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 the end of March through October. However, our Craig lodging, is open all year long.
Live Weather and Webcam for the Missouri: RWIS at the Gary Cooper Bridge
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.
PMDs are still coming off in the morning, along with the full force of tricos in the morning as well, then caddis in the evening!! Call today to book your guided trip on the Missouri River.
Put yourself in this picture by taking one of our popular 3-Day Fly Fishing Schools! This is a multi-day class that meets for two afternoon/evening classes and then an all day on-the-river session. Classes will start in April and will run through the Summer as weather, water, and demand allows. They fill up quickly so please contact us if you are interested.
Smith permits have been issued. If you were one of the lucky ones who scored a permit we would love to help you plan and equip you for the perfect adventure on this spectacular river! We rent the best in rafts and gear for the Smith. Click above to see more about our Smith River rentals. And yes, we do rent “bear resistant” coolers and portable electric fences that are now required.
It’s late July and the heat is here, on and around the Missouri River. With temps reaching the upper 90s and even into the 100s for the last few weeks, our water temps have been on the rise. With that being said, start your days early! The fishing has been great in the morning, then.. read more →
What is a fly rod? By definition it’s listed as a specialized type of fishing rod designed to cast fly line and artificial flies. In most cases fly rods are made from carbon fiber/graphite, have a cork grip, typically a wooden reel seat, and some form of resin keeping it all together. Getting more rare.. read more →