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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report - May 1, 2021

 Fishing on the Creeks is good. The dry fly action is all  Midges and Baetis.

There are good Midge hatches when conditions are favorable. They are hatching on calm mornings and sometimes 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.

 The Spring Baetis (BW0) hatches have been sparse except on days when the weather cooperates and then they are fair. My favorite Baetis patterns are a Max’s CDC Baetis (18-20), a Harrop Grey Olive Biot Dun (20), a Harrop Grey Olive Biot Emerger (20), a   CDC Baetis Emerger (18-20) or a CDC Baetis Comparadun (18-20). 

The Nymph fishing has been 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 basini@mcn.net or calling us at 406 222 5664.  




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