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
Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 10.23.14

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 10.23.14

October 23, 2014
The success rate goes like this… Nymphing Streamer Chucking Dry Fly Angling That is how the numbers stack up. We all fish for different reasons. Sometimes just one fish is enough. While we do occasionally go blank one fish seems...
Dancing Bears fishing reel

Abel “Dancing Bears” Reel Available now!

October 22, 2014
Mark is Impressed! Headhunters just received a few of the new Abel Grateful Dead “Dancing Bears” Special Edition fly reels. They will go quickly, as only 250 have been made… and that’s it! Don’t believe us? Ask the thousands of people...
titan Rod Vault

Titan Rod Vault

October 22, 2014
The Titan Rod Vault is the key to your fishing success. Will it help you fish better? No not really. But will it help you be prepared so you can spend more time on the river? Certainly! Headhunters Fly Shop...


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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