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Oak Creek - AZ

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Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

Make sure to check the water flows before you go. It is a beautiful time of year to fish Oak Creek. Small dry dropper set ups and large streamer fishing!

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Map of Oak Creek

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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 1/11/22

oak is fishing incredibly well. streamer bite has been great.

Techniques & Tips as of 1/11/22

Indicator and double midges deep have been working best. Colder months are always great for swinging bigger streamers.

Local Species Available All Year-Watch Flagstaff weather

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    Brown and Rainbow Trout

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph Tan, Natural 14-18
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Black, Yellow, Royal 12-16
RS2 olive 22
Hawkins Triple Double N/A

Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph

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Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Oak Creek

Oak Creek is a beautiful small stream located in the red rocks right outside of Sedona, Arizona. This creek is stocked with rainbow trout and has a wild population of brown trout as well. Some of the browns in this small stream can go over 5lbs, with most in the 14-18" range. There is a small catch and release area where the West Fork of Oak Creek comes in. Access is easy from the 89A north of Sedona, but much of the best fishing lies between the access points and requires hiking. Weekends can be crowded on the OC, but often times you have the place to yourself during the week. This is a year round fishery, but keep an eye out for winter storms.

Nearest Airport:

Phoenix Sky Harbor


streamers Mayflies eggs midges

Best Time to Fish:

All Day

Best Stretch:

Grasshopper, Banjo and Call of the Canyon