A “Day in the Life” of Trout Bums, Shop Rats, Guides, Shop Owners and their friends.

What is a fly rod? By definition it’s listed as a specialized type of fishing rod designed to cast fly line and artificial flies. In most cases fly rods are made from carbon fiber/graphite, have a cork grip, typically a wooden reel seat, and some form of resin keeping it all together. Getting more rare.. read more →

By Delgar Dorn Brown, CrossCurrents Fly Shop Staff Member and Guide There is something strange about a place that comes into being simply due to how good the trout fishing can be. Historically speaking, communities have grown out of necessity or because of their proximity to other groups of people. Here in Craig, that is.. read more →

First and foremost, I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom fly anglers reading this, and to the fathers and children reading this, be sure to tell your wives and moms Happy Mother’s Day. This article is a tribute to all moms out there, but specifically to the moms that share.. read more →

For the last couple years, this time of month would be showing us some off the chart dry fly fishing; however, at over 8000cfs, our trout seem to be a little shy at podding up with other trout to devour the abundant insects that are on the surface and just below the surface. Dry fly.. read more →

It’s May 1st, for most of you that are reading this fishing report, you know what the month of May brings, and you know what this fishing report is going to be about. Dry…Fly…Fishing! Although it is true, that the last couple of weeks have brought noses to the surface to feed on midges and.. read more →

As we floated down the beautiful Smith River, most of us are more than ready to get our lines wet and fish hard. Personally, I just moved here from out of state, Alaska at that, so my knowledge of Montana consisted of only two things: one, Montana is a fly fishing state; and two, that.. read more →

The Missouri River is ideal for learning different approaches of fly fishing; nymphing, fishing dry flies, or throwing streamers are all acceptable productive tactics. Here at CrossCurrents, we like to “Over prepare, then go with the Flow”. Not only can we advise what to have in your boat, we will also discuss observing the water.. read more →

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 →

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 →

“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 →