|Buttes of the Missouri|
|White Pelican on the Missouri?|
|Oh so beautiful!|
Getting there, well it is out of the way unless you fly directly in to Great Falls. The area between Craig, MT and the dam (about 20 miles upstream) provides the coldest water in the summer for success. I-15 from the north and south, I-90 then US highway 287 from the east and US highway 200 to 287 South to I-15 from the north will get you where you want to be. Sleeping will be predominantly in either Helena or Great Falls for there are few places on the river to park at night unless you want to camp or bring your motor home. Guides can also be found in each city. For the more adventuresome, you can rent a drift boat or pontoon boat, but if you have never been on this river, I would suggest a guide.
|Early bird on the Missouri|
Try it out. You will not be disappointed. My Idaho/Washington friends say the spring is best, but the Missouri should be on every Idaho fly fishers "bucket list". And if you have ever seen the Missouri downstream in South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas or Missouri, you will not believe it is even the same body of water.
Happy Idaho (Montana) fly fishing!
|San Juan Worm|
San Juan Worm