CROSSCURRENTS FLY SHOP MONTANA
CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Helena and Craig, Montana
1Two Locations to ServeSince 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.
2Rental Boats-RaftsOur 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!
3LodgingWe 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 March through October. However, our Craig lodging, is open all year long.
Spring has sprung! Take advantage of our MO Spring Guide Rate Special until April 15th!! This season is going to be excellent -great snowpack will make for healthy streamflows! Contact us to book your Guide Trips and/or Boat Rental for the 2019 season!
Live Weather and Webcam for the Missouri: RWIS at the Gary Cooper Bridge
Click Here for Snow Pack in Montana listed by Drainage
WHY FLY FISH WITH CROSSCURRENTS FLY SHOP
Fly Fish Montana with CrossCurrents Fly Shop
1Our GuidesWe 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.
2All InclusiveOur 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.
3The Friendly ExpertsOur 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.
Gene Shimel, Fly Fishing Guru – November 11, 1934 to February 26, 2019
Please click on this link and comment on the proposed mine in the headwaters of the Smith River. This river is more precious than minerals!! You have until May 10th to submit comments. You can do so super easy via e-mail right from your phone of computer.
Did you get a Smith Permit for this year? Need a sweet Rental Raft? Need Rental Equipment (Yeti, Bear Fence, Cots, Tables, Dry Bags, etc.? Need expert advice for your DYI Smith River Trip? You need a Smith River Silipint!
Check out our WINTER CLEARANCE SALE!!
Dry fly fishing on the mighty MO has picked up noticeably! With lower flows than we have seen in weeks (7410 cfs), our fish have been up on the surface and enjoying a smorgasbord of midges, Baetis, and March Browns, with the March Browns largely popping off in the lower river. Dry fly patterns include.. read more →
Days Off… When working in the fly shop or guiding, days off are sometimes few and far between. I usually give myself three options: Go Fishing (Obvious choice) Laundry and errands (probably weeks worth of laundry at that point) Stay inside all day organizing gear and boat bag (sometimes distracted by movies and potential naps).. read more →