All I Want for FISHMAS: Day 2-3

give-a-fly-tying-schoolSorry, I missed posting a FISHMAS idea yesterday; the kids and I got caught up making Christmas candy and ornaments! In this post, I’m combining two ideas in one. This gift idea is for those who don’t know anything about fly fishing. At least, not yet.

Give More Than a Gift:  Fly Fishing School
One thing is for sure…you do not want to teach the one you love (aka your significant other) to fly fish. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice gesture, and in all sincerity you really do want her to learn. But, at the same time, you want to fish! Yes, I know you can do it, but if you want to keep the peace, and if you really want your dear one to learn to love fly fishing, then I highly suggest she learns from someone else. Continue reading

All I Want for FISHMAS: Day 1

tenkara-rodsGive More than a Gift with Tenkara USA and enjoy Winter Fly Fishing. CrossCurrents Fly Shop has Tenkara!  Just like all things fly fishing, Tenkara makes complicated winter fishing simple too. This article on Winter Tenkara Fly Fishing by explains it beautifully.

Don’t Tenkara, yet? It’s easy–just a rod, line and fly. Our shop staff and Tenkara newbie, Jen Harris, wrote a blog post earlier this year on Tenkara Fishing. Email, Call or Stop by CrossCurrents and let us show you the simple joys of Tenkara.

Let us help you give a gift that keeps on giving.


Give More Than a Gift

belowhauserIt’s that time of year–Christmas. It’s a time for Hope, Joy and Peace. And, also Giving! I’m in the type of business that needs everyone to Buy, Buy, Buy so we can Work, Eat and Sleep. I always struggle this time of year with the incessant commercialization of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love to buy and give gifts. Yes, I like to receive them too. But, retailers displaying Christmas items in August, I think, is ridiculous. I’m so grateful that our business, despite being retail, is different. I believe we are selling more than just fly fishing stuff–we sell experiences, memories, and a lifetime of adventures.

Why Fly Fishing?

Ask anyone who fly fishes and they will each have a different answer as to why the fly fish. First of all, fish don’t live in ugly places. Continue reading

Missouri River Fishing Report 11/17/14


Photo by CCFS Crew Member Mike Burke

Flows: 4380 cfs…. Water Temperature: 44.4° F….

Baby it’s been coooold outside! I guess last week’s cooler temps are what we get for complaining about our long, warm Fall. Things are supposed to heat up this week. Thank you–I’ll take thirty degrees over single digits. This weekend doesn’t look too bad either if you can’t get out this week. Remember, CrossCurrents is hosting a FREE Spey Casting Clinic in Helena at FWP’s Montana Wild this Saturday the 22nd starting at 10am.  Continue reading

A Steelhead Widow’s Diary: Day 8

strainers-bc-buckI got the text… He’s coming home! Now the 1100 mile drive through dangers unknown with uncertain weather. And so it begins—radio silence. Will he drive it in one 24 hour block or will he decide to lay over one night? And, which way will he come back? I won’t know until I hear from him and that could be tonight, or it could be tomorrow.

I’m finally feeling better, so I decided to tackle a few projects I wanted to get done while he was away. Of course, I wont’ get them all finished. Maybe I’m feeling good enough for one last girl’s night out. When’s he leaving again? Just kidding. I’m excited to soon have him back in my arms again!

Until Next Year…