Two highly effective flies that you will want to learn to tie right from the start are the Woolly Bugger and Mike's Mohair Leech. As pointed out in "A Touch of Midas," the Missouri Department of Conservation sells an affordable video showing how to tie the Woolly Bugger. Entitled "Conservation Guide to Beginning Fly-tying," it features Missouri fly fisherman, Stream Team Coordinator, TV host, and FFF member Mark Van Patten.
Ask most people about Missouri fly fishing and the first thing that they will think of is a scene of elbow to elbow fisherman on opening day at one of Missouri's Trout Parks. If that is all you think it is, you are missing out on some great fly fishing opportunities.
The beautiful Ozark region is blessed with many cold water springs. These springs are the secret to Missouri's unmatched potential. How many places can you fly fish 365 days of the year and have the potential to catch a trophy every day? STREAM SIDE ADVENTURES has the experience and first hand knowledge of the area and the special techniques that it takes to make your Missouri fly fishing experience truly memorable.
The Missouri River Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization based in Great Falls, Montana who work to further the sport of fly fishing in our community by promoting the education, trout, and conservation of the sport of fly fishing.