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

Yes, you have become a Trout Bum. CrossCurrents’ lead shop staffer, Taylor Todd, has written an eloquent piece for the Montana Fly Fishing Magazine (page 75): The Becoming of a Trout Bum. Thank you, Taylor. Taylor has been a tremendous blessing to CrossCurrents Fly Shop. We look forward to Taylor’s return this season, and many more. Although.. read more →

With an arctic blast assuring we can’t even think about being on the river, most of us “die hards” have been at the tying desk spinning away at some of our favorite patterns for warmer weather. Sometimes you just sit at the vice for fun. A time for innovation and trying out a new pattern.. read more →

When it’s 27 BELOW Zero outside -with no chance of fly fishing unless you jump on an airplane and head to lower latitudes -it’s fun to read about the life I live. As I was reading this, I was recalling how it fit perfectly with so many of my customers and I could actually see.. read more →

The evening of Tuesday, January 21st was one fun night for all those who attended the premiere of the 2014 F3T (the “Fly Fishing Film Tour” for those of you under a rock).  Helena, Montana was the site of the first showing of an awesome set of fly fishing films.  Just over 200 enthusiastic flick.. read more →

Jako Lucas – Guide Superman! This guy put in a truly epic 2012 guide season, 320 guide days! Read about Jako’s 2012 season here on Simms Wadingroom .  This will make you want to get out there. Direct Link: JAKO LUCAS 320 Days   read more →

Normally a species in the Strainer family is not so casual.  However when rolling down a freestone river in a raft the Chris Strainer species feels wild and at home.   read more →