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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report - October 1, 2022
Fishing on the Creeks is good with good dry fly action. On calm days we are seeing fair to good Midges in the mornings and evenings with fair to very good Baetis in the early afternoons.
We are getting some Midge hatches in the mornings and again in the evening. Midge larva patterns are always a good thing to use. We like the following patterns: a Black Beauty, a Red or Black Zebra Midge, a Miracle Nymph, or an Olive, White or Black Midge Larva. All of these patterns in an 18 or 20. My favorite Dry Midge Pattern is a Mole Midge in a size 22. Most of the time what looks like a rise to a midging fish, the fish is actually feeding on midge pupa just below the surface. The Mole Midge hangs in the film and the fish takes it for the pupa.
There are fair to very good Baetis hatches from late morning on into the early afternoons.These hatches depend on the weather. On cloudy bad weather days the hatches are good and on bright sunny days we get just fair hatches. My favorite patterns have been a Baetis Mole Fly, a CDC Baetis Comparadun, a Max’s Baetis Dun or a Harrop Biot Baetis Emerger.. Either a 20 or 22 in any of these patterns will work.
We are also seeing some fair Baetis Spinner falls occurring in the late mornings into the early afternoons. These spinner falls often occur at the same time as the hatch. My favorite patterns are a CDC Baetis spinner, a Rusty Spinner, a Harrop Baetis Para Spinner or our Olive Hackle Wing Spinner, all of these in a 20 or 22.
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 75 patterns by Rene Harrop.
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