James Gillespie with a great fall Rainbow he caught while Spey fishing the Missouri River.

Drought Conditions Exist. Do your rain dance daily!

Drought Conditions Exist. Do your rain dance daily! Exceptional Drought Conditions Exist. Not a great forecast for the future. Nope. Unless, unless you continue to rain dance daily. Or at least after a few Tom and Jerry drinks this holiday…
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Why I Fish. Dick Magill Chronicles

Why I Fish. Dick Magill Chronicles A Top Ten List from Dick Magill today on the HH Blog. Thanks Richard. Appreciate it! To escape the pressures of society. To relieve stress. To heal the mind and soul. To avoid people.…
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Weekend Update Early December '21

Weekend Update Early December ’21

Weekend Update Early December ’21 Winter this morning on Montana’s Missouri River. Yes. A spot of winter. A small spot. Let’s hope it is the foreshadowing of a terrifically wet and long and cold winter and spring. We don’t often…
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Hebgen Dam Fixed, Madison Flows Restored

Hebgen Dam Fixed, Madison Flows Restored

Hebgen Dam Fixed, Madison Flows Restored NorthWestern Energy image above NorthWestern Energy (NWE) reported last night that Hebgen Dam gate is open and outflows to the Madison River are restored.  The water in the river is rising as desired. Crews…
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Madison River Crisis, Wind, and December

Madison River Crisis, Wind, and December Madison Flows Plummet to 177cfs As many have heard or seen on the Insta and other social sites the water in the Madison is low. The dam malfunction with Northwestern Energy at the wheel…
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UMOWA

Support UMOWA on Giving Tuesday

Support UMOWA on Giving Tuesday Got any dough left after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Love the Missouri River and want to toss a few bucks at our Conservation Organization? Well, have at ‘er. Nothing wrong trading a few flies…
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Pink Lightening Bug Just Add Vise Kit

Pink Lightening Bug Just Add Vise Kit

Pink Lightening Bug Just Add Vise Kit This might be a good idea to tie on fishing the Mo this winter. One of the standard issue fly patterns. I first saw it from local legend Dan Gard. Don’t know if…
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ON-LINE FISHING LICENSE

Please purchase your Montana Fishing lIcense On-line. This saves you time in the morning, helps prevent overcrowding in our store, and avoids license machine downtime, which has been common this year.

MISSOURI RIVER FLY SHOP & GUIDE SERVICE

Headhunters Fly Shop is located in the not-so-sleepy fishing village of Craig, Montana, on the banks of the world famous Missouri River. At the headwaters of America’s longest river, you’ll find one of the most prolific fisheries in the west, with incredible hatches, big trout, an extended season, user-friendly access, along with an enthusiastic and friendly fly fishing community. There’s a reason that the Missouri River is on everyone’s fly-fishing “to do” list, and many return year after year. In our fly shop, you’ll find an incredible selection of flies specific to the Missouri River, tackle to suit all budgets, the river’s best guide staff and the best customer service in Big Sky Country.

FALL HOURS

  • Open from 8am-6pm, seven days a week.
  • TakeAway Window open daily
  • Shuttle Service daily.
  • Lodging Available

EVENTS

  • Book your SWING TROUT SPEY GUIDE TRIPS and Lodging Today!
  • BWO & Midge | October-November
  • Swing Season | November ’21-April ’22

DINING OPTIONS

  • Izaaks | Craig | CLOSED for the WINTER facebook | 406-235-3456
  • Shotgun Annie’s | Wolf Creek | OPEN | Open Friday thru Sunday thru November| 406-235-4063
  • Missouri River Inn | Prewitt Creek | OPEN | Open Tuesday thru Sunday 12-8 
  • Mo’ River Eats | OPEN thru Mid November| Have Kelli Wilson provider of river lunches.  | website | 406-217-2321
  • The Driftwood Bar and the Angus Bar | OPEN | Cascade MT, 20 miles north of Craig | Dine before 9pm

ACCOMODATIONS

Call our booking team of Julie and Sara at 406-235-3447 to book guides, lodging or rental boats. We represent more lodging options than anyone on the river.

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    “GREAT GUIDES, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, CUSTOMER SERVICE. HEADHUNTERS WAS FOUNDED ON THOSE PRINCIPLES. WE UNDERSTAND THAT INFORMATION IS THE PRIMARY REASON YOU ENTER A FLY SHOP. WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU PLAN A SUCCESSFUL TRIP, MAKE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT DECISIONS, IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS AND CATCH MORE FISH.”
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