Last week, this week, next week.

Took the week off from writing. Last week. This week back. A good mental break. Fished the Dearborn twice, and the Mo twice. Variable. Unstable. Hit and miss. Those are all words used to describe the past week of fishing.…
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At least the hurricane force winds kept the flags flying all day.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day We honor those who died while serving. One day is clearly not enough. We should honor them everyday. But today we can show how we feel by raising the flag. Take a moment and reflect on those who…
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Friday Foto

Missouri River Trout Confusion

John and I talked about this recently. The May trout confusion factor. Yes, sometimes we think we got this thing all figured out. News Flash: We, the collective angler(s), we don’t. Living and fishing here for decades will teach you…
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Craig Montana LP

Weekend Tips from Headhunters of Craig

Weekend Tips from Headhunters of Craig Windy here in Craig Montana this morning. Is it windy here all the time? No. But almost. Average wind speed in our neighborhood is 12.4 mph. Chew on that for a minute. And practice…
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Missouri River Montana Fishing Report

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 5.16.24

The water downriver is clearing already. The LPP Creek has about half the volume of mud as it was yesterday. Today, half as much again. Good vis all the way to Craig. The water is green but not dirty. I’d…
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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. Montana Fishing Licenses are available in store.

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.

SPRING HOURS

  • OPEN 7am-7pm | Seven days a week.
  • Shuttle Service daily.
  • Lodging Available | 35 Lodging Options | Riverfront 
  • Guide Trips Daily
  • Best Flies Under the Big Sky
  • Dry Fly HQ
  • Rental Equipment: Rods, reels, waders, boots, drift boats

EVENTS

  • Guide Trips available Daily!
  • Swing Season on the Mighty Missouri River
  • Spring and Summer Lodging in Craig and Riverfront
  • Midging: Spring ’24
  • Nymphing Excellence 
  • BWO’s: Mid-April thru May
  • March Browns: May
  • Mothers Day Caddis: May
  • PMD’s: June-July
  • Trico’s: July-August
  • Grasshoppers: Late June-August

DINING OPTIONS

  • Izaaks | Craig | OPEN | Wednesday-Sunday Bar 3pm, Dinner 4-9pmfacebook | 406-235-3456
  • Craig Tap House | Craig | OPEN Thursday-Tuesday 4-8pm, Weekends 12-8
  • Lazy I Brewery | Wolf Creek | OPEN for SEASON| 406-203-0666
  • Missouri River Inn | Prewitt Creek | OPEN | Open Daily 12-8 
  • Mo’ River Eats | Boat Lunches | OPEN website | 406-217-2321
  • The Driftwood Bar and the Angus Bar | Cascade MT, 20 miles north of Craig | OPEN |Dine before 9pm
  • On the Fly Coffee Truck | Wolf Creek | OPEN for Season | Coffee, Espresso, Breakfast Burritos
  • The Wolf | Wolf Creek | OPEN Tuesday thru Sunday 11-7 | Closed Monday
  • Stonefly Cafe |OPEN Thursday-Tuesday 2-8pm, Weekends 12-8
  • Canyon Store | Wolf Creek |OPEN Daily 7am | Gas, convenience store, propane, light tackle fishing supplies, hot dog roller!

ACCOMODATIONS

Call our booking team 406-235-3447  ext. 1 to book guides, lodging or rental boats. We represent more lodging options than anyone on the river. 39+ currently!

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CONTACT

1-877-379-3597 or 406-235-3447

MISSION

“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.”