CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Helena and Craig, Montana

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    Two Locations to Serve
    Since 1994, our original fly shop has been at the same location in Downtown Helena and is open year round.  In 2001, we opened our second fly shop on the Missouri River in the tiny trout town of Craig, Montana. Our Craig shop is open seasonally from the end of March through October.
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    Rental Boats-Rafts
    Our Craig store is the location for all of our Boat Rentals.  We rent Drift Boats, Rafts (for fishing or fun), Single-Person Kick Boats, Inflatable Kayaks and Stand-up Paddle Boards (SUPs).  Most of our boats are used on the Missouri River but our rafts can be rented for the Smith River, Blackfoot River or other waters. We are your Smith River Experts!

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    We built a 2-story fly shop and motel right in the middle of the trout town of Craig, Montana to provide more room for our expanding Guide Service, retail business, boat rentals and to help provide much needed lodging for the Missouri River area.  Our retail fly shop is open from the end of March through October.  However, our Craig lodging, is open all year long.

Call us in Helena (406-449-2292) or Craig (406-235-3433) or stop by and see us in both our locations.


Live Weather and Webcam for the Missouri:  RWIS at the Gary Cooper Bridge

Snow Pack in Montana listed by Drainage


Fly Fish Montana with CrossCurrents Fly Shop

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    Our Guides
    We have 100% confidence in our Guides.  This confidence is based on customer feed back and our personal knowledge of their abilities.  We will not put any client with a Guide that is not on our list.  Besides having the best river knowledge, training and experience, our professional Guides are excellent teachers as well.
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    All Inclusive
    Our full day trips include:   7-10 hours on the water with personal instruction based on your ability and desire, all the tippet and flies used, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and a delicious streamside lunch.  We also are happy to furnish Orvis Rod Outfits and waders if you don’t have any or want to leave your gear at home.  Montana Fishing Licenses and other quality gear can be purchased at CrossCurrents Fly Shop.
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    The Friendly Experts
    Our friendly knowledgeable staff are passionate anglers and outdoor enthusiasts who love to share their expertise with you to help you get the most out of your adventure.

2018 is booking up quickly! Call today to book your guided trip on the Missouri, Blackfoot or Smith River today.







The Craig Shop is now open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm while in March, look for longer hours in April! We are running shuttles!

Smith River Needles Eye

Smith River Permits are out!!

If you scored a permit, contact us ASAP if you need a Rental Raft, Yeti Cooler, Bear Fence or other equipment!

Killer Clearance SALE!
50% OFF all Orvis Helios 2 Demo Fly Rods!
40%+ OFF all Orvis Mirage Reels and Spools!
40% OFF all Women’s Sonic Wading Jackets!
35% OFF all Men‘s Sonic Tailwaters Wading Jackets!
30% OFF all Men’s Silver Sonic Convertible Waders and Women’s Silver Sonic Convertible and Men’s Silver Sonic Zippered Waders

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