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

Flint Creek - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

32

Blackfoot River Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Things are pretty slushy and iced over on Flint right now. We recommend trying Rock Creek nearby, though it could be the same over there in some places.

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Map of Flint Creek

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Blackfoot River Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 11/14/22

Pretty icy out there for now. We are in the single digits over night so this will continue to be the case.

Techniques & Tips as of 11/14/22

If you find open water, double nymph rigs, relatively short leash as the water is quite low. Come ask us about tight line nymphing. It is a great way to fish Flint Creek!

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):
TJ Hooker tan 10-12
Perdigon black, red 14-16
Kreelex minnow copper/gold 6

TJ Hooker

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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:

Midges

Best Time to Fish:

Late morning through early afternoon

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.