Fishing Reports

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - January 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 34 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 01/13/2015
The Spring Creeks are always a perennial fav for this time of year. Off season winter rates of $40/angler and few other anglers make the spring creeks an inviting place to spend a winter's day.  With the consistent water temps and low ice factor, there's always some bug life hatching.  Midge pupa will the be mainstay but look for slim baeits nymph patterns as well as scuds and possibly leeches as other possibilities to dead drift with.   Longer leaders and lighter tippets than the ones used on the bigger rivers is a norm here on the creeks so be prepared for 5 6 and maybe even 7x. Fishing has been best late morining until mid to late afternoon. The forcast is calling for some continued snow showers but a slight warm up over the next couple of days so fishing sould be good!

Recommended Flies:
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or olive
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 10/11/14
The Spring Creeks again have been fishing very well which is to be expected for this time of year. Midge and baeits nymph patterns will be your best flies with long light tippet. Have a few adult and emerger patterns in the box with you in case of the hatch. Fishing has been best late morining until dark. If the fish seem picky and are not going for the nymphs it is still worth searching with a beetle or ant pattern. Until we get a hard freeze these bugs will be around. The forcast is calling for showers and cooler weather the next couple of days so fishing sould be good!

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun BWO sz 18-20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 9/30/14
The Spring Creeks in the valley have been fishing very well the last few days. We have had cloudy cooler weather which convinced the baetis to hatch and fish are eating them.  Midge and baetis larve and pupa will still get trout to eat subsurface and in the film. The terrestrials are waning but you may get the occasional fish to eat the small ant or beetle.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun BWO sz 18-20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/025/14
The Spring Creeks are still fishing good even with the warm sunny skies. Small terrestrials still. Midge and baetis larve and pupa will still get trout to eat. The weekend is calling for rainy days and cooler temperatures. Have some small baetis patterns in the fly box for that as well as the emerger patterns. Light tippet and long leaders will be a must.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Small Stalcup's Hoppers sz 12-14
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun BWO sz 18-20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
Fishing has been pretty good on the creek with a little more action on top. Still expect to see some sulfers, and fall baetis with overcast skies. The warm weather this week has helped the terrestrial bite just a bit. Again your best chance at hooking one of those wary trout would be with baetis nymphs, midge larva and pupa patterns fished just under the surface or in the flim itself.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Small Stalcup's Hoppers sz 12-14
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18
Parachute Adams sz 18

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
The creeks are between hatches right now with Sulphers holding on for a little while longer. The bugs are small sizes 22-24. On cloudier, cooler days we are starting to see some fall baetis. Terrestrials make up the mainstay of the dry fly fishing right now. With baetis nymphs, midge larva and pupa being the day-in day-out menu for the trout.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Small Stalcup's Hoppers sz 12-14
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18

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