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!

Check out the latest Fishing Report!

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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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.

2020 is booking up quickly! Call today to book your Guided Trip on the Missouri, Blackfoot or Smith River today.

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FISHING REPORTS

CCFS News

Phase 2 starts June 1st!

Let the people fish!  -Montana will be open to non-residents to fish without going through a 14-day quarantine first.  We are now booking Guided Trips, Lodging and Rental Boats for June and beyond!

Our main focus is the health of our great Staff and our wonderful Clients and Customers! We are still abiding by all the CDC recommended guidelines for our Retail shops, Guide Days on the water, Shuttles, and Lodging.

Fly Fishing Schools & Clinics:  Still going forward starting in June.  Using the same precautions mentioned above.

Fresh air, moving water and fishing fake bugs is a wonderful way to quarantine yourself from this nasty bug!
CLEARANCE SALE!  Out with the Old, In with the New

We still are dong a lot online are adding items to our Webstore daily.  (If you want to order something online and just drive up to pick-up curb-side, use coupon code freepickup.)

Smith River Permits have been issued!  Check out our About Smith River page for more information and links to help perfectly plan your Smith trip!. We are here to help you.

Smith Mine Proposal -Please inform yourself

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!

Independence day is upon us and the Mo’ is cranking (currently 11,200 CFS). With mostly sunny skies and a few mid-80s highs in the forecast, get ready to navigate a river that’s full of bugs, boat traffic, and swift current. Don’t worry, though. Despite blown-out tribs and the recreational pressure of the holiday, there’s still.. read more →

Independence day is upon us and the Mo’ is cranking (currently 11,200 CFS). With mostly sunny skies and a few mid-80s highs in the forecast, get ready to navigate a river that’s full of bugs, boat traffic, and swift current. Don’t worry, though. Despite blown-out tribs and the recreational pressure of the holiday, there’s still.. read more →