Fly Fishing the Missouri River

The Missouri River is one of the world’s best trout streams and has an abundance of trophy rainbow and brown trout. “The Might Mo”, has been referred to as a river that is not for beginners. However the instruction of Dixon Adventures guides can make this fly fishing trip rewarding for all levels of anglers. This tailwater fishery has some of the best trophy trout fishing in the world. Dixon Adventures spends more than half of their season chasing trophy trout on the Missouri. Although some of the fishing on this river can be technical, there can aslo be fantastic Dry Fly Fishing with large patterns. This river holds over 5000 trout per mile in the upper reaches, and the hatches can be thick. We float this river all year, and can be a nice option during our runoff, and drought seasons. Dixon Adventures offers special trips in this region in Late May and early June, when there are some exceptional opportunities to have some of the best fishing of the season with very few people around. Jay is one of the few outfitters in Western Montana that specializes in hunting large browns on dry flies. Nymph fishing is the predominant choice for most guides on the Missouri, but Dixon Adventures focuses on Dry Flies! We fish the Missouri River all year and we offer special trips in the lat fall when massive pods of fish are feeding on the surface.

The Missouri has been called by Jay Dixon, “the ultimate training grounds for both angler and guide”. In order to be successful as a guide on this river one needs to be able to understand the intricacies of the trout behavior and teaching the sport. If you want to be able to catch a trophy trout holding in 12 inches of water, the instruction and patience of Dixon Adventures’ guides is a must. This can be some of our most exciting fishing and has an adrenaline rush that you won’t forget!

The best way to describe the Missouri is to use a quote from a client and experienced flyfisherman, “Floating the Missouri with Dixon Adventures is a life changing experience”.