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Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report – May 11, 2019


   We are seeing sparse to fair Midge hatches on calm mornings and there are a few Baetis in the afternoons. We are seeing Caddis activity throughout the day.The nymph fishing is still good.

   There are fair Midge hatches happening on calmer mornings and evenings. My favorite Midge patterns have been: our Captive Midge, a Harrop CDC Hanging Midge, a Buzz's CDC Midge, a Harrop CDC Emerging Midge or a Harrop Gray 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 Baetis hatches are very sparse on clear sunny days and a little better on dark days. They have been occurring in the afternoons. My favorite patterns have been a Max’s Baetis (18), a CDC Baetis Dun (20) a Baetis Mole Fly (20), a CDC Baetis Comparadun (18-20) or a Harrop Baetis Emerger (20).

   There are quite a few Caddis showing on the Creeks. Most of these are coming over from the River and fly to the Creeks to lay eggs. My favorite patterns are an Elk Hair Caddis, our Gary’s Caddis, a Hemmingway Caddis or a Harrop Henry’s Fork Caddis, all in a size 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. Midge Larva and Midge Pupa patterns, Sawyer Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow Bugs, Caddis Larva and WD-40's have all been very 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.  

Spring Creek Specialists   2742 East River Road   Livingston, MT 59047 

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