Our Hatches Create A Buzz. Literally.

Welcome to Headhunters. Our Fly Shop is the center of angling activity on Montana’s world-famous Missouri River below Holter Dam. Located in the riverside village of Craig, our shop is at the center of a great fly fishing community, and a reach cast from some of the best hatches in the West. Our fly shop was built on customer service, and our team is here to provide you with a memorable experience. Whether you need guides, gear, info or lodging, you’ll get the best of it at Headhunters. Combine our great hospitality with the best fishing Montana has to offer, and you’ll understand why our customers return year after year.


“The Missouri River below Holter Dam holds trophy trout and produces amazing hatches. Our season is long by Rocky Mountain standards. You can have great fishing from April through November, and it’s not too bad the other 4 months. There’s a funky little trout town that revolves completely around fly fishing. These are a few of the things that drew us here, and keep us attached to the Missouri River year after year. If you’ve been here, you know. If not, then you owe it to yourself to experience this world class and unique fishery.”

-John Arnold / Mark Raisler, owners


Friday Foto

Friday Foto | Glacier National Park

Some random gorgeous stream in the GNP. Lots of folks gracing the park this last week but it seems pale in comparison to the numbers they pack in Yellowstone Nat’l Park. Damn pretty. If you want to take a day...
New Breed Chicks Rule Later Summer Edition

New Breed Chicks Rule Later Summer Edition

Sunny Hodge on today’s New Breed Chicks Rule. Headhunters Guide Jared Edens put the boat in position for Sunny to get the job done. Nice work Sunny. New Breed Chicks do rule as these two beauties were caught on the...
Derek DeYoung Redfsih

DeYoung – Redfish Confetti

Here’s a neat video from our bud and famous Montana artist Derek DeYoung. You get to watch the process of a DeYoung painting in creation, and Derek shares a little story about Redfish, one of his – and our –...


Want to see what the late summer fly fishing is like on the Missouri River? Mark, Braden and John hit the Trico spinner fall on the Missouri River. This is one of our favorite hatches to fish, and it’s as strong as it’s been in many years.