The last day of Sunshine before the touch of winter invades us.
We are enjoying light and variable winds with that ball of fire, warming us to the core.
Tomorrow and the week ahead includes…[forecast]
All reaches fishing well. The most popular? Wherever you want to be. It is all good my fishy friends.
Missouri River Fishing Report
Dry flies that are helping you out include Snowsoe Dun, Baetis Cripple, Brooks Sprout, Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, LAst Chance Cripple, Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, Grillo’s El Camino, Orange Goddard, some on ants, small midge patterns in the am like Griffiths, Quigley’s Cluster, Stu Dominic’s Reneball, Snowshoe Midge, Harrop’s Hanging Midge. That get your through the first 6 hours of the day.
Streamers that have guys panties in a bunch include Clous-A-Bous, Brown Sculpins, Skiddish Smolt, Sculpzilla’s, Orange Blossom Special, Bloom’s Sculpin Bugger, Lead-eye Bugger, Big Horn Bugger. Urchin Bugger JJ’s, Arnold’s Stinger Sculpin…Sara from the shop says that Brown has been the theme this last week. And this morning for sure.
Nimps? Yah, they work well. Sows, Scuds, PT’s and Midge patterns are all in the mix. FB PT’s, Red Headed Step Child’s, Two Bit Hookers, Indigo Child, Pearl LB’s, Zebra’s, Quig’s Midge Pupa’s, Rojo Midge, Newman’s Own Zebra, Don King’s, Weir’s Choco Nymph, Micro-May’s in all flavors, RS2’s…that should be enough to change flies every fish all day long. Add a few of your own to this long list of kick-ass Missouri River patterns.
Lots of fun folks around as we enter tis final week of October. Non-local locals are still here in force. The same faces every year. This gang is also here in June into the July period. April as well. They know, they know quality. You cannot refuse the last part of October, June, or April.
The best all around sleeper month? MAY. Yep, you heard it here first. MAY is about half of our staff and half of our guides favorite month. Just saying.’
November is booking well. The weather adn the water temps are allowing a long and fabulous late fall. How late will your fall go? Opening day of hunting season today adn the traffic here on the river is still strong. Shot your buck, then cast at rising brown trout. Finish at Izaak’s for killer smoked Ribs, then a nightcap at Joe’s Bar. Ohh, a dream day!
Headhunters Fly Shop open daily @ 8am for hot coffee, generic conversation, shit hot flies, sale items, SIMMS gear, gloves, handwarmers, toques…
Need more this Saturday to keep you occupied if you are not cleaning the garage?