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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report June 1, 2023


Fishing on the Creeks is good. The dry fly fishing has been good. There are Midges and Baetis bringing up fish.

Fair Midge Hatches have been occurring in the flatter areas in the mid mornings until the early afternoon. A good combination is a Zebra Midge, a Miracle Nymph, a WD 40 or a Black Beauty (all in an 18 0r 20) under a small dry (size 20 -22) to use as an indicator that may catch a fish. Put the midge larva pattern about 4 to 6 inches below the dry.

 Baetis hatches are occurring in the afternoons. As usual these hatches are heavier on overcast or bad weather days. The Baetis we are seeing are a light color resembling a small PMD. A good pattern for these is a PMD Sparkle Dun or a PMD Comparadun in a size 20. You can trail a Natural or an Olive Sawyer Pheasant Tail off of either of these.

 Scuds and Sow Bugs are also effective during this time of the year. My favorite patterns are a Hot Head Sow Bug (16), a Gray, Olive or Tan Scud (18) or a Soft Hackle Sow Bug (18).

Most of the flies suggested above are locally tied and have been my 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. 

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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