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. While other streams in southwest Montana are running very high for this time of year, Flint Creek can provide some runoff bliss. 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
2. Try swinging a march brown or BWO emerger soft hackle behind a streamer
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. March Brown Soft Hackle Emerger size 12-14
4. Pheasant Tail Nymph size 16-20
5. Zebra Midge size 18, in red
Flows and looking ahead:
Flow: 268 cfs at the time of publishing this report
Here is a link to the Flint Creek USGS Water Information.
Flint Creek will fluctuate greatly over the next week. Look for flows that are on the way down to have the best fishing experience.
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