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
World Series Missouri River Style

World Series Missouri River Style

October 25, 2014
I am personally pulling for the American League team. Being a Mariner’s fan I lean toward the Junior Circuit. Go Kansas City! My wife is pulling for the Giants. The Headhunters staff? Mostly San Fransisco fans. The baseball season has...
November is the New October

November is the New October | Missouri River Chronicles

John wrote an article about the too nice, the way too nice late October weather we have been experiencing and I concur. Let’s move on into the fall, the true fall conditions we have so come to love. Not expect,...
New Breed Chicks Rule #997

New Breed Chicks Rule #997

October 24, 2014
Jo Darling fished with Headhunters Guide Mark Raisler this past week. Mark fished with here husband Greg last year in conjunction with the RIO Line Co trip and he returned this year with his better half. They will be back...

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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