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Invicta Flies - Rock Creek, Kentucky
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Located in southern Kentucky and originating in Pickett State Forest in Tennesee, Rock Creek flows through Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky and is a Kentucky Wild River. It is stocked annually with 9-10" rainbows and a few fingerlings. The lower sections hold the larger Kentucky bass, smallmouth, and other species in the slow, deep pools. Trout can be found anywhere from the White Oak Junction upstream to the headwaters, but the majority seem to hold in the smaller upper stretches near the Bell Farm Horse Park and Hemlock Grove. The scenic beauty of the creek make it one of my favorite destinations, and fishing is moderate, but enjoyable.  Scroll down below the photos for a list of reccommended patterns.
Morning sun.

Autumn.
Lower section (downstream of Bell Farm).

Watch for spectacular natural displays.
In warmer weather, look for trout in deeper pools or on the downstream end of falls and riffles.

The creek is home to several mayfly species, caddis, stoneflies, hellgrammites, various daces and darters, as well as all manner of terrestrial insects.
Check the area before you fish for what is prevalent to determine fly choice, and be prepared for possible hatches.  In addition, attractor patterns can do very well on the newly-stocked trout.
Don't pass up "skinny" lies- sections downstream of riffles where the flow is still steady, but the surface smoothes, and  the water gets shallow. Here the trout hover in the shade of overhanging brush.

Rock Creek's clear, shallow water
requires a slow, predator approach.


Fly patterns:
Size:
12-14
Light Cahill
12-14
Blue Dun
14-16
12-18
Lime Trude
14-16
Soft Hackle Hare's Ear
14-16
Beadhead Olive Hare's Ear
14-18
Mickey Finn
8-12
8
8-10
Kentucky Darter
8-10
Beetles, Ants
12-14
12