Orvis “Down The Hatch” Fly Fishing & Film Festival in Missoula MT. This is the first time I watched any of my video on the big screen, and it was quite a learning experience. Honored to be involved. Enjoy.
Guide Peter Skidmore had the privilege of fishing with local Tenkara master Frank Scopa the other day. I declare Frank “the master” because he is the only person I know who has landed a trout with a Tenkara rod on the Missouri River. In fact he’s the only person I know who has fished the Missouri River with a Tenkara rod. Actually, he’s the only person I know who owns a Tenkara rod.
So until someone unseats Frank and his wicked lightweight butterfly landing net, he will be our local Tenkara guru.
According to Peter, using a Tenkara rod is fairly straightforward and simple. The hardest part is fending off all the shit your buddies are throwing at you. It sounds as if Frank is battle tested.
Peter was quick with the iPhone to capture this extraordinary feat on film. Proof. Congratulations Frank! Doing it Tenkara style! Missouri River Tenkara style!
Use the comments below to let us know if Headhunters should carry Tenkara rods or not. Be nice to Frank, however. He can poke your eye out from 13 feet away with that thing!
A short video shot and edited last year by Scumliner.
All dry fly action from some of the Headhunters staffers. Both shop and guide staff participated in this dry fly bonanza.
Ed Note: It’s happening right now and getting better. Dry fly fishing is why most come to the Missouri River. In the spring though? Yes, the spring midge hatch is pretty special. Its good now…it’ll be incredible in a few weeks.
We really believe we are ahead of the curve this year and the midge fishing is already fantastic. Not everyday, but often enough to keep our interest level high.
The water temps are @ 37F and will be climbing with the air temps later this week. Right now we got the snow. It comes and goes. Mostly flurries. Get rid of that damn wind and we rejoice.
So do the trout.
Enjoy this short diversion today on the Headhunters Blog.
Missouri River Spring Training
- More from Scumliner Media here.
- focalFISH.com | Daily Fishing Images
- Missouri River Spring Hatches | Headhunters Fly Shop dot com
For your viewing pleasure, and a little hint about some upcoming activity at Headhunters. Hmmm… what could we be up to? A contest, maybe?
Many of you will probably be thinking that it’s so slow and boring in Craig during the winter months that the Headhunters crew has time to sit around and make brilliant videos like this. Not true. We are busy taking bookings and servicing local anglers looking for flies, advice and shuttles.
We’re just so talented and versatile that we can do all of that, AND produce high quality, beautiful videos like this at the same time. Keep you eye on the blog and social networks for more on Squatching in Craig, MT.
Get out your video camera and practice your Squatch – or Yeti – call. Just sayin’.
Fly Tying tonight at 6pm. Maybe we’ll go outside and howl at the moon! Sara is ready. Are you?
Beautiful imagery and a strong subject that is close to some of us. Most Montanan’s think places like the Skeena are too far gone to ever get ruined.
Having spent quite a bit of time in this region, I can tell you that it is the kind of place that you enjoy being in. Fish or not. It’s an absolutely magical place that is becoming a battleground between corporate interests and BC Residents who wish to preserve it.
Whether you’re a Steelhead fanatic or a conservationist you will enjoy this short teaser.
Missouri River Flows
Great Falls Intl Airport, MT
Last Updated on May 19 2013, 7:53 am MDT
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Wind: SW at 9mph
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