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Water flow: Low flow- 98cfs at Drummond
Visibility: 20 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Temps up this way are falling so mid day is bestl
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:
midges and a few BWO's,
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
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip 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 ...
A short dry/dropper rig is a good bet, the creek is low. It's still fishable. We would recommend maybe fishing Flint for a while and then head to upper Rock Creek as well! Streamer fishing will only get better from here on out!
Highs in the lower 30's this week, nighttime low's in the single digits. Winter weather is finally here to stay and might be a while before it fishes again. Our Philipsburg store will be open occasionally through the winter months. Please call our Missoula shop for updates! 406-542-7411, happy fishing!