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.
Give us a call or stop by and see us in both our locations!
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.
Guide Day only $350 / day 1 or 2 Anglers (save $150!!) for March & April. Great fishing on the Missouri in the Spring!
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.
Fishing has been really great for a couple months now, but with the rise in water temperature that is occurring, things are only going to keep getting better. The midge hatch the last few evenings has been incredible, with many fish taking flies on the surface, and now with the rumors of baetis appearing on.. read more →
The Missouri River is ideal for learning different approaches of fly fishing; nymphing, fishing dry flies, or throwing streamers are all acceptable productive tactics. Here at CrossCurrents, we like to “Over prepare, then go with the Flow”. Not only can we advise what to have in your boat, we will also discuss observing the water.. read more →