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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report  September 2, 2023



Fishing on the Creeks is good with good dry fly action. On calm days we are seeing some Midges in the mornings and evenings with some sparse PMDs mid-day and fair to good Sulphurs in the evenings. Terrestrials are also bringing up fish during the afternoons.

We are getting some 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 are still some sparse PMD hatches from late morning on into the early afternoons.My favorite patterns have been a PMD Mole Fly, a CDC PMD Comparadun, a Harrop PMD Biot Sparkle Dun, a H&H Biot PMD Emerger and a Harrop Last Chance PMD Cripple. Either a 16 0r !8 in any of these patterns will work.

There are a few PMD Spinners in the mornings. My favorite PMD Spinner patterns are our Hen Wing PMD Spinner, a Harrop PMD Para Spinner or a Biot Poly Wing PMD Spinner, all in a 16 or 18.

There have been fair to good Sulphur hatches in the early evenings. My favorite patterns have been our Sulphur Parachute Emerger, a CDC  Sulphur Sparkle Dun and  CDC Biot Sulphur Comparadun, all in a size 20.

There have been both Sulphur and Baetis Spinners on calm mornings. My favorite patterns for the spinners are our Trico/Baetis Spinner (22), a Rusty Spinner (22), a Harrop Olive Paraspinner (22) a Hackle Wing Olive Spinner (20) or a Travis Baetis Flymph (22).

 Terrestrials have been a factor in bringing up fish in the afternoons Ants, Beetles, Hoppers and Crickets have been working especially when fished along the banks. My favorite patters are a Jimmies Tri Ant (18-20), a HiVis Foam Ant (20), a Foam Beetle (14-18), a Sneaky Pete Beetle (14), a Daves Hopper,a Parchute Hopper and a Black Cricket, all in a 12 or 14 all work well.   


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




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