A “Day in the Life” of Trout Bums, Shop Rats, Guides, Shop Owners and their friends.

The grin on Taylor’s face says it all. One still frame, commemorating a beautiful fish, on a perfect evening, might be all we have to look back on.  However, as most troutbums know, each fish carries with it it’s own unique story, fueled by the frustrations and elations that go hand in hand with dry.. read more →

It’s starting to feel like the summer season in Craig,MT and nothing tops off a warm day on The MO like a meal at one of our local restaurants. We are lucky to have a great couple of places serving up delicious meals in such a small town. For us that live here all season long,.. read more →

Craig, Montana is booming and bustling with trout bums grinning from ear to ear. The sun is shining high in the sky for longer than it has in the past two weeks, and bugs are just starting to come off like we’re used to out here. We’ve got a few thunderstorms forecasted for the next.. read more →

My love for the outdoors was birthed from the many adventures I experienced with my father:  camping, fishing, boating, and hunting. Granted we didn’t have any communication devices whenever we ventured out, but as the eldest child and only daughter, I am grateful that I was taught to play outside. At the high elevation of.. read more →

With this warmer weather and nearby schools closing in on summer break, weekends in craig have started to produce some larger crowds and the possibility of the famous Missouri river bikini hatch. While many of the women that come through Craig are only here to bath in the sun and enjoy the water, there are.. read more →

Here in beautiful Craig Montana a large portion of the conversation, while always based on fly fishing, is focused on the flow of the the river. The people up at the dam have been doing some crazy things with the water flow, these people control many of the fly-fisherman’s lives because quite frankly our lives.. read more →

As the last of the run-off is flowing into the Missouri the river may not be fishing as many of us had hoped, but in contradiction many smaller streams in the Craig and Helena areas are beginning to drop in CFS and increase in clarity. This can be exciting for those who have been waiting.. read more →

  Things are picking up as we head into the summer season so the guys in Craig are opening up the shop from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are here 12 hours a day 7 days a week to help everybody with any of their Missouri River needs. Stop by the shop on Bridge.. read more →

The spring creeks are blown out for the most part; still there are we sadists who prefer the quell of a serene stream side and the sublet breeze over new sprouts of creek grass. Sometimes these waters provide us a place to unwind the mind and remember a rhythm that seems as old as the.. read more →

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of having Luba Solonenko, Reporter from Beartooth NBC News visit us in our Downtown Helena store to do an interview and some video footage about the art of fly tying and our Fly Tying Schools.  We love talking about fly fishing, fly tying and sharing our knowledge and passion for this.. read more →