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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    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 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!



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.



Fall Fishing Update!!

Though temperatures are starting to get cooler, Fall fishing on the MO is getting hotter! There is a return of some truly great dry fly fishing throughout the river system, streamer fishing has really turned on (give a gold colored Kreelex a try, hint hint), and nymphing has been outstanding! (more…)

With the arrival of Fall in Montana, the Missouri River is feeling the cooler temps at night, which is cranking the heat up on the fishing! There is excellent dry fly, nymph, and streamer fishing from Holter Dam all the way down to Cascade. read more →

30 Jul 2016
July 30, 2016


Home, Life in Craig 0 Comment

This is something I wrote back in 2013, I’ve been asked to repost it, so here it is, just as I wrote it back then: “Just getting back from an annual fly fishing trip with my dad, I find a note my father left me tucked away where he knew I would eventually find it… read more →