Shop Staff

Chris Strainer – Owner
Chris Strainer – Owner

Owner/Manager/Guide/Instructor, Chris has been fishing and hunting since he was big enough to handle a rod and gun. Chris started fly fishing in 1982 read more →

Ben Cooley – Craig Shop
Ben Cooley – Craig Shop

Ben is glad to be back in Montana after being away for a while. Ben manages our Craig shop and brings expertise as a former guide on the Blackfoot River. read more →

Jim Stein – Helena Shop
Jim Stein – Helena Shop

Instructor of our Fly-Fishing Schools & Fly Tying Classes read more →

Larry Urban – Helena Shop
Larry Urban – Helena Shop

Larry the Urban Legend: Larry grew up in New Jersey fishing both in freshwater for trout and on the Jersey shore for big, saltwater species like “stripas.” read more →

Good Help Wanted!
Good Help Wanted!

Want to see your picture here next year? read more →