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.
LEARN WITH CCFS (Fly Tying, Fishing, Spey Casting)
So far, 2022 has turned out to be one of the best fishing season on the Missouri in a long time! Good water flows (especially compared to last year!) and very high trout population (over 6K per mile in the upper river) and solid hatches has combined for excellent fishing -both on dry flies and subsurface. It’s also made for a busy river so please bring you patience and tolerance as well as your fly rod! If you want to fish on the weekends, get a very early start or a late afternoon start to avoid the Splash and Giggle crowd at mid day.
We have been maxing out on our Shuttle capacity on many days so if you want to float and need a shuttle please call or stop by early in the morning. On some busy weekend days, we have been cutting off shuttles by 10am!! We also need at at least 4 to 5 hours to run your shuttle -so take your time on the river and enjoy it!
Still HIRING!! We are looking for good peeps to be Shop Staff Members for this season! Check out our Employment Opportunities page for info and an Application. We will be doing interviews all summer so please get your application in. We have several of our awesome Staff returning and if you love to fly fish, love helping people and are someone of good character, we would love to talk with you
The new Orvis Helios 3 Blackout Rods are now in stock!
Booking Guide Trips and Lodging for what’s left in 2022 and 2023! 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!!
The first week of June is behind us and the MO is doing it’s thing! Cloudy weather and warmer temperatures moving in later in the week could make for some excellent opportunities to catch a hatch. Nymphing: The nymphing has been good recently! Fish are starting to key in on PMDs, Baetis to a.. 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 →