Flint Creek has been running high and a little off color. Georgetown Lake is at full pool which means water is flowing over the spillway, as well as they are releasing water. This makes for high water in Flint.
The good thing is that there is fishable water. In our experience, if there is 4"-12" of visibility on the banks, Flint Creek should be fishable.
Flint Creek will fluctuate over the next week. Look for flows that are on the way down to have the best fishing experience.
See below for our tips on fishing Flint Creek near Philipsburg, Montana.
Here are a few tips for fly fishing Flint Creek:
1. Cast streamers at the undercut banks and let them swing out into the current or begin stripping them as soon as they hit the water
2. Try a double nymph rig with a stonefly nymph and a pmd or yellow sally nymph
3. Try a black and purple chubby with a short dropper of a hot bead worm or zebra midge along the undercut banks
Here are a few fly suggestions:
1. Kreelex Minnow size 6, in copper/gold
2. Micro-chubby size 14, in black and purple
3. PMD nymph size 16
4. Pheasant Tail Nymph size 16-20
5. Zebra Midge size 18, in red
Flows and looking ahead:
Flow: 255 cfs at the time of publishing this report
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