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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report – May 7, 2020


   The dry fly fishing on the Creeks is pretty good with Midge hatches, some Baetis hatches and Caddis from the River.

   There are sparse to fair Midge hatches happening on most days. They are hatching on calm mornings and sometimes continuing into the mid afternoon and then again on calm evenings. My favorite Midge patterns have been a Mole Midge, a Captive Midge, a Harrop CDC Hanging Midge, a Buzz's CDC Midge, a Harrop CDC Emerging Midge or a Harrop Grey 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 seeing sparse to fair Baetis (BWO) hatches in the early afternoons. As usual the hatches are better on cloudy days  My favorite patterns are a Max’s CDC Baetis (18-20), a Harrop CDC Baetis Dun or a Harrop CDCV Baetis Emerger both in a size 20.

   On warmer afternoons there are Caddis coming over to the Creeks from the River and some fish get on them. My favorite patterns for them are the Harrop Henry’s Fork Caddis, a Hemmingway Caddis or an Elk Hair Caddis all in a size 18.

   The Nymph fishing has been pretty good. There are various Mayfly nymphs available to the fish along with Midge Larva and Pupa, Scuds, Sow Bugs and Caddis Larva.  Sawyer Pheasant Tails, WD-40's and many Midge Larva patterns 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 www.depuyspringcreek.com. Just follow the link to fly patterns. All of our patterns are available for sale by contacting us by email at basini@mcn.net or calling us at 406 222 5664.  



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