About Mark Raisler

Simms Ambassador, Mark Raisler is a co-owner of Headhunters Fly Shop, and a longtime Missouri River guide and outfitter.

Mega Hatch Success

When the Hatch of the Century Happens, Use These 6 Tips To Stand Out Amongst The Crowd.

Have you ever been in the middle of a mega hatch? You know the one. Where the water opens up and belches out more bugs than you have ever seen in your entire life? You know – the hatch that you’ve been anxiously awaiting for weeks, months, or even years. If you’ve ever found yourself in the midst of a mega hatch, you know all too well — sometimes, too much of a good thing can cause madness, confusion, and frustration. Some days we go out there and pound on them. Others, not so much. No sense in talking about solutions of those glory days. Those are easy. How about when we can’t solve the riddle that seems so obvious? Read ahead to learn some of the tricks and tactics I’ve used throughout the years to get my bug to stand out when the hatch of the century is on.  Continue reading

Winter on the MO

Photo: Mark Raisler

Photo: Mark Raisler

Spring is right around the corner but that doesn’t mean you still can’t take advantage of some awesome winter fishing.

For many anglers, winter is the time to escape the cold and play out their salt water flats fishing fantasies. As much as all of us at Headhunters Fly Shop love exchanging our wading boots for flip-flops from time to time, we also enjoy fishing our home waters during the coldest season of the year. Can you fish during the winter months with snow banks shrouding the river and shelf ice encroaching trout filled moving waters? Absolutely. So if you are skipping the crystal clear flats of the tropics or aren’t planning a trip south of the Equator, take advantage of the pressure free trout waters in your region.

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