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Water flow: about 100 cfs in Drummond
Visibility: 20 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F
Water condition: Slightly Turbid
Best time of day to fish: Mid afternoon from 1-4 is best
Best stretch: ..remember there is very little public access to the creek so always ask first.
Best access point: Just below Philipsburg but ask before you fish - very little public access so please secure permission.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Few bwo's and mahogany duns about.
Fish species: brown trout, whitefish with just a handful of cutties
Fishing season: Year round (extended whitefish season)
Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 ½ Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Double Taper Trout Fly Line
Flint Creek winds down out the Pintlar Mountains, back and forth across the hay fields near Philipsburg. The meanders are so tight at times you could virtually fish two sides of a button hook at the same time. The miles of undercut grassy banks are home to wild brown trout that eagerly eat hoppers all summer long. Most of Flint Creek is private so please respect that and ask first before entering someone's ...
Browns will start getting aggressive during this cooler period so we like to swing a streamer followed up with a beadhead of some sort down and across under the grassy banks.
Brown trout and streamers - what can be better? Flint Creek Outdoors, our fly shop in Philipsburg is now closed for the off season. Until next spring, please feel free to call us at our Missoula shop to get the most up to date fishing information on Flint Creek, upper Rock Creek as well as Georgetown Lake. 406.542.7411. Good luck!