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.

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Crayfish

Fall Crayfish Fever

October 2, 2014
Braden Lewis
Crayfish…crawdads…mudbugs, whatever you want to call them, they have been a big player in the nymph game for the last couple weeks. A lot of anglers are accustomed to fishing crayfish patterns during the spring molting period (February through May). However,...
Fly Fishing Montanas Missouri River

Missouri River October Fly Fishing Forecast

Headhunters Fly Shop Missouri River October Forecast today on the fly fishing Blog from downtown Craig. Check out this cool site that describes the daily averages of cloud cover, daily high and low temps, wind speed, ind directions, and many...
Eagle Shot.

Eagle Shot.

Eagle Shot. Near Spite Hill a couple days ago. Hunting for trouts I would guess. Us too. Welcome to October. It’s a fun fly fishing Month in Montana.  

DEAD FLIES DON’T SWIM

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.

 

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