BIG HOLE RIVER BROWN TROUT

Big Hole River Flow

Current Level: 1500

Water level Graph for Big Hole River near Melrose MT

BIG HOLE RIVER FLY SHOP & GUIDE SERVICE


HEADWATERS FLY SHOP
is a destination fly shop located next to the Big Hole River. The small country town of Melrose, MT is considered the “hub” when it comes to fly fishing the Big Hole River and the fly shop is here for all fly fishing needs.

Inside we are fully stocked with all streamside essentials needed for a day on the water. From arranging one of our reliable river shuttles to booking an incredible fly fishing trip, our big hole river fly shop has you covered. Headwaters is known for having accurate Big Hole River fishing reports, friendly staff and a fine selection of flies that are sure to fool any finned critter in the Big Hole River.

We opened in 2013 after purchasing the Montana Fly Company, the oldest fly shop on the Big Hole River. Since then we have built our family owned business on having the best attitude in the fly shop world. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help with any questions you might have. Whether you are new to fly fishing or it’s your first time fly fishing the Big Hole River, we love sharing our knowledge of this incredible freestone river that we call home.

 Arranging your next Montana Fishing Tripsbig hole river fishing

We have teamed up with the area’s top fly fishing outfitters, with decades of experience under their belt, providing world-class fishing trips in our area. All specializing in fly fishing the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison, Bitterroot & Missouri Rivers, just to name a few. Our team is made up of veteran fishing guides whose only goal is to meet their client’s expectations.

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HEADWATERS FLY SHOP LOCATION – MELROSE, MONTANA – BIG HOLE RIVER ANGLERS