Shop Staff

Chris Strainer – Owner
Chris Strainer – Owner

Owner/Manager/Guide/Instructor, Chris has been fishing and hunting since he was big enough to handle a rod and gun. Chris started fly fishing in 1982 read more →

Ben Cooley – Craig Shop
Ben Cooley – Craig Shop

Manager/Guide/Captain Ben is the manager of the Craig shop and brings multiple types of experience to the shop. read more →

Jim Stein – Helena Shop
Jim Stein – Helena Shop

Instructor of our Fly-Fishing Schools & Fly Tying Classes read more →

Larry Urban – Helena Shop
Larry Urban – Helena Shop

Larry the Urban Legend: Larry grew up in New Jersey fishing both in freshwater for trout and on the Jersey shore for big, saltwater species like “stripas.” read more →

Henry Hoffman-Craig Shop
Henry Hoffman-Craig Shop

This is Henry's second season with us and brings a pretty interesting woohoo enthusiasm to the team. You can often hear him woohooing as he is fighting a fish! read more →

Grant Lavender-Craig Shop
Grant Lavender-Craig Shop

This is Grant's second season with us and rain or shine you can bet if he isn't working in the shop, then he is out on the water somewhere. read more →

Good Help Wanted!
Good Help Wanted!

Want to see your picture here next year? read more →