Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report - April 20, 2018

   There are now some pretty consistent Midge and Baetis hatches.The nymph fishing continues to be good as there are plenty of fish in the Creeks.

   We are now getting fair to good Midge hatches in the mornings and again on most evenings. My favorite Midge patterns have been: our Captive Midge, a Harrop CDC Hanging Midge, a Buzz's CDC Midge, a Harrop CDC Emerging Midge or a Harrop Gray Adult Midge all in sizes 20 to 22. A great pattern to trail off any of these is Gary's Midge Pupa, a WD-40, a Miracle Nymph or a Zebra Midge all in sizes 18 to 20.

   We are now getting sparse to fair Baetis hatches in the early afternoons. These hatches are much better on cloudy days. My favorite patterns are: Max’s Baetis (18-20), a CDC Baetis Comparadun (18-20), a Harrop Gray Olive Biot Dun (20) and a Harrop Gray Olive Biot Emerger (20).

   The Nymph fishing has been good. There are various Mayfly nymphs available to the fish along with Midge Larva and Pupa, Scuds, Sow Bugs and Caddis Larva. Midge Larva and Midge Pupa patterns, Sawyer Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow Bugs, Caddis Larva and WD-40's have all been very effective.

   Most of the flies suggested above are locally tied and have been developed especially for the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks by the Spring Creek Specialists Fly Shop.  

      We now have over 500 patterns just for the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, including 65 patterns by Rene Harrop. 

   Many of the fly patterns mentioned can be seen at Just follow the link to fly patterns. All of our patterns are available for sale by contacting us by email at or calling us at 406 222 5664.



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