“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Legendary Missouri in Montana

Legendary Missouri River Fly Fishing
The Missouri River, below Holter Dam, is one of the nation's premier tailwater fisheries. The next 40 miles that flow toward Great Falls are home to thousands of trout, averaging 2,500 - 3,000 per mile, and with an average size of 14-18". Here is photo of our campsite on an island that is home to an angry beaver.

While there is a lot of great wading water and of all types, there are also many areas where boats are preferred. Deep, quiet runs, pods of fish, and down across presentations are common scenarios.

See if you can spot the bird in the photo.

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