Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

CrossCurrents Fly Shop would like to announce the recent addition to our crew – Ben Cooley. Just like the “Golden Bear” CrossCurrents Fly Shop is ‘Ready for Service’, and so is Ben. We may not be the Navy crew of over 600 mates aboard the USS Sacramento that for over a year Ben called home, but.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for 09/18/14: Clouds are out and fish are up, get your Thursday morning rolling with a Grade A fishing report for the Mighty MO. Water temps are great and should continue to drop through out the month, sitting at a pretty 59 F this afternoon. It will stay cloudy all morning, then.. read more →

It was a great float on Montana’s Missouri River last weekend for The Todd family. All four Todd’s were able to get some trout in the net, some were even on dries. However, what we learned had nothing to do with how to actually catch trout. Well, maybe it has to do with how to.. read more →

Fishing out on the Missouri continues to be very productive, if you know how to get the moss off you’re fly in a hurry. The mornings are definitely more productive than the evenings with massive Trico spinner falls happening daily around 8:30 or 9:00 am. Last evening CrossCurrents Owner Chris Strainer went out and caught.. read more →

On the Missouri River the most sought after fish is obviously trout. But when living in Craig and fishing nearly every single day a fly fisherman may like to get out of the normal swing of things and try his or her hand at something new. The big black shadows that are found smoothly gliding.. read more →

As fly fisherman we have a few common goals when fishing, and one of these goals is not usually to put dinner on the table. Although, occasionally a walleye finds itself securely attached to the end of ones tippet and it is very difficult to send that tasty morsel back to the depths of the river… read more →

  We are enjoying the dry fly fishing during the heart of Trico season on Montana’s Missouri River. Lot’s of bugs out on a daily basis. Get out early and catch the spinner fall, it can be fantastic fishing. These photos are fresh through the lens  from this mornings hatch. Photos by Will Darby. read more →

Flows this morning dropped slightly to 4,340 cfs at Holter Dam, water temps there are 62 in the morning. We had a little rain come through yesterday that has kept things a little on the cooler side for our summer season. Traffic on the river is strangely low for this time of year. Don’t get me.. read more →

A quick local guy and caddis fly story here.  The other evening I headed upstream to fish between the dam and the bridge for a while.  I hoped to see some rising trout to cast to.  I looked around a while and tried to make a plan.  As it turned out the water was very.. read more →

The grin on Taylor’s face says it all. One still frame, commemorating a beautiful fish, on a perfect evening, might be all we have to look back on.  However, as most troutbums know, each fish carries with it it’s own unique story, fueled by the frustrations and elations that go hand in hand with dry.. read more →