It’s Dry Fly Season! The Headhunter Fly Line

The Headhunter Fly Line

Today speaking about the Headhunter Fly Line. A dry fly line designed by Headhunters manufactured by RIO for our dry fly obsessions!

It is finally dry fly season here on Montana’s Missouri River. And no better time to get your Headhunter Fly Line on that dry fly rod of yours.

For sale for nearly 4 years we could not be happier with the success of our first foray into line design. A proprietary line design and dry fly line like no other on the market.


Introducing the Headhunter Fly Line
Available at Headhunters of Craig or online

After years of trying every fly line on the market – and never finding exactly what we wanted – we decided to design our own line, specifically for technical dry fly fishing on the Missouri River.

The Headhunter Fly Line is designed for the medium to long casts we perform every day. Casts that require pinpoint accuracy, long-leader turnover, delicate presentation, yet the power to defeat the ever present Montana wind.

Introducing the Headhunter Fly Line
Dead Flies Don’t Swim!

We also created a stealthy sky colored line with a zone that helps anglers understand how much line to have off the rod tip to maximize false casting and line pick-up. Mission accomplished. And it turns out it’s a pretty darn great line for swinging soft-hackles, presenting short-leash nymph rigs, and general attractor dry fly fishing.


Designed for Headhunters, by Headhunters

A 21.5′ front taper with a 5′ mid section followed by a 24.5′ rear taper. A Double Delta Taper, and industry first, that will bring a new level of efficacy to your dry fly game.

The Performance Zone really works well. Easy line pick-up at the 25′ mark. Just strip in line until the Lime Green portion enters the rod tip and cast. The Performance Zone is 15′ in length. You can pick up the line easily from the water anywhere with in the Lime portion. And the color change is easily seen in the air too. Meaning you can use it to your advantage while false casting. The Headhunter Line is designed to cast the best within this zone. For the 25′-60′ dry fly casts we so commonly encounter.

Introducing the Headhunter Fly Line
The Lime Green section is The Performance Zone.

We have had the Headhunter Fly Line on the water for nearly 2 years. The verdict in in. Dry Fly Anglers love it. More flies in front of trout. More fish to hand. More smiles!  Lots of anglers have not only bought one, but two outfitting their 4, 5 and/or 6 weight. Available in line weights 4, 5 and 6.

Find yourself fishing the Delaware River, the Missouri River, The Henry’s Fork, Silver Creek, any spring creeks around America and Europe? Then you may enjoy the Headhunter Fly Line. Made for conditions that exist on all of the above resources and beyond!

Soft Hackling on your schedule this fall? Get yourself the Headhunter for that single hand swing rod of yours.

Check out the new Headhunter Fly Line in Downtown Craig Montana from the Missouri River Fly Labs of Headhunters Fly Shop. We have demo’s as well if you wanna go that route. Come by anyway or give us a call.

$80! Available in 4, 5, and 6 weights. Watch the video, check it out, and order one up for yourself!

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  • Wow!!!! Nicely done, well executed and will produce results! (Kinda like a good cast!) I can attest to HeadHunter’s Fly line, probably the best dry fly line I have ever used in 30+ years.

  • Barton Jennings
    August 6, 2019 6:21 am


    Hope all is well. Congratulations on the recent launch of your in-house line brand. I purchased the 5 weight line for my Sage Method last week. I am still evaluating it. I usually run Rio Gold on the Method. The HeadHunters line seems quite a bit heavier. Can you provide your best guess on the grain weighting for the first 30 feet of line? Just trying to figure out if this an over-weighted line like a Rio Grand. Thanks and wishing you much success!


  • Still fishing Sage VPS sticks here in Michigan. Would you up line weight for these rods? Great sticks with a smooth Med-Fast action. Thanks!

    • Great question John. I would not, no. Line weight as is. There is enough energy in the Double Delta Taper to get the job done. Should match up well with the VPS for sure.

  • wow – cant recall when I’ve seen SOL fish so much AND hook up. Must be the line… 🙂

  • Mark Raisler
    August 7, 2019 7:08 pm

    Yes . Hooked on this day. Gotta be the shoes!

  • Take my money! …and kick ass video I love it

  • Will Rio market your line generally, or will it only be exclusively available at HH? I don’t see any mention at the Rio website.

  • Holy cow, SOL! If I can make that elegant double-haul reach cast with your HH line, sign me up! Sign me up for the line and a week of casting lessons!! Super sweet, cast, brother!

  • I was wondering about the true weight of the line, 15 grains heavy over the total 51′ head. So the 4wt line’s long head is 135 grains? Is the mass distributed evenly throughout the head, since front and rear tapers about the same? I’m using an Infinity on the NRX LP, which is a 1/2 line heavy at 130gr and feels like too much line. If your line is 128-ish at 30′ then probably still too much. I realize that the first 30′ is arbitrary these days with all of the complex tapers out there. I’ll try to get over there and cast the line on my rod, it sounds great, but I think I need a standard weight line.

    • Great John. Talked yourself right into it. The weight point in near the 3/5 of the head mark. 30′. This is a fly line designed specifically for casting dry flies accurately at 25′ to 50′ with Rocky Mountain wind on the side, or back, or face! Not for nymphing, streamer fishing, delicate very tight quarters fishing, those who do not stop the rod on the front cast, not a line for novices. A Headhunting Line made by Headhunters. A very specific use line for all technical dry fly situations where accuracy is imperative and wind can be an issue. Big river dry fly line for big river situations. Thanks John. See you in Craig Montana soon.

  • I have finished the HH lines on asquith 4 and 5 weights, they are great well designed lines. My only suggestion is that you make a version that is a tad lighter in the lime section as gets a bit chunky carrying a lot of line.

    • Love the feedback Chris. Thanks man. I know you are a fly line fanatic so I respect your comments!!! Yeah that line gets heavy with the head off the tip for sure. The next line will be…???? Will of course consider your comments.

      Thanks Chris,


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