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Essentials for Fall Fishing

by Mark Raisler


10 Essentials for Fall Fly Fishing

A couple weeks ago as I walked out my door for another summer day of guiding, I realized that it was not summer at all! It was fall. The tides had changed. The fall air had arrived. Not nearly yet full fall effect, but the texture of the air had certainly become darker. Not as light, or as bright, or as stale as the summer atmosphere can become. Fall had arrived on the Missouri River.

On the short 6 mile drive to Craig Montana, the hub of Missouri River angling, I saw a few scant red leaves showing in the riverside brush. Not many, and not deep red by any stretch, but there were some color changes occurring.