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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report June 20, 2024


There is now some good dry fly fishing on the Creeks. On calm days we are seeing sparse Midge hatches in the mornings, some sparse Baetis hatches with good PMD hatches in the late mornings and early afternoons. Also in the mornings and evenings we are getting PMD Spinner Falls.

We are getting sparse 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 ascending pupa.

There are some sparse Baetis hatches in the early afternoons. The Baetis are a mixture of the gray Baetis and a light colored Baetis. My favorite Baetis patterns are our Max”s Baetis (18 0r 20), a Harrop CDC Biot Baetis Dun or a Harrop Gray Olive Baetis Emerger (both of theses in a 20) and for the light colored Baetis a size 20 PMD Comparidun works well. 

The PMD hatches are pretty good to very good. They are occurring in the late morning into the afternoon. My favorite patterns are a PMD Mole Fly, a Harrop PMD Biot Sparkle Dun or a H&H Biot PMD Emerger, all of these in a size18.

PMD Spinner falls are pretty good and are occurring in the mornings and evenings. My favorite patters for these are our Hen Wing PMD Spinner or a Harrop PMD Paraspinner both of these in a 16 or 18.

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.


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