…………a great river and nasty weather which provides solid angling in late October.  Thirty five some odd miles of trout stream with spectacular scenery and minimal pressure.  Gritty folks who enjoy the elements of snow and wind – cold temps, which push most folks inside to watch sports from the couch or bar stool.

The past five days on the Missouri River were such a joy.   The fellas who come out and fish with Greg, Mike, Pete and myself in late October are a class act.  They know we’ll get on the river soon enough each morning and realize that the fishing holds second chair to the experience in and of itself.   Time on the water is what they want….five days will provide enough time to decompress from the real world, yet leave you wanting more.

This year, on their forth trip to the Missouri River, several of the clients wanted to up their game and make the jump from chasing bobbers from ramp to ramp, to stripping streamers and dry fly fishing.   Here lies the root of why I guide – teaching the game, in it’s entirety – as the angler progresses in their ability.  Those wanting to enhance their experience will fore go the bobber rig when the opportunity presents itself and learn something different.  Evolving your skill set with a fly rod opens up doors to a better understanding of why we all go fishing.