Rock Creek is also a Blue Ribbon creek for fly fishing. That means it contains over 1200 fish per mile. The reality of Rock Creek is that it boasts over 2000 fish per mile with a bounty of cut throat, brown and bull trout just to start with. As it traveled amid the rocky bluffs and lowland pastures of the ranch, we were told many times over by of the daily sightings of Bighorn sheep, Elk, Moose and Golden eagles that also call the valley home. I was just never in the right place during the trip to see any of them.
Dale and I had a totally enjoyable 4 day three night stay that included fishing, sporting clay shooting and horseback riding the ranch to enjoy some of the fantastic sights. The Aspen trees were changing colors and the leaves were a beautiful golden color. The tents as they call them were situated right on the Creek so there was no traveling any distances to enjoy the fishing and scenery.
Every day started with the cooler mornings that later gave way to beautiful days that got into the high 60s, then every evening, the temperatures once again dropped to the low 30s from day-time highs. There was a lot of shooting stars to be seen at night in the Big Sky country. We caught a lot of fish, ate extremely well and also enjoyed a bunch of good local craft beers from the state of Montana. They also boast the second highest state for the amount of breweries per capita in the country, just behind Vermont. It was short but, it was one hell of a great trip!