Winding down with summer proper and we are looking forward to the change of seasons.
With that comes an entire set of autumn activities.
Get some of these dates on your calendar because we know that you too have a full fall schedule. We’d love to see you at the Labor Day Sale in conjunction with the 1st Annual Browns and Brews Beer Festival in Craig Saturday September 5th.
The fishing will heat up too. The normal and generally predictable late summer angler slowdown is nearly behind us. Water under the bridge. Why do we see fewer folks in late August? The rest of Montana is usually fishing quite well. But the fishing here can be pretty great if you have the proper attitude. Go with the flow and enjoy the entire day. Good things happen to that kind of individual.
Let’s hope those damn fires will be extinguished and the skies clear. Cooler nights and cooler days will greet you along with the foliage color change from green-ish brown to orang-ish brown. The fishing hours get shorter everyday. We welcome that seasonal change.
A new level of fishing fever fills the Missouri River air. You can actually taste it. Strange as that may be. Gin and Tonics are replaced by Hot Toddies, Shorter days mean longer nights. Both Izaak’s and Uncle Joe’s can keep you tuned up until your bed calls.
You should also get that fall trip in the books. Most of you already have your September and October plans. But if you don’t, pick up the phone and call one of our crack booking staff. Sara, Ben, Braden, and Julie can help you through the process and feel free to quiz them on the fishing as well. They are all well versed in the Missouri River Life.
Saturday September 5th: Browns and Brews Fest in Craig 4pm-8pm. Live Music by Up in the Air Band. Live and Silent Auction items for your fundraising pleasure. Guide Trips, cool logo wear, merchandise from local vendors and fly shops, and much more. $25 for the Derek DeYoung designed glass pint with sampling form all the breweries. Katabatic outta Livingston, Bozemen Brewing Co, The Front, Bowser Brewing, and The Mighty Mo Brew Co all from Great Falls will provide a couple beers each as this tasting fest will be well attended.
Saturday September 5th & 6th: Headhunters Labor Day Sale. All day both Saturday and Sunday. DOLLAR FLY SALE some exclusions, deals on demo rods from SAGE, Orvis, T & T, Loomis, Echo, Sweetgrass Rods, reels, fly lines, logo wear, Howler Bros., SIMMS, and much more. Stop by and save some money!
September Nymphs Well! One of the top nymphing months. Some difficult dry fly stiff too. Streamer fishing gets going.
October is Streamer and Dry Fly Fishing. Many anglers favorite month on the Missouri River. Good times for sure. Check out the lodging and get your boat or guide lined up too. Streamer fishing is kick ass and the BWO will keep you casting all afternoon.
October Trout Spey. Good time to get the long rod out of the closet. Come on by and try out any number of Scandi or Skagit lines. We also have the best in Trout Spey lines in the region. And we also have a pile of Trout Spey Rods for DEMO. Check it out all fall and winter long. We love the Trout Spey game.
November: Quiet river. Oh so nice. Stop by for the weekend. We have cabins open here at Craig Trout Camp and cheap Spey Guide Trips.
December: The start of our Winter Trout Spey Series. Watch this very blog for information regarding our famous free sept casting lessons. Generally on a Saturday once a month beginning in December. Also stay tuned for our annual McCune/Gould Clinics in maybe April. These always sell tout so you will want to get in on these two world class spey sustained anchor clinics.
If you need any questions answered or want the inside information on any event or seasonal bug hatches feel free to call us up. We love to talk about fishing the Missouri.
Shop open daily @ 630am and late till dusk. See you in Craig this fall…