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 →

WINTER FISHING. Really? How is that even possible? Aren’t you freezing? Isn’t the water frozen? Let me answer those questions and concerns and more. read more →

14 Feb 2017
February 14, 2017

Ben’s Pick!

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Orvis Safe Passage Fly Tying Kit Bag-$129.00 of Awesomeness! “Fly tying work spaces often look as though a tornado has gone right through the middle of our feathers, furs, and other tying material. It doesn’t take long for our fly tying workspace to be scattered about. The Orvis Safe Passage Fly Tyer’s Kit Bag is.. read more →

“When it comes to tying your own flies one of the critical ‘tools’ would be the vice. A person has lots of choices. Everything from a vice grip clamped to a table to a very ornate complicated devise even I don’t know what all the ‘du-dads’ are for. Some where in the middle however will be a.. read more →

For nine straight steelheading seasons, Chris Strainer, owner of CrossCurrents Fly Shop, has made his annual pilgrimage to northern British Columbia to swing flies on two-handed rods in some of the most legendary steelhead waters on the planet. read more →

Growing up in southern Michigan, the carp was definitely considered a trash fish. I can’t even remember how many hours I would spend in the night chasing those fish with lanterns on the front of a jon boat, spears, and a bow with some of my closest friends. While other kids in our class were.. read more →