Flint Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Flint Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
If you find open water, try this: 1. Nymphing deep and slow. Do not be afraid to use weight to get the fly in the zone FAST. 2. Swing streamers slowly, twitch at the end of the swing while slowly pulling the rod tip toward the bank behind you. 3. Stop by the shop in Philipsburg for a coffee at our coffee shop and the most up-to-date information.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Flint Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters

Water flow: 116 cfs

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early morning through late evening

Best stretch: Just north of Philipsburg but ask before you fish - very little public access so please secure permission from landowners.

Best access point: Just north of Philipsburg but ask before you fish - very little public access so please secure permission from landowners.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, sow bugs, scuds

Fish species: Brown Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Cutthroat Trout

Fishing season: Year round; Tributaries closed December 1-third week of May. Check regulations before fishing.

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Person Fishing in a stream

Flint Creek Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphs and streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Warmer daytime weather should melt some of the ice over the next week, but nighttime temperatures will be below freezing. You may not be able to find open water.


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