Ben Cooley – Craig Shop
Manager/Guide/Captain Ben is the manager of the Craig shop and brings multiple types of experience to the shop. Like many fly anglers in Montana, Ben loves to pursue trout year round, but also pursues carp heavily from May through August, seriously, just ask him about it. Ben has held a fly rod in his hand for 30+ years and has fished in many of the western states for trout, swung steelhead flies in British Columbia, stood on the front of a flats boat in the Florida Keys, and spends a lot of time on a poling platform in the salt marshes of Louisiana guiding anglers to redfish. An avid outdoorsman, he has a love for being in the mountains chasing bugling elk with his bow and following his German Shorthair Pointers as they sniff out upland birds.