Few rivers in the world possess the combination of trophy trout, massive hatches and great dry fly water. While you don’t need a guide to fish the Missouri, it certainly speeds up the learning curve for the unfamiliar. Experienced anglers have learned that a knowledgeable Missouri River guide helps them put more and bigger fish in the boat, and always have the flies and hatches dialed in. Our guide staff are all full-time professionals who spend hundreds of days each year fishing the Missouri River, and excel at both guiding and instructing for those looking to improve their game.
If you’ve never been on a guided trip, you should not be intimidated. Many first time customer are under the impression that guides spend every day of their lives fishing with the finest anglers in the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. We spend as much or more time fishing with beginning and intermediate anglers. A great guide can show a successful day to fishermen of any skill levels. Our guides are great.
If you’re an experienced angler with a lifetime of fly fishing experience, our guides will exceed your expectations. Tell them what you would prefer in terms of technique, and they’ll take you to the right section of river at the right time. Many of our customers fish with the same guide year after year, and tell us that we have one of the best guide staffs they’ve fished with.
Full Day Trips are by far the most popular on the Missouri River. What else are you going to do? Keep fishing…
We also offer guided jet boat trips with USCG Licensed guides to lesser fished sections of the Missouri River near Craig.
Occasionally we run half-day trips when travel plans interfere with fishing, or when anglers feel that a full day is too much.
Shorter and colder days during the winter months mean we offer a shorter rate as well. Popular time for Spey trips.
We get as many positive comments about our shop staff helping book trips as we do about our incredible guides fish catching abilities! Our awesome staff will not only get you lined up with the right guide, but can arrange all lodging, answer question about dining options, where to get groceries, which airports to use and rental cars. If you have detailed questions about the fishing at different times of the year they can answer those as well. Give them a call at 1-877-379-3597.
Our guide staff is among the busiest in Montana, and many of our guides are booked a year in advance. They are all professional full-time guides. They do nothing else except fish, eat, drink and think about catching more fish. They are all excellent instructors and know the river intimately. Energetic and hard working, they will put you into fish using all methods (they prefer the dry fly), and show you a fun and successful day.
Totally possible, and it happens all the time. The above guides all work primarily for Headhunters*, or do a substantial amount of their trips for us. They are part of what we consider our ‘core’ team of guides. You may – or not – know that most guides in Montana are independent contractors, and work for a variety of outfitters. Many of them prefer it that way. The group above cannot possibly handle all of our guided trips. When that happens, we call on a number of excellent area independent guides, many of whom are outfitters themselves. While they may only work a handful of trips for Headhunters, we have complete confidence in their ability to show you a great day.
*Mark Raisler & John Arnold, Outfitters