Rock Creek is dropping into shape for salmonflies and is below 2500 cfs. The Creek has dropped down a bit, but is still relatively high, especially for wade fisherman. Salmonflies have been out the last couple days on the lower end of the creek! The flows are much more raft friendly, but still do-able from foot. The creek is pushing a lot of water and is a absolute ” no go” if your not very experienced on the oars. No trout is worth dying for, so hire a guide!
If you head out on foot, search for side channels and walking pace water. A salmonfly with a green drake, PMD nymph, or a yellow sally dropper has been the ticket. Ideally, you can chop the dropper in the afternoon when the hatch is on. Just depends on the day. Keep them tight to the banks. If your absolutely stumped, throw on a yellow streamer and hang on!
HATCHES: baetis, spring drakes, salmonflies