CROSSCURRENTS FLY SHOP MONTANA
CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Helena and Craig, Montana
1Two Locations to ServeSince 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.
2Rental Boats-RaftsOur 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!
3LodgingWe 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.
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WHY FLY FISH WITH CROSSCURRENTS FLY SHOP
Fly Fish Montana with CrossCurrents Fly Shop
1Our GuidesWe 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.
2All InclusiveOur 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.
3The Friendly ExpertsOur 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.
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We are HIRING for 2023/2024!! We are looking for good peeps to be Shop Staff Members or Shuttle Drivers! Check out our Employment Opportunities page for info and an Application. We will be doing interviews all year so please get your application in. We have several of our awesome Staff returning next season and if you love to fly fish, love helping people and are someone of good character, we would love to talk with you.
SALE!! August and September are the months we sell off a good portion of our Rental Raft fleet! Please contact us ASAP if you want to purchase one of these rafts. They are in excellent shape and will come completely decked out with boat, frame, oars and accessories. Prices run from 30% to 55% off of retail!
Our Rental/Demo Boats we are selling now: 13’9″ NRS Otter Dodger XL #1; 14’ AIRE Tributary 14.0 #1; 14’ AIRE Tributary 14.0 #2; 14’ NRS Otter 140 #1; 14’ AIRE 143D; 15’ AIRE 156D; 15’ NRS Otter 150; 10’3″ AIRE Tomcat Tandem (#1) 2-person Inflatable Kayak for $600; 10’3″ AIRE Tomcat Tandem (#2) 2-person Inflatable Kayak for $775.
NEW Dodger XL in custom Neptune Gray for $6995; NEW AIRE Super Puma for $6800.
[FYI- We are in the process of completely redoing this website. We have had some MASSIVE problems with this current, older platform and apologize if you’ve had trouble accessing our website and/or webstore. Please be patient and we’ll have something better later this year.]
If you want to try some big game fishing in the fall/winter time (October through February), then hook up with our Craig Store Manager, Captain Ben Cooley, down in Louisiana! Check out his website: Muckin Marauder Fly Fishing.
Booking Guide Trips and Lodging for what’s left of 2023 and now into 2024! FYI- Guides and Lodging Dates are going quicker than any other time if the past. Call and/or e-mail to reserve your fly fishing fun for this or next season!!
Weekend Preview Fishing Report for 8.18.23 – 8.20.23 Current Flows: 4,020 cfs Weather Forecast: Saturday — Cloudy, high 70s Sunday — Rainy, low 70s Hatch Report: Trico, Caddis, Pseudos Mighty Mo’ Report “If you can’t take the heat, put your fly rod down and get off the river.” Woo baby, it’s a hot one. The temps are.. read more →
The MO may be darn low, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s not worth a go. The fishing has been very good of late. Come and enjoy the mellow temps while you can. The subsurface bite has been the highlight, with some dry fly action available if you put in the time/get lucky. Most outdoors.. read more →