Rock Creek

Tip of the week 

We would start with the double nymph rig (A Hot Bead San Juan with an additional nymph dropper, choose your favorite). Typically they will stack up just below the riffles in the head of the deeper runs but don't count out the dead/back waters... we've been picking fish up in slow water. The creek is up quite a bit but dry fly fishing is getting better by the day. If your confidence is low fish the dry dropper for insurance.

Seven-day forecast 

The Rock is quite high for this time of year - even floatable. Waders should focus their attention on the upper reaches where it isn't as pushy. Dry fly action will continue to break out unless the flows jump again (not likely for a few days anyway).
For up to the minute reports, please call our Missoula fly shop at 406.542.7411.

Good luck from the team at Blackfoot River Outfitters and Flint Creek Outdoors! FCO in Pburg will be back open for the season by mid April. Be sure to stop in for your Orvis gear and the best fly selection in the region.

Must Have Flies 
Prince Nymph peacock 14-10 Buy from
Bead Head Stonefly olive, black or tan 8-6 Buy from
Adam's Purple Parachute purple 16-18 Buy from
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black or brown 8 -12 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm red, pink or orange 14-10 Buy from
Micro Egg orange, gold, pink 16-12 Buy from
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