Posts Tagged ‘Rock Creek’

Summertime Surprises

July 13th, 2014 by Kristi Spoon

What a great kick off to summer we are having.  It’s the middle of July and the creek is PERFECT – in fact, the only way it gets any better is if someone is sitting on the bank with a couple cold ones waiting to toast when you pull in that 22″ cutthroat from the hole behind the cabin!!

The salmon flies have moved up the creek & are hanging around in the heat – some of those little creatures are over 3″!!!  salmon fly bThe fish are hungry & there are openings for reservations in July & August.  Book your trip now for last minute great choices to fish for brown trout, cutthroat, brookies & rainbow.

Montana on Rock Creek  in the summer under the Big Sky – it doesn’t get any better!!


Rock Creek Montana Fly Fishing – 2014

December 30th, 2013 by Kristi Spoon

It’s time to start thinking about tossing out your line on Rock Creek this summer and doing a little fly fishing.  hd-laurie-fishing

Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch is graced with both the Middle Fork and the East Fork of Rock Creek flowing through it.   The miles of stream flowing through the ranch are very private and offer trout fishing waters for everyone from the novice to experienced fly fisherman.

There are not many properties that offer the privacy and amazing stream access that is offered at Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch.  There are two cabin rentals that are separated by a large horse pasture with the Middle Fork of Rock Creek just off the decks.  We are located above 5000 feet so the water runs cold and clear throughout the fishing season.

Spring and summer bookings are happening now, so check your calendar, book your stay and come sit by the creek with us.



Sunrise on the Anaconda Pintlars

March 6th, 2013 by Kristi Spoon

Winter morning sunrise - Anaconda Pintlars

Winter morning sunrise – Anaconda Pintlars

Winter can be long when you live at over 5000 feet.  There has been snow on the ground since November, temperatures when you get up to check cattle are more often than not, below zero.  Such is life in the rocky mountains.

Sunrise looking out at the Anaconda Pintlars in Montana though, is always spectacular.

The Anaconda Pintlar Wilderness is known for its high, rugged, beautiful mountain scenery.  Some of Montana’s greatest trout streams including Rock Creek and the Big Hole River begin from the tiny droplets coming off year round snowbanks in this almost untouched Montana wilderness of over 158,500 acres.  The lush vegetation of sagebrush, willow flats, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, lodge pole pine, aspen, subalpine fir, white bark pine and subalpine larch are home to mountain goats, flying squirrels, deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain lions and thirteen varieties of raptors

Spring Pintlar View

Spring Pintlar View


As spring arrives in Rock Creek, the snow on our ground will melt and bring green grasses.  The snowpack in the Pintlars will slowly retreat, feeding the tumbling streams well into the summer keeping our trout fishing passion alive.  Then, once again Mother Nature will begin to cover this vast wilderness with her blanket of snow.

This blog is dedicated to my dad, Harvey Giles (1999), who gave up his vacation each year to take Boy Scouts on 50 mile hikes through Montana wildernesses. The Pintlars were his favorite.

The Pintlar Retreat – Rock Creek Montana Vacation Rental House

January 19th, 2013 by Kristi Spoon

front house moonlight

It’s here!  The second vacation rental at Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch!!

Stand on the deck and breathe in the majestic view of the Anaconda Pintlars.  This 3 bedroom-2 bath home offers all the amenities of our original cabin including a leather living room, log furniture and comfy mattresses with upscale linens.  The kitchen is ready for you with dishes and cookware and a propane BBQ sits on the deck anticipating your sizzling  steaks while you overlook the raising trout on the Middle Fork of Rock Creek.  Satellite TV, Internet and washer/dryer complete the modern touches making this private Rock Creek Home the perfect place for a family or group gathering.

hd-warren-peakThis property will be completely furnished and ready to rent beginning May 2013.  Property details:  master bedroom with a king bed, second bedroom with two double beds, third bedroom has a double bed.  Master bath has a glassed in shower with pedestal sink, second bath has tub/shower combination.

Photos available soon.  Please call with any questions – 406-859-1009

Pintlar View from the back deck

Pintlar View – winter’s view from the deck