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Craig Fly Rod 4 Piece

$575

Craig Fly Rod 4 Piece

$575

Built with the backbone of a true adventurer, the Craig Fly Rod is a supercharged four-piece model ready for even the most rugged of backcountry adventures. Details & Specs

Size4 Weight
  • Available in 4-piece only
  • 4wt - 9wt
  • Scroll down to the specifications section to see more...

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  • Craig Fly Fishing Rod Specifications

    With a slightly softer action than our other Montana Casting Co.® rods, the Craig is ideal for getting those dries on the water with just the right presentation.


    We love packing our rods into those hard-to-reach places. A tried-and-true IM10 graphite composition ensures that a 5wt Craig comes in at just 3 ounces—perfect for long days on the trail. Tuck it into your backpack, stuff it in your camper, or carry it onto an airplane—this rod’s ready to go wherever the river may take you.


    Casting the Craig Fly Rod


    • Available in 4-piece only
    • 4wt - 9wt
    • 9 ft length
    • Lightweight with a strong medium action
    • IM 10 graphite composition delivers consistent high-performance
    • Comes with rod sock and a signature MCCo. rod and reel case designed for 4-piece rods
    • 7wt - 9wt fly rods come with both a standard and fighting butt
    • Designed for use in fresh water environments, but can be used for saltwater fishing as well.*

    All Montana Casting Co.® rods are finished with the highest quality epoxy and thread wraps with metallic highlights. Look for our signature metallic "spring" around the middle ferrule—a symbol of each rod’s ability to build, store, and release energy in perfect harmony. 

    *Always remember to wash all your gear with fresh water after a hard day of fishing in the salt. Saltwater will cause corrosion without proper washing and maintenance of your gear.




    Every Rod & Reel is Covered by The Montana Handshake Warranty:

    Lifetime warranty against defects and accidents on all of our rods and reels for as long as you own them.
    See The Montana Handshake Limited Warranty for details.

    AND The Montana Casting Co.® 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee:

    We think your relationship with your Montana Casting Co.® fly rod will be love at first cast! In the unlikely event that it's not, Montana Casting Co.® offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
    See our Terms of Purchase and Refund for details.


    The Craig is named for the famed Craig fishing access site on the Missouri River...  Rain or shine, winter or summer, there is always fly fishing to be done near the tiny town of Craig, Montana. With the wide-open Missouri river flowing by the town’s eastern border, this site is  easily accessible year-round and sits on a stretch of water that remains one of my go-to spots for a relaxing afternoon float. I can remember countless days in the drift boat, trading off oars with my wife and kids as we fished our way down from the Holter dam and into the broader waters leading up to Craig. Whether it’s a picnic on the sandbar, stories exchanged with fellow fishermen, or our excitable golden retriever lunging at an escaping fish, each outing is something special. Taking out at the Craig fishing access and grabbing a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants is always the perfect end to a perfect day!

    Click here for more info on the Montana FWP Craig Fishing Access Site.

  • Compare Our Rods

    Craig <br>Fly Rod
    Craig
    Fly Rod
    Dearborn <br>Fly Rod
    Dearborn
    Fly Rod
    Warm Springs <br>Fly Rod
    Warm Springs
    Fly Rod
    Available
    Sizes

    4wt - 9wt

    4wt - 9wt

    4wt - 9wt

    Comes in
    2-Piece

    Comes in
    4-Piece

    2-Piece
    Weight
    w/o
    Fighting
    Butt







    4wt - 4.0 oz

    5wt - 4.0 oz

    6wt - 4.1 oz

    7wt - 5.1 oz

    8wt - 5.2 oz

    9wt - 5.4 oz

    4wt - 3.6 oz

    5wt - 3.6 oz

    6wt - 3.7 oz

    7wt - 4.4 oz

    8wt - 4.5 oz

    9wt - 4.7 oz

    4-PIece
    Weight
    w/o
    Fighting
    Butt

    4wt - 3.3 oz

    5wt - 3.3 oz

    6wt - 3.4 oz

    7wt - 4.3 oz

    8wt - 4.4 oz

    9wt - 4.5 oz

    4wt - 4.0 oz

    5wt - 4.0 oz

    6wt - 4.2 oz

    7wt - 5.2 oz

    8wt - 5.3 oz

    9wt - 5.4 oz

    4wt - 3.7 oz

    5wt - 3.7 oz

    6wt - 3.7 oz

    7wt - 4.6 oz

    8wt - 4.6 oz

    9wt - 4.9 oz

    Weight of
    Removable
    Fighting
    Butt
    7 - 9 wt

    0.25 oz

    0.25 oz

    0.25 oz

    Blank
    Composition


    IM10
    Graphite

    T800 Toray
    Graphite &
    Woven Carbon
    Fiber


    Toray Carbon
    Fiber

    Reel Seat
    Composition

    CNC reel seat
    w/ rosewood
    insert

    CNC reel seat
    w/carbon
    fiber insert

    CNC reel seat
    w/ rosewood
    insert

    Grip
    Composition

    AAA+ quality cork

    AAA+ quality cork

    AAA+ quality cork

    Guide
    Composition

    Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

    Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

    Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

    Action

    Powerful medium action

    High-performance fast action

    High Performance
    Medium to fast action

    Color

    Warm Brown

    Black Carbon Weave

    Old Blue

    Where we like
    to take our
    4wt - 6wt

    Mountain streams for brookies; smaller rivers like the Beaverhead; backpacking

    High mountain lakes to bigger rivers like the Mighty Mo

    Pyramid Lake Cutthroats; we take our 4-piece everywhere

    Where we like
    to take our
    7wt - 9wt

    Madison River-sized water for those 16 inchers

    Wrangling WHOPPERS; bonefish in saltwater flats; steelhead or salmon

    Yellowstone River or bigger; steelhead fishing

    Rod/Reel Case
    Included

    Rod Sock
    Included

    Separate
    Pouch for
    Fighting Butt
    7wt - 9wt only

    View Craig View Dearborn View Warm Springs
  • Useful Fly Fishing Knots For Rigging Your Rod

    How to tie a perfection loop

    How to tie a perfection loop

    Scott shows you how to tie one of the easier fly fishing knots, the perfection loop. This knot can be used to attach a leader to the end of a fly line that has a welded loop on it.

    Learn How

    How to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot

    How to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot

    In this easy-to-follow video you will learn how to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot. This fly fishing knot is useful when it comes to tying tippet to leader and tippet to tippet. It's also useful for tying fluorocarbon tippet to nylon leader.

    Learn How

    How to tie a blood knot

    How to tie a blood knot

    Scott demonstrates one of the trickier fly-fishing knots, the blood knot. This knot is used to tie tippet to tippet or tippet to leader.

    Learn How

    How to tie a nail knot

    How to tie a nail knot

    Scott demonstrates using a nail knot tool to attach a length of butt section to a fly line.

    Learn How

Craig Fly Fishing Rod Specifications

With a slightly softer action than our other Montana Casting Co.® rods, the Craig is ideal for getting those dries on the water with just the right presentation.


We love packing our rods into those hard-to-reach places. A tried-and-true IM10 graphite composition ensures that a 5wt Craig comes in at just 3 ounces—perfect for long days on the trail. Tuck it into your backpack, stuff it in your camper, or carry it onto an airplane—this rod’s ready to go wherever the river may take you.


Casting the Craig Fly Rod


  • Available in 4-piece only
  • 4wt - 9wt
  • 9 ft length
  • Lightweight with a strong medium action
  • IM 10 graphite composition delivers consistent high-performance
  • Comes with rod sock and a signature MCCo. rod and reel case designed for 4-piece rods
  • 7wt - 9wt fly rods come with both a standard and fighting butt
  • Designed for use in fresh water environments, but can be used for saltwater fishing as well.*

All Montana Casting Co.® rods are finished with the highest quality epoxy and thread wraps with metallic highlights. Look for our signature metallic "spring" around the middle ferrule—a symbol of each rod’s ability to build, store, and release energy in perfect harmony. 

*Always remember to wash all your gear with fresh water after a hard day of fishing in the salt. Saltwater will cause corrosion without proper washing and maintenance of your gear.




Every Rod & Reel is Covered by The Montana Handshake Warranty:

Lifetime warranty against defects and accidents on all of our rods and reels for as long as you own them.
See The Montana Handshake Limited Warranty for details.

AND The Montana Casting Co.® 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee:

We think your relationship with your Montana Casting Co.® fly rod will be love at first cast! In the unlikely event that it's not, Montana Casting Co.® offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
See our Terms of Purchase and Refund for details.


The Craig is named for the famed Craig fishing access site on the Missouri River...  Rain or shine, winter or summer, there is always fly fishing to be done near the tiny town of Craig, Montana. With the wide-open Missouri river flowing by the town’s eastern border, this site is  easily accessible year-round and sits on a stretch of water that remains one of my go-to spots for a relaxing afternoon float. I can remember countless days in the drift boat, trading off oars with my wife and kids as we fished our way down from the Holter dam and into the broader waters leading up to Craig. Whether it’s a picnic on the sandbar, stories exchanged with fellow fishermen, or our excitable golden retriever lunging at an escaping fish, each outing is something special. Taking out at the Craig fishing access and grabbing a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants is always the perfect end to a perfect day!

Click here for more info on the Montana FWP Craig Fishing Access Site.

Compare Our Rods

Craig <br>Fly Rod
Craig
Fly Rod
Dearborn <br>Fly Rod
Dearborn
Fly Rod
Warm Springs <br>Fly Rod
Warm Springs
Fly Rod
Available
Sizes

4wt - 9wt

4wt - 9wt

4wt - 9wt

Comes in
2-Piece

Comes in
4-Piece

2-Piece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt







4wt - 4.0 oz

5wt - 4.0 oz

6wt - 4.1 oz

7wt - 5.1 oz

8wt - 5.2 oz

9wt - 5.4 oz

4wt - 3.6 oz

5wt - 3.6 oz

6wt - 3.7 oz

7wt - 4.4 oz

8wt - 4.5 oz

9wt - 4.7 oz

4-PIece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 3.3 oz

5wt - 3.3 oz

6wt - 3.4 oz

7wt - 4.3 oz

8wt - 4.4 oz

9wt - 4.5 oz

4wt - 4.0 oz

5wt - 4.0 oz

6wt - 4.2 oz

7wt - 5.2 oz

8wt - 5.3 oz

9wt - 5.4 oz

4wt - 3.7 oz

5wt - 3.7 oz

6wt - 3.7 oz

7wt - 4.6 oz

8wt - 4.6 oz

9wt - 4.9 oz

Weight of
Removable
Fighting
Butt
7 - 9 wt

0.25 oz

0.25 oz

0.25 oz

Blank
Composition


IM10
Graphite

T800 Toray
Graphite &
Woven Carbon
Fiber


Toray Carbon
Fiber

Reel Seat
Composition

CNC reel seat
w/ rosewood
insert

CNC reel seat
w/carbon
fiber insert

CNC reel seat
w/ rosewood
insert

Grip
Composition

AAA+ quality cork

AAA+ quality cork

AAA+ quality cork

Guide
Composition

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Action

Powerful medium action

High-performance fast action

High Performance
Medium to fast action

Color

Warm Brown

Black Carbon Weave

Old Blue

Where we like
to take our
4wt - 6wt

Mountain streams for brookies; smaller rivers like the Beaverhead; backpacking

High mountain lakes to bigger rivers like the Mighty Mo

Pyramid Lake Cutthroats; we take our 4-piece everywhere

Where we like
to take our
7wt - 9wt

Madison River-sized water for those 16 inchers

Wrangling WHOPPERS; bonefish in saltwater flats; steelhead or salmon

Yellowstone River or bigger; steelhead fishing

Rod/Reel Case
Included

Rod Sock
Included

Separate
Pouch for
Fighting Butt
7wt - 9wt only

View Craig View Dearborn View Warm Springs
Craig <br>Fly Rod
Craig
Fly Rod
Available
Sizes

4wt - 9wt

Comes in
2-Piece

Comes in
4-Piece

2-Piece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt







4-PIece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 3.3 oz

5wt - 3.3 oz

6wt - 3.4 oz

7wt - 4.3 oz

8wt - 4.4 oz

9wt - 4.5 oz

Weight of
Removable
Fighting
Butt
7 - 9 wt

0.25 oz

Blank
Composition


IM10
Graphite

Reel Seat
Composition

CNC reel seat
w/ rosewood
insert

Grip
Composition

AAA+ quality cork

Guide
Composition

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Action

Powerful medium action

Color

Warm Brown

Where we like
to take our
4wt - 6wt

Mountain streams for brookies; smaller rivers like the Beaverhead; backpacking

Where we like
to take our
7wt - 9wt

Madison River-sized water for those 16 inchers

Rod/Reel Case
Included

Rod Sock
Included

Separate
Pouch for
Fighting Butt
7wt - 9wt only

View Craig
Dearborn <br>Fly Rod
Dearborn
Fly Rod
Available
Sizes

4wt - 9wt

Comes in
2-Piece

Comes in
4-Piece

2-Piece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 4.0 oz

5wt - 4.0 oz

6wt - 4.1 oz

7wt - 5.1 oz

8wt - 5.2 oz

9wt - 5.4 oz

4-PIece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 4.0 oz

5wt - 4.0 oz

6wt - 4.2 oz

7wt - 5.2 oz

8wt - 5.3 oz

9wt - 5.4 oz

Weight of
Removable
Fighting
Butt
7 - 9 wt

0.25 oz

Blank
Composition

T800 Toray
Graphite &
Woven Carbon
Fiber

Reel Seat
Composition

CNC reel seat
w/carbon
fiber insert

Grip
Composition

AAA+ quality cork

Guide
Composition

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Action

High-performance fast action

Color

Black Carbon Weave

Where we like
to take our
4wt - 6wt

High mountain lakes to bigger rivers like the Mighty Mo

Where we like
to take our
7wt - 9wt

Wrangling WHOPPERS; bonefish in saltwater flats; steelhead or salmon

Rod/Reel Case
Included

Rod Sock
Included

Separate
Pouch for
Fighting Butt
7wt - 9wt only

View Dearborn
Warm Springs <br>Fly Rod
Warm Springs
Fly Rod
Available
Sizes

4wt - 9wt

Comes in
2-Piece

Comes in
4-Piece

2-Piece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 3.6 oz

5wt - 3.6 oz

6wt - 3.7 oz

7wt - 4.4 oz

8wt - 4.5 oz

9wt - 4.7 oz

4-PIece
Weight
w/o
Fighting
Butt

4wt - 3.7 oz

5wt - 3.7 oz

6wt - 3.7 oz

7wt - 4.6 oz

8wt - 4.6 oz

9wt - 4.9 oz

Weight of
Removable
Fighting
Butt
7 - 9 wt

0.25 oz

Blank
Composition


Toray Carbon
Fiber

Reel Seat
Composition

CNC reel seat
w/ rosewood
insert

Grip
Composition

AAA+ quality cork

Guide
Composition

Ceramic stripping guide; Stainless steel, chrome finish snake guides & tip tops

Action

High Performance
Medium to fast action

Color

Old Blue

Where we like
to take our
4wt - 6wt

Pyramid Lake Cutthroats; we take our 4-piece everywhere

Where we like
to take our
7wt - 9wt

Yellowstone River or bigger; steelhead fishing

Rod/Reel Case
Included

Rod Sock
Included

Separate
Pouch for
Fighting Butt
7wt - 9wt only

View Warm Springs

Useful Fly Fishing Knots For Rigging Your Rod

How to tie a perfection loop

How to tie a perfection loop

Scott shows you how to tie one of the easier fly fishing knots, the perfection loop. This knot can be used to attach a leader to the end of a fly line that has a welded loop on it.

Learn How

How to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot

How to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot

In this easy-to-follow video you will learn how to tie a double overhand surgeon's knot. This fly fishing knot is useful when it comes to tying tippet to leader and tippet to tippet. It's also useful for tying fluorocarbon tippet to nylon leader.

Learn How

How to tie a blood knot

How to tie a blood knot

Scott demonstrates one of the trickier fly-fishing knots, the blood knot. This knot is used to tie tippet to tippet or tippet to leader.

Learn How

How to tie a nail knot

How to tie a nail knot

Scott demonstrates using a nail knot tool to attach a length of butt section to a fly line.

Learn How

"This Rod Can Do It All!"

"I got my Montana Casting Co. fly rod in a 9’ 5 wt in medium action in 2019. I live in Butte, Montana, in the center of trout heaven. I’ve used my fly rod from the big waters of the Missouri in drift boats chucking streamers to the delicate waters of upper rock creek laying down size 20 midges on walk/wade trips. This rod can do it all!"

–Scott D., Butte, Montana
Man with Rainbow Trout Caught on a Fly Rod

Inspiration in Learning to Fly Fish!

“I have been using this for a couple of months now, and it has truly just changed how I fly fish… I have more confidence in my casting; I have more control in my casting… It’s been absolutely wonderful!”

–Andrea, Missoula, Montana
Fly fisher Learning to Fish with Craig Fly Rod and Envy 406 Reel

"A Workhorse with Finesse"

"I recently purchased a 6 Weight “Craig Fly Rod” and I am thrilled with it. Its construction and performance, wrapped in a classy appearance, is a fine package. This rod has a well-defined action. Starting from the pre-load, it carries convincing energy mid-cast connecting you to your line right away. Enjoyable, super fun to cast. It wants to fish. Nice work Montana Casting Co."

–Sam L., Sparks, Nevada
Montana Casting Co. Customer fly fishing with Craig Fly Rod


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To be eligible for a return on merchandise other than rods and reels, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. Certain types of items cannot be returned (such as custom rods or custom rod packages, open packages of leaders, tippet or backing, and seconds). Additionally, rods and reels are covered by our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee (details in our full return policy - see link below). Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. We do not accept returns for gift cards or on-sale items, unless the item is damaged or defective.

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