Missouri River Montana Fly Fishing.

Welcome to Headhunters. Our Fly Shop is the center of angling activity on Montana’s world-famous Missouri River. 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 Montana. Providing great customer service is our mission, 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.

Missouri River Fall Fishing

Autumn on the Missouri River.

Fall is our favorite time to fish the Mo’. Mornings often involve pounding the banks with bright streamers, and afternoons are spent hunting heads during our reliable baetis hatches. Brown trout are aggressive before the spawn, and the rivers Rainbows are looking to gorge before winter. The Missouri River stays warm through November, and you can expect great fishing nearly to Christmas.

Blackfoot River fly fishing

Fall Fishing on the Blackfoot River.

Our favorite local freestone experiences some great fishing before winter settles in. Water temperatures cool quickly at these higher elevations, and the Cutthroat trout gorge on mayflies, caddis and terrestrials. Streamer fishing is also productive, and the crowds of summer have vacated, leaving the river quiet except for a few fly fisherman (and women!). We highly recommend this trip.

MONTANA SPEY FISHING SEASON!
Montana spey fishing
October and November Missouri River Flies

October and November Missouri River Flies

October 30, 2014
Flies for the weeks ahead on Montana’s Missouri River. As I mentioned in a previous post, lots of out of work guides and industry folks around as they pop on over for a visit to their favorite river the Missouri....
Trout Fishing Temperature Game

The Trout Fishing Water Temperature Game

Here are few Missouri River Water Temperatures that you may be interested in. I know we have been waiting patiently chewing off my fingernails for a month now for the BWO Hatches that we are accustomed to on this great...
Mike Tyson Mysteries

Mike Tyson Mysteries

October 28, 2014
Does anyone else think this is ludicrous? Boy I do. So I will probably watch it. I know what you’ll be watching on Mondays… I came from a time where Iron Mike was one tough SOB and cartoons were part...

ALWAYS WORTH THE TRIP

Mark and I have spent more than a few days fishing the Blackfoot River this summer. Day off fishing. The kind we like. Here, Mark talks about the difference between mighty famous tail-waters like the Missouri, and blue-collar freestones like the Blackfoot. Each has their own advantages. For us, the simplicity and relaxing pace of a freestone is always worth it.

 

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