Rattlesnake Creek is the name of hundreds of secret creeks around the world, I know this. The creek I'm writing about actually goes by this name, and flows through a neighborhood of the same name, in the busy town of Missoula. I read that there are 6 miles of water to fish before an 8-mile stretch of closed water near town, and I've set about trying to fish as much of it as I can. As a trout stream in Montana, I must say it sucks. It flows through backyards, with growling dogs, skinnydipping families (I awkwardly walked by using a side-channel), and pot smoking teenagers. It also holds a nice population of small trout. 4 miles from my house and almost never fished, this is an urban fly fishing paradise. I'm glad to have a place like this for occasions when my car breaks down or I have 2 hours to fish. If this stream were in Connecticut or Maryland, I wouldn't be posting about it. But we have thousands of miles of better water in Western MT so who gives a shit. Do you guys have a cool spot nearby that's no big deal to get out and fish? Not looking for a fishing spot, just stories. P.S. If you're ever stuck downtown/UM Missoula without a car or much time, bring your 2wt up the creek and have fun. And give anyone who challenges our stream access law the finger.