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

Flint Creek - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

58

Blackfoot River Outfitters's Tip of the Week

1. Look to fish Flint Creek while it is on the drop. 2. Start looking for dry fly opportunities. Think Yellow Sallies and PMD's and Golden Stones. 3. Fish the under cut banks.

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Map of Flint Creek

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Tidal Conditions

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Blackfoot River Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 7/1/22

Dry fly fishing should really pick up over the next week.

Techniques & Tips as of 7/1/22

Dry dropper rigs or a double nymph rig, relatively short leash as the water is quite low. Euro nymphing is a great way to achieve this. Come ask us about it!

Local Species Available Year round; Tributaries closed December 1-third week of May. Check regulations before fishing.

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    Brown Trout

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    Mountain Whitefish

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    Cutthroat Trout

Blackfoot River Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Yellow Sally dry N/A 14-16
PMD dry N/A 14-16
Elk Wing Caddis tan 14-18
CDC Mayfly Emerger olive 16-18
Golden stone dry N/A 10-12
Kreelex minnow copper/gold 6

Yellow Sally dry

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Blackfoot River Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Flint Creek

Flint Creek winds down out the Pintler 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 ranch.

Nearest Airport:

Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Hatches:

Yellow Sallies, PMD's, Golden Stones, Midges

Best Time 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:

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