ABOUT DRY RUN CREEK
This little spring and lake fed creek offers no less than the world's best fishery for the under-16s. Every guide on our team, and every adult we know, wishes they could get a pass to fish Dry Run Creek for a day ... it's that much fun.
Dry Run Creek is a natural creek flowing alongside the Norfork National Fish Hatchery and into Norfork Tailwater. It holds, courtesy of the food-rich outflow of the hatchery, phenomenal quantities of quality fish, even by White River system standards.
Probable state record rainbows and some seriously big brown trout and cutthroat have been caught and released on this creek. The monsters take some landing, but there are plenty of quality 18" to 22" fish which provide great thrills for any kid.
FISHING DRY RUN CREEK
It only takes one walk along the banks of Dry Run Creek for every adult fly fishing to wish they were 15 again, if only for a day.
If there is a better fishery for kids, and handicapped anglers, we would be surprised. Dry Run Creek runs alongside the Norfork National Fish Hatchery. Rebuilt a few years ago under the guidance of Dave Whitlock, and better than ever, Dry Run Creek is small and intimate, just as wide as a beginner's roll cast.
The clear shallow water allows amazing sightfishing opportunities, but there are still nooks and crannies to allow the better fish to hide out.
Sight fishing to particular fish is also a bonus on this small creek is often the best way to target the serious fish.
Sowbugs, midges, scuds, worms and egg patterns are all popular and woolly buggers do well as well. Carry a big net and a camera.