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New Members of "One Fly, One Day, Grand Slam" Club

The 2010 Wyoming fishing season resulted in 5 new recipients of STREAM SIDE ADVENTURES’ One Day One Fly Grand Slam Certificate (want to see an example of what your certificate could look like?).  STREAM SIDE ADVENTURES recognizes those anglers who manage to catch a Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and a Cutthroat Trout in a single day using on a single fly. The new members of this exclusive club are:

They join 8 previous anglers, Kevin Carril, Paul Bennetts, Bryan Chilcutt, Travis Knight, Bill Poskey, Roxanne Poskey, Marvin Fegan, and Ryan Votaw as having successfully completed the challenge.
Come with us this summer for a chance to join the group.

Norm Crisp Featured on Leawood Lifestyle Website

The March edition of Leawood Lifestyle features an article about turning you passion into your life pursuit.  Norm and STREAM SIDE ADVENTURES are one of the three business profiled.  You can read the featured article by gong to

Where Is Norm?

Have problems keeping up with Norm as he embarks on his adventures fly fishing the streams and rivers throughout the world? Wish you could be with him on some of the world's premier trout streams? Now you can - vicariously, of course. We're introducing a new feature on this website - "where is Norm Crisp"? Norm will be carrying along a GPS unit starting with his trip to New Hampshire on Monday, April 12th. And, we'll add a commentary as Norm takes time from fishing to let us know what's going on.

Stream Side Adventures in the Kansas City Star
"Trout Guide Finds Success in Out-of-the-Way Ozarks Streams"

Norm Crisp of Stream Side Adventures with Rainbow Trout from Little Piney CreekNorm Crisp was gathering more proof for his theory that trout don’t live in ugly places. On a brilliant spring morning, he was immersed in a world that not many Missouri fishermen have seen. He was wading in the cool waters of Little Piney Creek, one of the state’s many hidden jewels that hold healthy populations of trout. Crisp, who runs the Stream Side Adventures guide service, has been fishing the small streams of Missouri for almost 30 years. He can relate fish stories about casts placed on blue-ribbon trout streams such as the Little Piney... Read the full Kansas City Star article...

Norm's New Blog

Norm has started a blog, Norm Crisp on Fly Fishing and his Travel Adventures. On the blog Norm will discuss fly fishing and his adventures fly fishing streams and rivers throughout the world. Norm’s initial posts will focus on planning for his adventure through Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. Be sure to visit Norm's blog at

Stream Side Adventures Announces 5 New Seminars to our List of Programs

Tactics and Techniques for Small Streams - a New Seminar from Stream Side AdventuresThere has been a great increase in the number of new fly fishers over the past few years. Many of them have the necessary casting skills but don’t have a lot of wide ranging experiences. At the request of our students and fly fishing groups around the country, we have developed new programs to meet those needs. The new programs are:

New Feature Article - Fly Fishing in Chile, 2010

Norm Crisp's Feature Article - Fly Fishing in Chile, 2010Norm Crisp returned to the Patagonia region of Chile again this year for some of the world's finest trout fly fishing. Although the weather was less than desirable, he did enjoy some excellent fly fishing. Read about his 2010 adventures, and enjoy his photos on Chile fly fishing, the scenery of Chile, and the soul of Chile. Read the feature article...

Fishermen can get schooled at Johnson County Community College

Want to know where to catch the big ones this spring in Kansas? Registrations are still being accepted for a seminar March 2 on Missouri Trout Fishing Opportunities. The talk, which will be conducted by well-known fly fisherman Norm Crisp of Stream Side Adventures, will be offered through the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Communiversity Program. Crisp will discuss the Show-Me State’s trout fishing opportunities beyond the trout parks, introducing attendees to the state’s blue, white and red ribbon trout steams and tactics and methods that catch fish there. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in University Center Room 146 on the UMKC campus. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20 people. There will be a $9 charge.

Norm Crisp's NTE fly - the Federation of Fly Fishers "Fly of the Month" for November, 2009
Norm Crisp’s original fly, the NTE, is Featured Fly.
While tying as one of the invited tiers at this year’s Federation of Fly Fishers International Conclave in Loveland, Colorado, Norm’s hallmark “Simple Flies for Fishing Lies – No More Than Two Materials, Thread, and Maybe Lead” caught the eye of Bob Bates the man behind the FFF’s monthly Featured Fly. While Norm tied Bob asked questions, and took photographs and copious notes of Norm’s Mohair Leech, Coyote Clouser, STREAM SIDE ADVENTURES generic nymph and the NTE- Norm Tied Emerger. This month Bob chose the NTE to be the FFF’s Featured Fly. Visit his "Fly of the Month" page to see the tying instructions.

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