It’s a New Year’s Top 100 Celebration!

Wowee! 100 followers of Currentseams. I can’t thank all of you enough for your interest in the site, and I’ll try to continue to provide you with more of the same good stuff in 2014.

Speaking of which, let’s celebrate with a little giveaway. The prize is a selection of one dozen wet flies tied by yours truly. Here are the rules:

1) No purchase necessary.

2) You must be one of the original 100 followers of currentseams. That means you started following before January 5, 2014.

3) To enter, leave a comment on this thread saying you wish to enter. (Additional flattering comments about me, my writing, or the site will be appreciated, but will have no bearing on your chances of winning. Really.) One entry per person. Deadline for entering is 11:59pm January 12, 2014. The winner will be chosen at random by Mrs. Culton, official accountant and attorney of currentseams. The winner will be notified in the comments section of this thread, and will be responsible for sending me their address so I can ship the flies out.

4) All decisions by me are final.

Photo for drooling purposes only. Flies may or may not look like these. You get what you get and you don’t get upset. Flies guaranteed to be lovingly crafted by Steve Culton and doused with an abundance of good fishing karma.


61 comments on “It’s a New Year’s Top 100 Celebration!

  1. Paul Gross says:

    For several years I have enjoyed reading your posts on the Stripermoon website, and have enjoyed even more your more in-depth website. Keep up the great work, and Happy New Year!

  2. Steve Van Metre says:

    Sweet flies Steve ! Just like your website and articles. Thanks….&…..Peace

  3. fmvan says:

    Only 100 people- that is a shame- I look forward to the posts.


  4. Paul Gross says:

    PS to my last comment: A couple of years ago Steve posted pictures and directions for tying a Magog smelt for striper fishing. I tied some up and took one to Rangeley, ME, where it caught a 5 1/4 lb. brook trout, my best ever. This season, his suggestion of tying some September Nights led to my largest ever striper,16lb 36″, caught casting from my kayak off West Beach in Charlestown, RI. So, when Steve has some suggestions for flies, pay attention!

  5. Paul Gross says:

    PPS: I DO wish to enter!

  6. Richard Davidson says:

    Met you and got to watch you tie at the Spey Clave last spring. Since, I have moved to North Carolina. Getting ready to start fishing the South Holsten. A tail water fishery like the Farmington. I enjoy your journals. I look forward to reading them…


  7. Howard Geller says:

    I could use those wet flies especially with the same dose of magic imbedded in them as your last steelhead trip.
    Tight Lines,
    Howard Geller

  8. Jay Cummings says:

    Nice Steve, I’m in! I am probably one of the newer followers to your blog. I follow you in my “feedly”. I discovered you through other “small stream” blogs of the northeast. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Will says:

    Steve – I’m in. I enjoy the blog, the comments from your followers and your print articles.

  10. Zak Griefen says:

    I wish to enter! Love your posts, photos, and flies. I tied up a bunch of your drowned wet ants and can’t wait to try them.

    Zak Griefen

  11. ronfish6918 says:

    Steve: Please include me in the contest. Ron

  12. metiefly says:

    Please count me in too Steve – I am honoured to be one of your early readers and have every confidence that your site will continue to grow and thrive! Best regards – metiefly

  13. Josh says:

    Hi Steve – Have really enjoyed following your blog for the last year or so – keep up the great work – and count me in!

  14. Good evening Steve, I wish to enter your giveaway. After tying flies with you, taking your wet fly fishing course on the Farmington, and listening to your presentation on Brookies, I can’t wit to try your signature flies in a variety of streams. Happy New Year to you and yours! Regards, Ron

  15. Han says:


    Congrats on 100 followers! Being new to CT and to fly fishing, your writing and photography are a big part of what got me interested in small stream fishing. I attended your Wet Fly 101 class a few months ago and am looking forward to practicing the techniques more in the Spring. Thanks for making a big contribution to sport and to newcomers like me.


  16. says:


    Congrats on the first 100. Now it is on to 250. Please sign me up for your first 100 drawing.




  17. John Angeliini says:

    Congrats on the first 100. Please include me in your drawing.

  18. James Smith says:

    Steve, Well done and congratulations. Now,………. I want those flies!!! Sign me up! Hopefully, I will see you in Rhode Island.

    Jim Smith

  19. Steve – You probably have more then the 100 followers you’ve listed as I follow you with Feedly which is a RSS reader and am not linked into your follower list. Regardless I thought you would like to know I made a slight modification of your chartruse and orange Steelhead fly and caught a nice Steelhead this Dec. Keep up the interesting bloggin.


  20. Nice flies, well done. I want them so please enter me. For the drawing. Have a great 2014.

  21. Drool, drool.
    Slobber, slobber….

    I’d like to enter the drawing.


  22. Ven Yann says:

    what if I was a follower thru been reading your post for a year now… please?

  23. Gil Learn says:

    Gil says: Enjoy your blog. Look forward to each new post. Include me in

  24. Scott says:

    I’m in. always enjoy your posts. Keep them coming!

  25. M says:

    Well I am thinking I have been following your blog before you hit the 100 mark, but I am unsure. I love the work and pictures you do, and hope I can be entered in for the wet fly…. I need some for my fly box 🙂

  26. Dave Studeman says:

    Happy New Year Steve! Great Blog…always good honest materials and well written!
    I especially enjoy your Striper posts. Keep tying those flatwings!

    Please enter me in the contest, CA trout will love those flies…Regards, Dave

  27. Jay Cummings says:

    Hey Steve,
    Jay again. As a new follower, and judging from all of these responses I guess I came to the right place for tying tips and fishing tales! I enjoy tying flies, and with all due respect, I’d like to take myself out of the running for the flies. One of the “OG” followers deserves it a lot more. I look forward to keeping up with your posts, hopefully enjoy a class of yours and maybe a hike trip for brookies, or a beach trip for stripers. I like cigars, beer, and wine too.

  28. John Jascot says:

    I’d like to enter Steve. Looking forward to that wet fly class. Stellar photography!

  29. Steve Culton says:

    And the winner is…Will, who entered January 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm.

    Email me your mailing address, Will, and I’ll send you the flies…as soon as I tie them. 🙂

    swculton at yahoo

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