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 Montana Fishing Report

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 7.29.14

Missouri River Trout Fishing on the Missouri River is good. Damn good. The dry fly fishing has been truly great. Did you read the fishing report blog from a few days ago? It still is as good as you are....
Missouri River trico fishing video

Dead Flies Don’t Swim – Video

Dead Flies Don’t Swim is a short video shot last week in our backyard. Mark and I love the Trico hatch, and this season it’s been better than it has in years. We thought we’d go out and gather a...
Silly Sunday Scenery

Silly Sunday Scenery | Brown Trout Edition

Brown Trout on a dry fly. A big purple Hopper. Ninch said it would work. It did. Enjoy your day of rest, this day, today, Sunday.


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.