Fishing has been really great for a couple months now, but with the rise in water temperature that is occurring, things are only going to keep getting better. The midge hatch the last few evenings has been incredible, with many fish taking flies on the surface, and now with the rumors of baetis appearing on.. read more →

Orvis Hydros SL Reel “I bought my Orvis Hydros SL III at the beginning of last season, never having owned a disc drag reel before. I spooled it with the Orvis Hydros HD Power Taper line, rigged up my 5wt. rod and set out in search of the big Missouri River trout. It wasn’t long.. read more →

31 Mar 2017
March 31, 2017

Alexia’s Pick

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The nymph rig we have here at CrossCurents, saves time and money. With a quick loop to loop connection to your fly line, some tippet and your flies, you’re set up for success on not only the Missouri River, but any river you nymph. A sturdy perfection loop knot, followed by nail knot, indicator, nail.. read more →

March showed us everything from frigid temps in the teens, to balmy 70 degree weather as well. This has made the fishing go up and down, but for the most part, it’s been on the up side! As we head into April, things will only pick up. Our water temp has jumped a few degrees.. read more →

For many of us, fly fishing is all about the solitude and getting away from the crowds. The idea of being on a busy river with boats all around us and only twenty to thirty feet away, isn’t appealing at all. But once in awhile, being close to other boats isn’t that bad, and when.. read more →

It’s the middle of March and it appears that temperatures are on the rise, and the fishing on the MO is starting to heat up. Whether you are wade fishing or float fishing, there are opportunities all over the river. For nymph fishing, keep with the typical winters colors of pink and orange. Firebeads and.. read more →

“When the temps are cold and you don’t want to take your gloves off to remove a hook from a trout’s mouth, make sure you have a pair or two of mitten clamps in your boat! Easy to use even while wearing gloves or mittens. I actually use them year round because I love them so.. read more →

Hey! What’s Your Spey? “I’ve been doing the two-handed gig for just over a decade now -which isn’t that long of a time. However, I’ve seen a LOT of changes in the past 10+ years. Spey used to mean loong rods (13.5′-18′-my first rod was a 14′ 9wt.) and the lines were mostly longer belly.. read more →

Anyone who knows me, knows “cold” does not keep me from fishing. Most, if not all small streams and creeks, will freeze from bank to bank. Especially, with the type of winter Montana has had this season. It does not take many days of warmer temps and longer daylight hours to open those pieces of water. Depending on.. read more →

February is now behind us and winter has made a return from the spring like weather we had about a week and a half ago. Think pink, pink, and more pink! Alexia and Ben floated Stickney to Prewett last Sunday and pink nymphs were the ticket. Keep targeting the slower deeper water and the inside.. read more →