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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report – September 12, 2019


We are seeing sparse Midge hatches on calm mornings and evenings. There are fair to good Baetis hatches midday along with sparse to fair Sulphur hatches in the early evenings. The nymph fishing is still good.

   There are sparse Midge hatches happening on calmer mornings and evenings. 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 20. 

   The Baetis hatches are anywhere from sparse to good depending on the weather. On clear fair days the hatches are sparse on cloudy cooler days the hatches are good. We are seeing them mid day and sometimes they trickle off through the afternoon.My favorite patterns are a CDC Baetis Comparadun (22-24), our Max’sBaetis (20-22), a  Harrop Gray Olive Biot  Dun or Gray Olive Biot Emerger (20-22) or 0ur Baetis CDC Dun (20-22)

    We are still seeing a sparse to fair Sulphur Hatch in the early evening. My favorite patterns have been a Sulphur Parachute Emerger (22), a CDC Sulphur Sparkle Dun (20), a Harrop Sulohur Short Wing Emerger (20) or a Harrop Sulphur Biot Dun (20).

   The Terrestrial fishing is still effective on warmer days. Ants, Beetles, Hoppers and Crickets are working along the banks. My favorite patterns are a Jimmies Tri Ant (18-20), a Hi Vis Foam Ant (20), a Foam Beetle (14-18), a Harrop CDC Beetle (16), a Daves Hopper (14) or our Cricket (12).

   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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