Missouri Fly Fishing Charters

Missouri Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Missouri

Missouri: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $325
Greenfield
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $325

Fly Fishing in Missouri

Missouri fly fishing should be on every angler’s bucket list. With designated Red, White, and Blue Ribbon waters to fish, as well as over 400 lakes and 115,000 miles of streams and rivers, there’s no end of places to wet a line and reel in a beauty.

What to Expect

Depending which river you choose to fish, you could spend as little as two hours out on the water or the whole day. Some of the top spots to visit when fly fishing include North Fork River, the Ozarks, Lake Taneycomo, Crane Creek, and plenty more. 

Some guides are happy to teach anglers the skills required to fly fish. If you’re a beginner, head over in spring. The early season hatch of caddis, mayfly, and stonefly happens in March and the Trout are hungry for them. Match your flies to the hatch and the action will be non-stop.

Fall and winter are best for experienced anglers – you’ll need to cast further to reach the deeper hidey-holes of the fish as they move into warmer and more protected waters. You’ll need precision and skills in placing your fly just right.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect fishery and time of year to visit, you can then decide what you’d like to target… and there are plenty of options!

Missouri is known for its top-notch Trout fishing. Both Rainbow and Brown Trout can be caught throughout the year. You can even reel in a lunker or two out in the Show-Me State. Waters are stocked regularly, even daily in some months. 

For an exciting fight that will leave you tired but smiling, target Catfish. This is for experienced anglers only! Catfish run and will break your line if you’re not careful. You’ll need heavier gear paired with a 7 wt line to have any chance of reeling a Catfish in. Once you do, you’ll have complete bragging rights!

Smallmouth Bass also put up a great fight pound for pound. A Missouri native, these guys can be found in the same waters as Trout, but in warmer areas. Try fly fishing for them for a good fight. Largemouth Bass are also a lot of fun on the fly, as long as you have heavier gear to match the fish. 

What to Bring

You’ll need to buy a fishing license before your trip begins. Make sure you have a Trout stamp and check local regulations where you’re fishing for any additional tags needed. 

Although guides will provide you with quality gear, you can usually bring your own lucky rod along if you wish. When fishing for smaller fish, such as Trout, you’ll need a 2–5 wt line on a 6–8.5’ rod. For larger fish, like Catfish, Carp, or Bass, have a 6–8 wt line on a 8–10’ rod. A good all-rounder for beginners is a 9’ rod with a 6 wt line. 

Don’t forget to bring your own waders, appropriate footwear, and amber polarized sunglasses – these are perfect for seeing through the glare of the lake.

Come experience a Missouri fly fishing trip that you’ll never forget!

Missouri
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27,692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Missouri

Call or email Eric Oliversons guide service if you want the ultimate fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call or email Eric Oliversons guide service if you want the ultimate fishing trip.
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Doniphan, NE
We went on a Saturday. I think I would avoid going on a Saturday and I would definitely recommend a guide!! The guide made our trip so much more enjoyable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went on a Saturday. I think I would avoid going on a Saturday and I would definitely recommend a guide!! The guide made our trip so much more enjoyable
Pamela  W.
Pamela W. Ellsinore, MO
If your trout fishing, go by the local trout dock(Scotty’s) and see what they recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your trout fishing, go by the local trout dock(Scotty’s) and see what they recommend.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Miner, MO
Need to be on a boat with the right electronics to help locate the fish and depth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Need to be on a boat with the right electronics to help locate the fish and depth.
Ben  W.
Ben W. Lee's Summit, Missouri
Book a good guide that has experience. It’s a tough time of the year to catch them because it’s so hot. The good ones will still get you on some fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a good guide that has experience. It’s a tough time of the year to catch them because it’s so hot. The good ones will still get you on some fish.
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Pottsboro, TX
Tough when it’s hot go with a person that knows the area and what they are doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tough when it’s hot go with a person that knows the area and what they are doing.
Owen  L.
Owen L. Naples, IL
It’s very hot and some spots are regulated to where only certain jigs, no live bait or power bait are allowed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s very hot and some spots are regulated to where only certain jigs, no live bait or power bait are allowed.
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. Tinley Park, IL
Guided trips for the less experienced definitely help put fish in the boat!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Guided trips for the less experienced definitely help put fish in the boat!
Christine  E.
Christine E. Kansas City, Missouri
This is my second time fishing in Branson, I was here in 2012 and had a great experinece.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is my second time fishing in Branson, I was here in 2012 and had a great experinece.
Leslie  B.
Leslie B. Prescott, AZ
Having a guide that has experience, knows the area, provides a boat and all the fishing gear you need. It makes traveling so much easier when you don’t have to being all of the fishing gear with you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having a guide that has experience, knows the area, provides a boat and all the fishing gear you need. It makes traveling so much easier when you don’t have to being all of the fishing gear with you.
Jimmy & Mary Cannedy Seigler
Jimmy & Mary Cannedy Seigler Kansas City, Missouri
If you are fishing in Branson for the first time get a guide it's well worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in Branson for the first time get a guide it's well worth it.
Korey  E.
Korey E.
Branson is beautiful, Table Rock lake is stunning and the people are incredibly nice and hospitable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Branson is beautiful, Table Rock lake is stunning and the people are incredibly nice and hospitable.
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Parker, CO
Book with Dave. He’ll help you out and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Dave. He’ll help you out and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Denver, Colorado
Morning fishing seems like it’s the key. Foggy on the water and cool in the morning before the sun got it done for us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning fishing seems like it’s the key. Foggy on the water and cool in the morning before the sun got it done for us.
Justin  M.
Justin M. Tipton, IN
Book trip early to get the most desired Captain and fishing dates and times desired
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book trip early to get the most desired Captain and fishing dates and times desired
David  N.
David N. League City, TX
Using a fishing guide was the way to go. We caught our limit and had great fun doing it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Using a fishing guide was the way to go. We caught our limit and had great fun doing it.
Scott  S.
Scott S. St. Peters, MO
Yes. We were all beginners and we caught a total 14 fish and a few that got away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We were all beginners and we caught a total 14 fish and a few that got away.
Stephanie  M.
Stephanie M. United States
It was a little chilly today even with it being June. Bring a light jacket just in case
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly today even with it being June. Bring a light jacket just in case
Jordan  S.
Jordan S. Oklahoma City, OK
Bring plenty of sunscreen. More water to drink if needed. The guide will show you the best places to fish, trust the equipment it works. Overall have a great time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen. More water to drink if needed. The guide will show you the best places to fish, trust the equipment it works. Overall have a great time.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Lecoma, MO
I would wait another week or two for the walleye. Or talk to the captain about when a good time for trout but would highly recommend fishing with captain Eric. He was phenomenal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would wait another week or two for the walleye. Or talk to the captain about when a good time for trout but would highly recommend fishing with captain Eric. He was phenomenal
Greg  L.
Greg L. Alliance, OH

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