Flint Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Flint Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
1. Try streamers with retrieves varying from swinging to stripping, to aggressively stripping. 2. Look out for rising fish under the overhanging brush/banks. Midges are active on warmer days. Rises will be very subtle. 3. That said, takes have been very subtle so keep a tight line and pay attention!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Flint Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters

Water flow: 239 cfs

Visibility: 15 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Late morning through late afternoon

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

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, Yellow Sally's, PMD's, Midges, Ants, Mice

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)

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

With nights over 32 deg and dam release we're seeing elevated river levels and reduced clarity.


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