Rock Creek/Blackfoot River Fishing Reports

Rock Creek has been good-excellent this week. There are TONS of bugs in the bushes, on the water, in the trout tummies, on your hat…  You get the point. It is more than happening. The big log jam is still big.  The word on the street is that it is doable if you have some muscle. Fly choices should include orange stimis #8, Rogue Salmon # 6 and #8, Cat Puke #6 and #8, Hot pink worm # 8 and #10.  Only use the worm in the a.m. as a dropper. Once they start chewing the dry cut off the dropper.  Call Deb at Trout Bums for the latest info. 406-825-6146    She has flies and coffee at mile 8. What else do you need?The Blackfoot River has been pretty hit or miss. There are a few reports about adult salmon flies in the canyon. This is the time to gamble on insects, and once in awhile it pays big. Look to everything below Sperry for some big’un opportunities. On the big sweeping inside seams try Rubberlegs #8, SJ Worms in red/pink, girdle bugs. Don’t be afraid to use a bit of lead. In California it’s highly toxic, but once you cross sate lines it’s not that bad. Use some.  Streamer-wise, try olive/yellow, pumpkin, tan. Think about how you fish ’em. If the straight strip isn’t doing it, then try a dragging or jigging presentation. I don’t get why people keep fishing a fly the same way, cast after cast, when it isn’t working. If you want to fish a dry, fish a big one on a twitch. It is a matter of time before they start murdering the dry. If you see kayakers and/or inner-gubers, try to hook them in the nose-ring with a massive streamer. We are offering a bounty.Predatorwww.flyfishmissoula.com