July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
The Missouri River, from Holter Dam to
Cascade, is the "best dry fly river in the world" during the month
of July! Prolific mayfly and caddis fly hatches and 6,000 wild
browns and rainbows per mile, many of them 20"-24"
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with an average trout landed
17"-19" and much bigger in the Land of the Giants.
I seldom hook trout less than 17" on this amazing river.
The bows and browns are incredibly fat specimens! Like most rivers,
you must time your visit within the proper time frame best action has a narrow window. Our trips
are at the peak period
of insect and trout activity when it is difficult to get guides or
accommodations. I reserve my guides and accommodations 12 months in
advance to ensure the very best
opportunities for my clients. Our guides are the best on the
river for head hunting with dry flies sipping trout, as well as
expert nymphing and streamer fishers.
Our last few trips were great with size and numbers of fish
landed, with an average of about 15 big wild rainbows and browns per
person, per day, on dry flies and more if your skill level is good.
Nymph fishing is also excellent! The Missouri at this time is a
"kick ass" river with sipping trout all day! Our guides are the best
on the river (we float 5 consecutive days). The guides will also
wade if you like. I pay extra for our guides and make special
arrangements to float during the time frame that we need as well as
arrange trips to the "Land of the Giants".
The "Land of the Giants" produced lots of big
fish over the past few years, on dry flies to PMD & Caddis, as well as nymphs,
tricos, and streamers! So I have made
arrangements to have a special boat jet boat guide in the "Land of
the Giants" daily so that we all can spend at least one full
day in this
The dry fly, nymph and streamer fishing here is still producing bows and browns in
the 17"- 29" class with an average of over 20inches.
Last trip I landed a 28.5" rainbow on a small dry and 5x tippet. And we also land
many of these
big guys on dries too. When
this is on it's as good as it gets with a dry fly!
Everyone's favorite part of the Missouri is the famous 35 miles
of the big Missouri from the tailwater at Holter Dam to below the town of
Cascade, where you will sight fish for sipping browns and bows
17"-24+" with dry flies, our
guides are all synced into these hatches.
During the past 5 years I found that the Mid Canyon to Cascade
area fished the best for big bank feeders and with less traffic -
During the past 5 seasons the best action was from 9am to 6pm. Also
and importantly, there was very little traffic, and very few boats,
in this area while the upper section from the dam to Craig was the
with boat and wade traffic (floats from the dam to Craig are
available on a daily basis also, and are very good despite
Due to the low traffic in the lower river, we stay in Yucca Bend
Lodge and cabins right on the Missouri River and have excellent private access to the river. Cabins are comfortable, done in a Montana
style with air conditioning, modern
baths, living rooms with stone fireplaces, and cozy bed rooms and dinning facilities.
plan to fish from 9am right through to 6pm, and have cocktails, hors
d'oeuvres, and dinner at the ranch house around 7:30pm. Our ranch
house and cabin have private access to the river with some great
evening fishing during the evening caddis hatches and and spinner
falls for those who still have some energy left.
own chef will prepare our breakfast and dinner with
delicious steaks, chops, roasts, chicken, ribs with all the
trimmings, plus home baked cakes, pies, muffins – and plenty of it. So, it’s great fishing, great guides, delicious food,
wine and excellent accommodations.
Cost for the 7 day, 6 night, 5 guided float days
including the Land of the Giants Trip is $3995. That's arrive day 1,
guide float days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
and depart day 7 after breakfast. Fishing is also available on
arrival and departure days and in the evenings
on our private access to the river.
$1,800 deposit is required at registration.
We highly recommend trip
Trip includes: 7 days, 6 nights accommodation (2 per room/2 per
boat) with 5 full day guided float trips; all meals, snacks,
lunches, drinks (soft drink, juice, coffee, tea, beer, wine). Everything is included except air fare and tips for the
guides and chef.
Ranch cabins hold 7 beds and 3 baths. private room and bath are
available for an additional $50 per day with our affiliate river
view lodge in the town of Cascade (1 mile away). The 7 Ranch beds
are on a first come deposit basis.
To register, send a $1,800 deposit per trip to Al Caucci Flyfishing,
1250 Winterdale Road, Starlight, PA 18461. Call or text Al anytime
at (570)-807-5123, or email
for more details and to sign up.
Cancelation Policy - ACFF is a small flyfishing destination
business. Due to the fact that our Missouri R. trip's time slot is
in high demand, and that I strive to book the top guides and
accommodations 1 yr in advance, I must have a strict
booking/cancelation policy. If for any reason you must cancel your
reservation, your deposit is non refundable unless you have a
replacement, no matter what the cause of cancelation. We recommend
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