CrossCurrents Fly Shop & Outfitters

About Us

About us

CrossCurrents Fly Shop started with one store in Helena in 1994 by 2 fly fishing legends, Paul Roos and John Kowalski. Chris Strainer took over in 1997 and in 2001 opened a second location on the Missouri River in the trout town of Craig. Both stores are full service fly shops carrying all the goodies and gear for your fly fishing adventures. CrossCurrents Fly Shop has been involved with Trout Unlimited on the local level since our founding.

What we do

We are the friendly Missouri, Smith and Blackfoot River Experts! We provide top notch Guide Service, lodging in Craig and along the Missouri River, boat rentals for the MO and raft rentals for the Smith. We offer Fly Fishing Schools in the Spring and Summer, Fly Tying classes and Rod Building classes in the Winter. We love fly fishing and sharing our passion with our customers.

Where we do it

Our original store in Downtown Helena, Montana is the base for our Schools and Classes. Helena is also a popular jumping off spot for the Smith River -both guided and DIY. Our store on the Missouri River in Craig is the base for all our boat rentals and lodging.


Email Chris  Strainer <>
Phone 4062353433
Address 311 Bridge StChris Strainer
Craig, Montana