The Big Hole River Fly Shop & Guide Service

Beaver_2 We are located in the quiet town of Melrose, Montana and are the destination fly shop and outfitter for the Big Hole River. Our location is the hub for anglers coming to fish the legendary waters of the Big Hole River. Making us the perfect place for anglers to stock up on the essentials – leader, tippet, flies, arrange a shuttle and get the inside scoop on what’s fishing best, all in one place.

Owner/Outfitter, Wes Peterson opened Headwaters Fly Shop Spring of 2013. After spending a decade fishing and guiding the Headwaters of the Missouri River throughout Southwest Montana and making home on the trout filled Big Hole River.

Our top priority is to provide our customers with the best information and attitude in the business and is gaining popularity has the place to be. Our staff are seasoned guides and anglers that are passionate about fly fishing and are here to help the experienced or novice fisherman have the best experience possible in Southwestern Montana.  Whether you are looking for a guided fly fishing trip, fishing report or free coffee, let us help you.


FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders of $50.00 or more.


Jefferson river brownOur backyard has some of the best fly fishing on the planet. We specialize in Fly fishing the “Headwaters” of the Missouri river which include the Big Hole River, Beaverhead, Jefferson & Madison. Our location next to the Big Hole River serves as a good starting point for your fly fishing vacation and teaming up with one of our professional fly fishing guides is a match for success. Whether your a novice wanting to learn or an experienced angler seeking the best guides around. Our trips are custom tailored to meet your needs. We might be new to the “retail” game but rest assured our guides have decades of experience and are truly passionate about what they do.   Learn more

Big Hole River Shuttles

Take the hassle out of self-shuttling and by using our shuttle service makes life easier for you. We provide vehicle shuttles throughout the Big Hole River. Our drivers will move your vehicle to your takeout giving you more time fish and enjoy. Our drivers are paid hourly! which means they don’t rush! We truly provide the best service around and we back that up 100%. Whichever section of the Big Hole River you choose rest assured your vehicle is taken care of and at the right location. Simply call (406)835-2621 or visit the fly shop.


Spring Special Guided Fishing Trip

Have you ever experienced Spring fishing around SW Montana? With zero crowds, Hungry trout and a blizzard caddis hatch that bring the entire river to life sounds good. Starting April 1st - May 31st our daily guide rates are only $350 per day and discounted lodging is available too... 2 day/3 night $900.00