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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report November 9, 2023

Browns are spawning throughout the Creeks. Avoid the redds and leave the spawners alone.

 Dry fly fishing on the Creeks is still decent. On calm days we are seeing fair Midges in the mornings and evenings with fair Baetis mid-day.

 We are getting sparse to fair Midge hatches in the mornings and again in the evening. Midge larva patterns are always a good thing to use. We like the following patterns: a Black Beauty, a Red or Black Zebra Midge, a Miracle Nymph, or an Olive, White or Black Midge Larva. All of these patterns in an 18 or 20. My favorite Dry Midge Pattern is a Mole Midge in a size 22. Most of the time what looks like a rise to a midging fish, the fish is actually feeding on midge pupa just below the surface. The Mole Midge hangs in the film and the fish takes it for the pupa.

There have been sparse to fair Baetis hatches during the afternoon on cloudy and wet days. The hatches are pretty sparse on bright days. My favorite patterns are Max’s Baetis, a Harrop Gray Olive Biot Dun, a Harrop Gray Olive Biot Emerger or a Harrop Gray Olive Thorax all of these in a 20 or 22.

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 70 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




Spring Creek Specialists Fly Shop on DePuy Spring Creek   2742 East River Road Livingston, MT 59047

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