Dewey and Bett and Brown on the MO

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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    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 2022 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.


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

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Mac, Me and Bow on the MO

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.

2022 is beginning to book up earlier than at any other time! Call or e-mail ASAP to book your Guided Trip on the Missouri, Blackfoot or Smith River today.





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After 7+ years of science, magic, physics and alchemy -Orvis improved the H3 – the HELIOS Rods are HERE! (soon to be online but give us call to get yours until then. -We do FREE Shipping and NO Sales Tax!)

Smith River Permits have been issued for 2024!  Give us a call if you want help in planning your trip and for renting rafts and equipment or to purchase an approved Portable Toilet System for your trip.

The Smith River needs your help -again!  Smith Mine Proposal -Please inform yourself.

SPECIAL CLOSEOUT SALE ON ALL Helios 3 Fly Rods and Outfits!!

[FYI- We are in the process of a complete 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 much better this Spring.]

Booking Guide Trips and Lodging for 2024 -and even 2025!  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 next season!!

If you want to try some big game fishing (Redfish & Black Drum) in the fall/winter time (October through early March), then hook up with our Craig Store Manager, Captain Ben Cooley, down in Louisiana!  Check out his website: Muckin Marauder Fly Fishing.

We are still taking applications for employment for 2024!!  We are looking for people of GOOD CHARACTER and a STRONG WORK ETHIC and love of helping people to be Shop Staff Members and Guide Apprentice and 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.

Missouri River Fly Fishing Report “Bye wind. Hello, better fishing!” Current Flows: 5,350+ Weather Forecast: Saturday — Mid 80s Sunday — mid 80s and chance of rain Hatch Report: PMD, Caddis, Midges The wind was definitely an issue the past few days. Can’t get a proper drift on the Mo’, you’re not going to have much success. The good.. read more →

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