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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report – October 18, 2020
Dry fly fishing on the Creeks is still good with sporadic Midge hatches along with good Baetis hatches.
There are fair Midge hatches happening on most days. They are hatching on calm mornings 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.
On cloudy days we are getting good Baetis hatches and on clear bright days the hatches are fair. These hatches are occurring in the afternoons. My favorite patterns for this hatch are our Max’s Baetis, a Harrop CDC Gray Olive Emerger, a Harrop Gray Olive Dun or a CDC Baetis Comparadun. All of these in a 20 or 22.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 406 222 5664.
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