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.

Contact us to book your Guide Trips and/or Boat Rental for the 2020 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 and BLACKFOOT RIVER RAFT AND EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Live Weather and Webcam for the Missouri:  RWIS at the Gary Cooper Bridge

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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.

2020 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

CLEARANCE SALE!  Out with the Old, In with the New

Some of the Clearance Items on SALE to make room for the new 2020 goodies:
Recon Rods and  Outfits on SALE!
Hydros SL Reels on SALE!
Superfine Carbon Rods on SALE!
Original Clearwater Spey Rods on SALE!
Redington Sonic-Pro Zippered Waders on SALE!

2/1/2020- The 2020 PBTU Ice Bowl will be on Saturday, Feb 1st at 5pm at Sleeping Giants Lanes in Helena. (Come on Lebowski, let’s bowl for Trout!)

2/8/2020- Fly Tying with Jim Stein at Blackfoot River Brewing Co. in Helena at noon!

2/13/2020- It’s Smith River Permit Application Time!  Due by Feb 13th!  Check out our About Smith River page for more information and a link to apply for your Private Launch Permit.

Smith Mine Proposal -Please inform yourself

2/11/2020- The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour in Helena! Tickets available at CCFS Downtown Helena! (They will go fast so get them early)

2/21/2020- The 50/50 On The Water Film Tour hosted by Last Chance Fly Gals in Helena.  Tickets available at CCFS Downtown Helena! Pre-show reception and mini-clinics at CCFS!

2/22/2020- The Missouri River Flyfishers Annual Banquet in Great Falls.

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 and his wonderful family!

The fishing out here on the Missouri has responded well to the interlude of autumn weather we’ve had. In standard Montana fashion, we’ve seen 3 seasons within the last 7 days. We are excited for the week ahead though, as mother nature seems to be giving us a respite from brutal cold. Expect highs in.. read more →

Yet again, we’ve had an early shot of winter. The roads have largely been plowed clear as of this writing, but use caution tomorrow- the mercury here is dropping into the single digits tonight. The ramps are usable (sort of). A quick rundown of where you can/can’t put in in the upper river: Dam- eh,.. read more →