CROSSCURRENTS FLY SHOP MONTANA

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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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    Lodging
    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 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!

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

SMITH RIVER RAFT AND EQUIPMENT RENTALS

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

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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.

2019 is booking up quickly! Call today to book your Guided Trip on the Missouri, Blackfoot or Smith River today.

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CCFS News

Shimel and dry fly brown on the MO

Gene Shimel, Fly Fishing Guru – November 11, 1934 to February 26, 2019.  Gene’s impact on CrossCurrents Fly Shop is immeasurable! Thank you Gene.

Orvis 2019 Rod Swap!  Awesome deal! Awesome Rods! Awesome cause!  (We will be donating the rods to the Montana Veterans Foundation.)

Smith Mine Proposal -Please inform yourself

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 CLEARANCE SALE!!

In every fly-fishing person’s life, there come certain periods when it’s worth it to call in sick or slip out of whatever weekend plans you’ve already made. This, my friends, is one such time. The PMDs are here. It’s on. It’s that simple. Somewhere the fishing gods have flipped the switch and blessed us with.. 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 →