Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report August 10, 2017  


   The dry fly action on the Creeks is pretty good with fish rising to Midges, PMD’s, Sulphurs and Terrestrials. The nymph fishing has been good as there are plenty of fish in lhe Creeks.

   There are now sparse Midge hatches and they are occurring in the mornings and sometimes again in the afternoons. 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 22.

   Now that the hatch has slowed down the PMD Spinner falls in the mornings and evenings have slowed down. My favorite patterns for the spinner fall are a CDC PMD Comparadun (18), a Harrop PMD Paraspinner (18-20) and our Biot Polywing PMD Spinner (18-20).

   The PMD hatches are sparse to fair and are occurring midday. My favorite patters are a CDC PMD Comparadun, a PMD Comparadun, our Max’s Cripple PMD, an H&H Biot PMD Emerger or a Buzz’s PMD Transitional Dun all in a size 18. You can trail a size 18 Sawyer Pheasant Tail under any one of these.

   Terrestrial fishing is now decent in the afternoons. Ants (sizes 18-20), Beetles (sizes 16-18), Hoppers (14) and Crickets (12) have been effective between hatches. My favorite patterns are a Tri Ant (18-20), a Hi Vis Foam Ant (18), a Harrop Beetle (16), a Foam Beetle (18), a Harrop Spring Creek Hopper (14), a Daves Hopper (14) or a Stalcup Cricket (12).

   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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