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Flint Creek has been running high and a little muddy. 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 very fishable. Flint can be a day-saver when the rest of the rivers are out of shape.

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.

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 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: 280 cfs at the time of publishing this report

Here is a link to the Flint Creek USGS Water Information.

Stop by the shop in Philipsburg for the latest report and for everything you need for your trip. We're open 7a-4p daily!

Tight lines!