June is Good
Image Dave Weitl

Tuesday Brown Trout

Image by Dave W. Just awesome. What a creature. Fishing is good. June is good. We are in the peak season right now. Time is now, Now is the time. PMD’s daily. Never saw more PMD’s on the water than…
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Missouri River Montana Weekend Foreshadowing

Missouri River Montana Weekend Foreshadowing

Flow increasing today to 6500cfs. Weather cooperating this tail end of the week with wind free days yesterday and today. Water flows increasing, temperature decreasing, rain developing on Monday and Tuesday. PMD’s waxing. Caddis waxing. BWO’s waning. Midge holding steady.…
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Happy Mondays here at Headhunters Fly Shop

5 Tips for Missouri River Mid June

5 Tips for Missouri River Mid June Yes there is dry fly fishing. Not all day long yet, but that is coming. It’s mostly on-ish?! Missouri River water flows are fluctuating between 4.5K and 6.5KK. Will we see lower flows?…
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Monday June 10th Missouri River Fishing Report

Monday June 10th Missouri River Fishing Report All good here on the Mo. The Mo is at the peak of traffic as we head into the middle June weeks. Weekends of course very busy. Friday is the new Saturday. Saturday…
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Missouri River Montana PMD Box

Missouri River Montana PMD Box

Pale Morning Duns are part of your day here fly fishing Montana’s Missouri River in June. We love June as the bugs participate more willingly everyday. While the weather this last week has been really shitty, the fishing has stood…
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Trout Bum

Trout Bum

Many rivers, resources, and regions boast that most anglers are over the age of 65. Not true on the Missouri River. Cats like these two frequent Headhunters on their way to the river. Via the web, the blog, the Twitter,…
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Silly Sunday Scenery

Thursday on the Mo!

We like Mayflies. The Missouri River has Mayflies. Lots of them. Happy Thursday. Today, the fishing goes on. All things flow down river. All of them.
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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.

SUMMER 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!
  • Summer Lodging in Craig and Riverfront
  • Nymphing Excellence 
  • PMD’s: June-July
  • Trico’s: July-August
  • Grasshoppers: Late June-August
  • BWO’s: October-November

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.”