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
Tuesday in October

Tuesday in October | Red Shafted Flicker

Northern Flicker | Red Shafted Flicker Flickers are fairly large woodpeckers with a slim, rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, and long, flared tail that tapers to a point. Flickers appear brownish overall with a white rump patch that’s conspicuous in...
Headhunters Fly Shop Missouri River Fishing Report

Headhunters Fly Shop Missouri River Fishing Report October 20th

October 20, 2014
Headhunters Fly Shop and Guide Service Missouri River fishing report. Coming to the end of the month and we still have warm temperatures. This past weekend we saw the highs get into the 70’s. Too warm for October. The fishing?...
Silly Sunday Scenery

Silly Sunday Scenery

Looking for the rise form. Eric Mondragon and angler Dave out for a day of fly fishing on Montana’s Missouri River. The fall is a good time to get out. Are you going to get out another time before we...

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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