Zach with a nice Rainbow from the canyon on a calm day

Zach with a nice Rainbow from the canyon on a calm day

Flows Below Holter: 4860 cfs…. Water Temperature: 33.8° F….

Flows Below Hauser: 5120 cfs…. Water Temperature: COLD….

Fingers crossed for the week ahead. If the weather man is right, it could be the break lots of use have been waiting for! Kick cabin fever in the gonads and get out there people! Looking like temps peaking this weekend with highs around 50 in Wolf Creek and the greater Helena area.  Flows have been steady below the dams so the fish should be feeding pretty steadily sub-surface and with warming temps and relatively calm conditions forecasted keep an eye out for midges coming out and fish looking up. Toss the bobber aside for a while and punch your tag for a January dry. Check the list at the bottom for my humble fly suggestions….

Cool stuff coming up too at our Helena shop! We’re going through all the new ROD BUILDING materials getting ready for the Custom Rod Class coming up shortly. If you’re interested swing by and talk to the tall goofy guy pictured above about getting a spot and choosing everything you need to build you very own, very fishable, one of a kind, custom fly rod! Fly Tyer, Cowboy and former Wrangler Jeans model Jim Stein still has some spots open for his February & March Fly Tying Classes too! Come in and get a spot reserved before its too late! Learn everything you need to know to put me out of a winter job crank out your own furry, feathered creations! Open fly tying still happening every Saturday morning with local legend Larry “The Urban.” Come get your fill of hot coffee, pastries and stories from one of the friendliest faces to grace the banks of many a Montana river. Rumors afoot about a possible tying night at Lewis & Clark Brewery, let use know what you think!

Fiberglass rod blanks from Blue Halo  ready for wrapping!

Fiberglass rod blanks from Blue Halo ready for wrapping!

HOT Streamers: Buggers of all flavors, Polar Minnows, Skiddish Smolts, Kreelex…I think you’re staring to get the idea.

HOT Nymphs: Pink Lighting Bug, Scuds, Zebras, Amex

HOT Dries: Midge Cluster, Griffiths Gnat, LaFontaine Buzzball

For updated fishing reports please visit or call CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Helena…. 406-449-2292.


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