Rock Creek Fly Fishing

The 13th most popular fly fishing river in Montana.

Southeast of Missoula and Clinton, the Rock Creek is an excellent rainbow trout and brown trout fishery. It is also known for its bull trout, cutthroat trout and brook trout. The Rock Creek starts at the confluence of the East Fork, Middle Fork and West Fork of the Rock Creek. The headwaters access is provided by SR38 which crosses right at the confluence. Then, the Rock Creek flows downstream about 50 miles before the confluence with the Clark Fork River near Clinton. It is a classic creek with rocks, boulders and logs. There are also riffles, pools and pockets. While floating is permitted part of the year, this is really a waders paradise.

Good access is also provided by Rock Creek Road which parallels the creek from SR32 near the headwater down to SR90 near Exit #126.

Overall, Rock Creek is the 13th most popular fly fishing river of all 21 fly fishing spots in Montana.

Rock Creek with Full Circle Outfitters (MT/US)

Rock Creek with Full Circle Outfitters (MT/US)

Rock Creek with Full Circle Outfitters (MT/US)

Rock Creek with Full Circle Outfitters (MT/US)

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Full Circle Outfitters (406) 465-0274; Rock Creek Anglers (888) 945-3876; Stone Fly Shop (406) 494-0707.

Recommended Book:  "Fly Fishing Montana" from John Holt

Base Camp:  Elkhorn Ranch Cabins (406) 825 - 3220

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Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  20918

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