Liquid Sunshine falling from the sky this morning. So what should you do? Put on your rain-gear and go outside. Just what any normal sound minded angler would do.
The NOAA Weather Service states: Rain. Hi of 80. Cool in the am, becoming warmer, windy to 12 SSE throughout the day.
Trico’s today? Oh yeah. Late though. As late as after noon? Yes, seen it happen here in August.
Hoppers? Sure. But an ant or a well drifted caddis may out produce this common after lunch fly-tool. If most are throwing hoppers with a lot or two, why wouldn’t you toss something that will create more interest? Just think about it man.
Streamers? Totally your gig today. Or give nymphing a shot.
The water temperatures have cooled with this dousing of cooler wetter weather. No worrying about getting too warm this August now. Not that we were, but it is out of the question after this weather event passes through. Temps currently holding at the 62F-64F mark. The flows are stable at the Hi 4K’scfs and all is well. Shoot, not too many more degrees below the 62 mark and we may see some BWO’s? Psuedo’s for sure.
Shoot, maybe a good Psuedo hatch today! Keep your eyes open, protected from the rain and have at ‘er.
5 Tips to Keep you Dry and Warm during the Deluge
- Wear the best rain gear money can buy. SIMMS, Skwala, Orvis. Come on in and Gear Up!
- Fish under the bridge all day. The fish don’t care, they are all wet anyhows!
- Bring lots of hot coffee, soup, and/or Chicken Broth.
- Renegade fish from the car. Wade fishing is good when you have the protection of the car, the heater, and the option to go to Joe’s, stand by the fire, and tell some lies.
Toss streamers all day long, is the last one. May will be doing this all day. Good results in the rain. We love the rain and the cooling of the river. Feels good.
As for the dry flies and the Trico’s. We’ll see how they fare during this rain day. They are not done by any stretch so keep it tuned here for an update after the clouds part. Looks good for the front end of this coming week.
That is all for this Monday morning. Enjoy your week ahead. Keep warm, and wear some killer rain gear. Shop is open daily for all your Missouri River Montana Fly Fishing needs. Streamers, warm layers, raingear/waders, rainpants, warm hats, and for the rest of the week, sunscreen!