Rock Creek

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Feb 21 Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors)
Rating: 3/5

Rock Creek is perhaps the best option in the Clark Fork drainage for consistent winter and early spring angling. During this time of year, trout are more and more concentrated in the deeper runs and out of the long shallows they inhabit throughout the summer and fall. Nymphing and swinging are the name of the game, but do not rule out rising fish during midge hatches on warmer days, especially when the sun is on the water.

BEST TECHNIQUES Nymphing, streamers, are the name of the game. Dry flies when the sun is on the water or air temperatures hit the mid 30s, as midges will be hatching and fish will rise to eat.


The fish have moved into their winter holes and you should be fishing them for good numbers of hook ups Deep slow runs are good 3-5 deep green chop runs are even better. Be on the lookout for little black or brown stoneflies and midge hatches on warmer days and sunshine.


Rock Creek is in great shape for the winter!

Good luck from the team at Blackfoot River Outfitters and Flint Creek Outdoors! FCO in Philipsburg is open Thursday-Monday from 9a-5p. Be sure to stop in to talk to Josh for your Orvis gear and the best fly selection in the region.
Low and clear. Perfect for getting to those fish in winter holding spots.

The Hatch
Midges, Little black and little brown stoneflies.

Fly Patterns
NYMPHS - Pat's Rubber Legs, brown, #6; Hare's Ear Nymph, #10-14; Pheasant Tail Nymph, #14-18; Pink San Juan Worm, #8-10; Montana Prince, tan, #12-16
DRIES - BWO's, #16-20; Purple Haze, #10-18
STREAMERS - Sparkle Minnow #6 in Olive; Zonkers #6, 8 in Natural, Olive, or Yellow; Kreelex Fly #6 in Copper/Gold, Gold/Silver, or Purple/Silver.

This report was written by Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors):
(406) 859-9500

Feb 04 Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Rating: 1/5

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February 4, 2019

Winter is back and its cold up Rock Creek. Slush and shelf ice forming. Might be a few weeks before we get back out on Rock Creek.

This report was written by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop:
(406) 721-8996

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Phone Number: 406-821-1624
Address: 808-1/2 N. Main, Darby, MT 59829
Phone Number: (406) 859-9500
Address: 116 W Broadway St, Philipsburg, MT 59858
Phone Number: (406) 721-8996
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Phone Number: (406) 721-6141
Address: 926 East Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: (406) 728-7766
Address: 802 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801
Phone Number: (406) 544-3516
Address: 6108 Raelene Court, Missoula, MT 59803
Phone Number: 406-721-6141
Address: 926 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
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Address: 2205 Amherst, Butte, MT 59701