Nov 4, 2014

Missouri River Fishing Resources

I'd like to take a moment of your time and share some good information. I've been lucky to have fished the Missouri River two years in a row. I've met some great people and acquired some great memories. I'd like to say "Thanks" to those who made it possible.

Jo and Bobo!

Mark Raisler of Headhunters Fly Shop

Mark and his crew have been a big help. Besides Mark being an excellent guide and photographer he also helped us book accommodations and services. My wife Jo and I stayed at the Rainbow cabin in town that's just a short walk to everything. On our last day we opted to rent a drift boat. This could not have been easier. Just tell them where you want to launch and where you want to take out. Your truck will be shuttled and waiting for you at the take out. Secure the boat on shore and they come and get it. Could not have been easier. At the end of our stay we settled up our bill at Headhunters Fly Shop were we received an itemized receipt complete with cabin, guide, license, boat rental and shop purchases. Again, could not have been easier.

Mike Kuhnert of Evolution Fly Fishing

Mike has many years guiding the Missouri under his belt and it shows in every possible way. He is passionate for the river and its inhabitants. He is attentive to your every need. Even after your trip is over he will gladly join you at the local watering hole for a toast to celebrate the days fishing. You would be hard pressed to find a more passionate guide and I don't think you could fish a day with Mike without leaving with some of his passion.

The Trout Shop

The Trout shop is another great source of everything fly fishing. Friendly helpful staff are ready to assist. Inside the great looking flyshop is the Craig Mercantile Deli. Get your Starbucks coffee, fresh made bagged lunch and stop back in the evening for a 6-pack with many brews to choose from. Again just walking distance from anywhere in Craig, Montana.
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Jo (My Better half)

Hooked Up!
She's passionate for horses and I'm obviously passionate for fishing. We work together to help each other fill those dreams. I'm careful to pick the places I take her fishing and after my first experience fishing the Missouri I knew I could not go wrong with this location. Get her in her comfort zone and the lady luck will come out. I'm pretty sure she out-fished me everyday and that's alright with me. It's pretty clear after this trip the Missouri is at the top of her list of favorite places to fish and that's good for me because I now know I can easily persuade her back there again.

The RIO Team

When you get to know the guys at RIO Fly Lines you quickly understand why this company is so successful. All of them have big passion for fly fishing. Every year RIO invites a group of fly fishing retailers on this trip. Besides experiencing some great fishing your only responsibilities are to enjoy good food and drink, try out some new rods and lines and provide some feedback for what we would like to see from them. RIO takes this opportunity to listen to our ideas and explore future possibilities. There's no conference rooms or lavish hotels. Just a fishing cabin lodging and the primary attire is your waders.
RIO is responsible for my first Missouri River experience and Simon Gawesworth is responsible for for my newly formed passion of Two Hand Trout fishing. You can read more about that experience in article RIO Fishing Trip - Missouri River, Montana 

Isaak's Resturant

Isaak's is located right in downtown Craig and next to Headhunters Fly Shop. It's the perfect place to relive your days fishing adventure. Brews, cocktails, appetizers, great food and a fisherman's atmosphere all come together to complete a perfect gathering place after a great day of fishing.
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So if you like to catch good size Browns and Rainbows on dries, nymphs, streamers and of course my favorite swinging flies, take in great food, drink and atmosphere in a beautiful part of the country and enjoy the small fishing town life then I highly recommend you give Craig, Montana a try. I'll be back again for sure!


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