Missouri River Weekend Nymphing Report plus Midge Update
Just the facts for this short Missouri River Weekend Nymphing Report.
- Fish the soft inside stuff. Most of the fish are stacked in that type of water. Although a few in one tick faster. So, stopped, plus 1 tick. Or 1 point 2.
- If you don’t find them in a couple passes or 12 wade fish drifts, move.
- If you do, spend some time there.
- Pink. Sows. Scuds. Winter fare.
- Use split or not. Most are not.
- Downstream mend taking out all of that useless winter slack. Hair trigger is good. All that sloppy summer slack has no business executing the winter nymph game properly.
- Midge anglers of the dry fly sort will find some fish rising. Generic clusters should get it done. Unless you like the techy game. I say, save that for the summer months and PMD frustration. Griffith’s Gnats, CDC Clusters, Double Posted Clusters, Quig’s Cluster, Adams, Buzzballs. I used to use a Kaufmann’s Hatching Midge pattern with success on the Mo, Just found a couple sorting the midge boxes. Tied them 25 years ago. Only a small amount of rust near the eye of the hooks. Should give them a shot today.
- Dry-dropper will work. Dangle a dripper of the Zebra variety or some a black soft hackle, a small PT. Something damn small.
- Swingers are getting fish consistently. Leeches. Some say no need to toss anything but black, and others say anything but black. So, what camp are you in?
- Steep boat ramps no. Level boat ramps yeah. Shuttles by Headhunters yes. Open at 8 daily.
Will the weather cooperate for great weekend action? Check it out. Maybe see you here on the Mo. Lodging available.
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