Rock Creek

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

The fishing hasn't been on fire, but it has been pretty good, all the warm temperatures has made those bugs come out. Our guides have been fishing the upper and middle stretches for the most part. Early in the mornings Blue Wings are out and about, not in huge numbers but enough where fish are keying in on them. When it warms up some the Mahogany's will start coming out, be sure to throw a Blue Wing behind the Mahogany (size 16-18). Don't be afraid to throw some streamers here and there too if you get bored. In the middle of the day it definitely gets slow from about 11-3:30. In the Afternoon throw a Chernoble Chubby (pink or Orange) with an dropper 15-18in behind. As for what dropper I would throw a Hot Bead Worm (12-16). Also lots of October Caddis have been coming out on the on most stretches. Best way to fish these is to not fish them like a regular dry fly, you will want to give a little mend downstream and let it skate across the water (the fish go ballistic for it!!!)

Streamer fishing is hit or miss, so we've heard. Fish very soft seams, back into the bank, and dead water. Slow swing leaving your bugs in there as long as possible.

Don't count out the dead/back waters... we've been picking fish up in any slow water.

You will have to start walking out of your way to get away from the crowds. Basically the further you walk from a fishing access the better the fishing will be for you!

Seven-day forecast 

Cooler weather this week and mostly cloudy with a chance of rain

For up to the minute reports, please call our Missoula fly shop at 406.542.7411.
Our Philipsburg store is up and running, 406-859-9500...
Stop in and say hi to Sam Kellum and Bruce.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Elk Wing Caddis black or olive 14-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Stonefly olive, black or tan 8-6 Buy from Orvis.com
Larson's Legend Golden Stone Dry gold 10-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black or brown 8 -12 Buy from Orvis.com
Vernille San Juan Worm red, pink or orange 14-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Micro Egg orange, gold, pink 16-12 Buy from Orvis.com
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