Craig Madsen’s Montana River Outfitters (MRO) is the Missouri River’s premier full service fly shop, guide service, and lodging operation.  Our fly shop and lodging is located in Wolf Creek, just 3 minutes from the very best fishing on the Blue Ribbon Missouri River, below Holter Dam and minutes from downtown Craig Montana. Fly fishing on the Missouri River is known for it’s sight fishing to large brown trout and rainbow trout. MRO has been in business on the historic Missouri River since 1977, with many of our staff on board for over 20 years.  Our team has the knowledge, honesty, and impeccable customer service to help with your fishing trip - whether it’s for a few hours or for a week.  We have everything you need for your trip including equipment, lodging, boat rentals, guides, and plenty of free fishing information.  Meeting and exceeding customer expectations remains our top priority, with thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world.  We know the Missouri River and its tributaries well, and have customers and guides on the water every day so we can give you the inside edge and ensure you have the most up-to-date fishing information.

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  1. Hi:

    Had the time of my life for two days in late May of 2011 when on the Beaverhead as an obviously inexperienced fly fisher I had the good fortune to strike up a conversation with Erik Mondragon. Hell this guy was barely wading in the river and plucking his line down not more than 10 feet in front of him and hauling fish out like he owned the river. Everyone else was throwing 60 feet of line out and beating the water and a few fish over the head and doing next to nothing. Erik befriended me and for the next two days served as my guide on the river and taught me how to fish. We traded stories, dodged a couple thunderstorms, had breakfast in Twin Bridges, managed to stay within the strict confines of the law and not get arrested.
    After Erik left on the second day I hooked what I suspect was a large brown trout and for the next five minutes got towed downstream by what felt like a garbage truck. The fish broke off and part of me was glad that he did cuz I knew that Erik would be back to fish there again some day. Erik– that one I left is for you!

    Thanks for a great two days on the Beaverhead!

    Barry Craig

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