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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report July 17, 2024



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

  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. . 

 The PMD hatches are fair,  it enough to get the fish up. 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. The morning spinner falls of happen at the same time as the hatch. My favorite patterns. for these are our Hen Wing PMD Spinner or a Harrop PMD Paraspinner both of these in a 16 or 18.  

We are getting fair to pretty good Sulphur hatches in the late afternoons into the early evening. My favorite patterns are a CDC Sulphur Sparkle Dun, a Harrop Short Wing Emerger or our Sulphur Parachute Emerger, all in a size 20.

The Terrestrial Fishing has been decent in the afternoons with Ants and Beetles bringing up fish. My favorite patterns have been a Sneaky Pete Beetle (14), a Foam Beetle (16) or a Jimmies Tri Ant (18-20)

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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