Dick Magill practicing the art of Trout Spey.

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.

5 Winter Mo River Tips

5 Winter Mo River Tips Lots of stories every winter of anglers not getting the catch rates they want during this sometimes frigid and lengthly Montana winters. What are the reasons that lead to too much solace and quiet on…
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Missouri River Fishing Report December 1st 2020

Missouri River Fishing Report December 1st 2020 Pretty goo out there right now. Generally this time of year we see Montanan’s out there either nymphing or swinging a trout spey pattern. And most of you, those reading this blog, know…
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Dick's Top Ten Winter Swing Flies

Dick’s Top Ten Winter Swing Flies

The Chronicles of Dick Magill Dick’s Top Ten Swing Flies November is one of my favorite months to swing flies on the Mo. Massive Rainbow and Brown Trout alike will absolutely destroy a swung fly. At times, the take can…
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Fly Shop Small

Fly Shop Small Saturday

Fly Shop Small Saturday Yes we are open. Yes we are small. Yes we are a fly shop. Yes today is Saturday. Shop with us today. Everyday! Yes we thank you. Check out the Black Friday Sale here! Always online,…
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Black Friday Sale!

From today through Sunday we will have a few select items at special prices for “Black Friday”. You can find everything on our sale page in our webstore. A lot of these items, like our “Dry Fly Master Kit”, make…
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Happy Headhunters Thanksgiving

Happy Headhunters Thanksgiving

Happy Headhunters Thanksgiving Have a great day with or without your family and friends today. A Thursday Throwback to November 2008. Our first year as Headhunters Fly Shop. We had just returned from taking the entire staff, less than 10…
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Paul Roos Dies at 78

Paul Roos Dies at 78 Article in the Helena Independent Record Excerpt from Tom Kuglin, Independent Record Ed Note: I did not know Paul Roos, but shook his hand a couple times over the years. But you cannot throw a…
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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.

WINTER HOURS

Currently, Winter 2020: We are open from 8am until 1pm, seven days a week. Use of the TakeAway Window encouraged. Shuttle Service completed after 1pm daily. No early outs.

Severe storms and sub-zero temperatures may alter our hours, and even cause us to close for a day. You can always reach us by phone if you need to.

EVENTS

November/December | Swing Season

Thanksgiving | 8am-Noon

Christmas Eve | 8am-Noon

Christmas Day | Closed

DINING OPTIONS

  • Izaaks | Craig |CLOSED for the WINTER | facebook | 406-235-3456
  • Shotgun Annie’s | Wolf Creek | Variable Hours Call First! | 406-235-4063
  • Mo’ River Eats | Have Kelli Wilson cater/deliver dinner for your group (a variety of options), deliver hot breakfast sandwiches and burritos, or provide river lunches. | website | 406-217-2321
  • The Driftwood Bar and the Angus Bar | Cascade MT, 20 miles south of Craig | Open | 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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    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.”
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