Want to work in a Fly Shop?  We are now hiring for the 2016 Season. Check out our Employment Page and apply.

Brown Trout on Missouri River

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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 are set up for the Smith River. We are your Smith River Experts!

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     In 2006 we built a 2-story fly shop and motel to provide more room for our expanding Guide Service, retail business, boat rentals and to help provide much needed lodging in Craig. Despite our fly shop being closed, our Craig lodging, however, is open all year.

Give us a call or stop by and see us in both our locations!


Got a Smith River Permit and need help? Read our 3-part blog post on floating the Smith River.

Need a Raft or a Bear-proof Cooler? We’ve got you covered. We have all the gear you need to have a memorable trip down the Smith River.



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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.

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Learn with Us…

Tie Flies | Build a Fly Rod | Learn to Cast like an Expert
  1. Fly Tying
    Our tying classes run January-March. Join CrossCurrents Fly Shop for our 21st year of offering Fly Tying Classes in our Downtown Helena store!  Each class is 1 night a week for 5 weeks and covers everything you need to get started. Our first Fly Tying School starts on January 5th- Sign Up Now!
  2. Rod Building
    Our rod building classes run January-March.
  3. Spey Casting
    Our spey casting clinics will be held the months of March and April.
  4. Fly Fishing School
    Our 3-day fly fishing school commence in April and based-on interested, run each week through August. 

Give us a Call or email our Helena shop to sign up for any or all schools.



They’re gone! Thank You… Helena It’s a SOLD OUT Show!
A decade deep…2016 marks the F3T’s 10th year of notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in films that will take you around the globe. This independent showing of the F3T is presented by the Pat Barnes Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The film will be shown at The Grandstreet Theatre on Friday, February 5th. Doors will open at 6:30 and film will start at 7pm. $15 discount tickets are available at CrossCurrents Fly Shop at our Downtown Helena location. All proceeds from the show benefit the Pat Barnes Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

This year marks the 6th year of the F3T show in Helena! F3T…Where will it take you?