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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report July 1,2020


   Dry fly fishing on the Creeks is very good with good PMD hatches  along with some Midges and Terrestrials.

   There are sparse 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. 

   The PMD hatches are good to very good. My favorite PMD patterns are a PMD Sparkle Dun, a PMD Comparadun, a PMD CDC Comparaduun all in a 16 or 18. Also effective are a PMD Mole Fly, a Harrop CDC Biot PMD Emerger, a Harrop CDC Parachute PMD Dun and a Harrop PMD Sparkle Dun al in an 18. If you want to tie on a dropper our Sawyer Style Pheasant Tails in a variety of syles are very effective in sizes 16 and 18.

   There are pretty good PMD Spinner falls either in the mornings or evenings..My favorite patterns for these are our Hen Wing PMD Spinner, a Harrop PMD Paraspinner or our PMD Biot    Polywing Spinner all in a 16 or 18.

    Warmer weather has made Terrestrials like Ants and Beetles active. My favorite patterns have been a Tri Ant (18 or 20) or a Foam Beetle (14-18).

   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 Larvaa Mole  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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