Saturday, June 7, 2014

Rock Creek Fly Fishing Report

There are salmonflies out on Rock Creek.  They seem to be thickest below mile 35, but the fish were on the dry above that today. Stop in to Trout Bums at mile 8 and pick up a few big ol' dries.  If you still insist on staring at a plastic bobber ( yeah, it's been a while since we have seen a trout eat a dry fly) you can try a pink or red worm, rubber legs in gown/black #8, big prince. They were into that from mile 50-40. There are some nice fish looking up now, but it isn't the every cast mayhem that will ensue in the next few weeks. If you can put 30-40 in the net on dries, it has been a good day. The flow is big and pushy, but if you actually use your over-priced oars you can do it.
IF YOU GO: Listen, I know that you all think that rowing is easy and getting down a debris filled, raging creek is no biggie. The creek will eat your lunch if you slack off. Seriously, it will.  There is a horrific log-jam at about mile 28. Please get out and scout if you think things are sketchy. It wasn't that long ago that a life was lost on the creek.
BLACKFOOT RIVER: I have heard some reports about some fishing. Try rubber legs in 8/black/brown and the mighty pink worm. Olivey/yellow streamers might turn a big one. There isn't much slow water, which is where all of the trout are right now, so when you find it you better pound it. This one should come around in the next couple of weeks.
ALSO, what is the deal with stickers? Why are so many people covering their trucks/boats/coolers/buttocks with stickers? I saw a guy today that had so many stickers on his boat that I thought he was rowing a quilt.


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