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Fly Fishing Flint Creek

Flint Creek

Fly Fishing Flint Creek

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Flint Creek is a small stream located in the Phillipsburg Valley in Montana. Flint Creek begins at Georgetown Lake, and flows through the middle of this scenic valley to its confluence with the Clark Fork.

Flint Creek flows primarily through private property, with only a scattering of access sites where various roads cross the stream. The river is to narrow and shallow to successfully float except during very high water. Numerous fences also cross the river, which would make any float an aggravating challenge. As a result, wade fishing is the rule on Flint Creek.

The primary fish in Flint Creek are brown trout, which average around twelve inches. Some rainbows and cutthroats can also be found on its upper end near Georgetown Lake.

The creek has excellent habitat. Many undercut banks, deep pools, and nice runs provide good fishing waters. The creeks banks are a mix of grass and brush. The problem, of course, is reaching it. The best water along Flint Creek is found well away from the few bridge access points that exist. However, for the adventurous angler who is willing to battle the bank vegetation or quietly work their way through the water, a hike up or downstream from the access points can be rewarding.

Except for the areas right around bridge crossings, Flint Creek receives very little fishing pressure.

As this is brown trout water, streamers and other minnow imitations fished right along undercut banks will produce results. In late summer, hopper imitations are also successful.

Parts of the river can become severely dewatered during low water years. Before going out of your way to fish Flint Creek, check the river flows to ensure adequate water.

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