It’s fall in Missoula, which means the only thing longer than the line of busses dropping kids off at school is the line of dads in drift boats doing the same across the parking lot. Dads with day jobs know these few days between football season, hunting season, ski season, and more often couch season are worth a few sick days to get on the water. The trico hatches are coming off in clouds on the Clark Fork, and the fish are on the bite. But fall fishing can be as finicky as any other time, and though we all love changing tactics, it can make you nostalgic for the days when a chubby and a dropper will get you into fish from morning to night. Here’s a throwback thursday to another hot summer season in the books, and a rig we’d rarely be without on Montana’s rivers.