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


Missouri River Reach Cast

Can an animated GIF teach you to Reach Cast?

Our own Braden Lewis executing a proper reach cast. If you watch it enough times, will it embed itself into your brain?
Friday Foto

Friday Foto

Friday Foto Trout Belly Edition today on the Headhunters Fly Fishing Blog. Rising fish fill the river and this shot was captured yesterday in some sort of feeding frenzy. Looks good for the weekend ahead. Are you coming to enjoy...
It's as good as you are...

It’s as good as you are…

Today’s Missouri River Montana Fly Fishing Report is as follows… It’s as good as you are. Simple and true.   The yearly statement about your skill level and how it correlates to your catch rate. John and I were talking...


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.