Headhunters Fly Shop and Guide Service Missouri River Fishing Report

Headhunters Fly Shop and Guide Service Missouri River Fishing Report 6.30.14

Coming off of a great PMD week on the upper with the caddis on the lower reaches increasing in strength daily. Had one report from a long time resident here on the Mighty Mo that stated he had never seen so many caddis in his entire life. But, that may not be true…

Yep, it’s good. It’s summer.

I know you are coming out this summer so we do not have to cover that here today.

Caddis on the lower river are thick. Yes thick. Lots of bugs in the bushes. Not so many inundating the river arena yet. Strange yes. Why? I don’t know. This next month will bring them to the water.

PMD’s have been anemic in the last couple days with the howling wind conditions here locally. Less wind this coming week along with higher daytime air temps. 80’s I believe. Not the 1980’s

Streamer anglers have been getting it done too with ripping fast retrievals and leeches, shiny patterns,and your fav home brew too.

All the stretches of the river are being fished daily with lighter pressure here and there. Choose wisely and float on down.

Hot Nymph flies for the week ahead include…

  • PMD Tungsten Redemption
  • Mason’s Peep Show
  • Military May
  • Ju JU PMD
  • Poxyback PMD
  • Purple Weight Fly
  • Tung Dart
  • Trina’s Angle Case PMD
  • Wiers Choco Cherry
  • Translucent Pupa
  • Silvey’s Pupa
  • Psycho Prince Kyle’s Yellow Sally
  • Sows, all of them
  • Rainbow and Tan Czech Nymph

Dry Flies that are leaving the bins at amazing rates include…

  • Purple Phase Loop Wing
  • Buzzball
  • Trapped Dun PMD
  • CDC and Elk Caddis
  • Arrick’s Parachute Ant
  • Shimi CDC Ant
  • PMD Sparkle Dun
  • Harrop’s Cripple
  • Brindle Chute
  • Harrop’s Palmered Caddis
  • Bloom’s Caddis
  • Quigley’s Sally Stacker
  • Rusty Spinner
  • Quig’s Half Dun Hatching
  • X Caddis
  • Stocking Wing Caddis
  • All Stages Caddis

Hot streamers include…

  • R2R Golden
  • Skiddsih Smolt Brown or Silver
  • Chronic Minnow
  • PigPen Leech
  • Simi Leech
  • Foxy Clouser
  • Dalai Llama
  • Home Invader Yellow
  • We have a pile of that Galloup stuff for you folks that like that stuff!


We’ve had a lot of Demo Rods go 0out this last week. Fun stuff. Why not demo a rod from SAGE, Orvis, Echo, Sweetgrass Bamboo while you are here fishing the Missouri? We have SAGE Method and One, Orvis Helios2, Sweetgrass Mantra, Echo Gecko kids rods.

We also have a plethora of fly lines to try on your existing rod. RIO Gold, Grand, Outbound Short, and the latest RIO Perception Connect Core lines in many sizes. Take one out and see how it likes your fly rod. You may like it too!

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  • Bernie Alper
    June 30, 2014 5:07 pm

    Mark-I enjoy reading your blogs. They are always informative and keep my interest high. I’ll look for you in and around the shop next week. Bernie

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