Events, specials, happenings at CrossCurrents Fly Shop

Days Off… When working in the fly shop or guiding, days off are sometimes few and far between. I usually give myself three options: Go Fishing (Obvious choice) Laundry and errands (probably weeks worth of laundry at that point) Stay inside all day organizing gear and boat bag (sometimes distracted by movies and potential naps).. read more →

What has spring sprung this season for Montana’s Streamflows?  I say, bring on the rain!..and high elevation snow. I attended the Upper Missouri Basin Advisory Committee annual meeting in April that presented information about our current snowpack conditions and predictions for Montana’s Streamflow Conditions for this season. I left excited, yet nervous about Montana’s streamflow conditions for.. read more →

Permit results are out. How lucky were you? You can check your results at MyFWP. Remember, if you didn’t get drawn you still have a chance! For $5 per “Chance” through a separate lottery, FWP will issue one Super Permit allowing the winner of that permit to pick a launch date of their choice. Don’t wait.. read more →

It’s that time of year again! The Smith River floating season will be here sooner than you know it . The deadline for 2016 applications is Thursday, February 18th with permit drawing results being announced online at MyFWP Thursday, March 3rd. Which means you only have 4 weeks to get your act together, pay the man and play the game. Remember,.. read more →

Fly Fishing’s Funniest Film Sequel Coming to Helena! HELENA, MT. January 7, 2016 —Hank Patterson, the hilarious, self-proclaimed “world’s greatest fly fishing guide” will be in attendance to host the Helena premiere of his new feature film Hank Patterson And The Mystery Of The CuttyRainBrown! on January 15, 2016 at the Myrna Loy Center. The.. read more →

17 Dec 2015
December 17, 2015

12 Days of FISHmas

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For the holiday gift giving season we will be featuring one of our specials counting down the 12 days to Christmas!  We’re calling it the 12 Days of FISHmas!  We have LOTS of great deals throughout our shop all month long but these are some of our fun deals you don’t want to miss! (You can still take advantage.. read more →

Late Autumn is here with an exclamation point!  The mornings are at or below freezing, it “warms” up to the 40’s and 50’s in the afternoon and the wind blows steady.  Sounds like steelhead weather to me!  (More on that in a future post!)  Why would you fish to the MO in mid-November?  It’s not.. read more →

It’s that time of year again; hunters have taken to the hills, the ambitiously lethargic have returned to their recliners for the remainder of the year and the Salmo trutta are getting feisty. Arguably one of the more voracious fresh water salmonids the fall Brown Trout feeding frenzy is kicking off. The frenzy comes from the.. read more →

If you’ve been swinging by the shop or spending your afternoons around the Blackfoot Brewery over the last two months you’ve probably heard me bitching whining about my lack of motorized transportation. The good news is the Subaru is back on the road and I’m mobile again! After eight arduous weeks of fly fishing booty.. read more →

June 10, 2015 – Missouri River Report Description: Flows Below Holter Dam: 6,000 CFS (Normally 7,600 CFS) Well, the late May/early June lull is back.  Around this time every year the MO experiences a lack of surface action because the water temps put us “between hatches”.  There are still plenty of fish to be caught.. read more →