Fishing Reports

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 23rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 79 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 6/23/15
The Spring Creeks in the valley are fishing great! Hatches of PMD's start later in the morning and you should get a few good hours of dry fly fishing in. A good PMD imitation is key during the hatch such as a no-hackle, Sparkle Dun, or Cripple Thor. Fishing PMD nymphs, and midge larva before and after the hatch will get the fish eating as well. You know the fish are in there. The best part about the creek is the hunt. Spotting that feeding trout, presenting that fly in a way that doesn't spook him, and hopefully tricking him into eating a fake bug. If you had enough of the big bugs this is a great way to challenge yourself.

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow, Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Parachute PMD sz 18, 20
Cripple Thor, PMD, sz 16, 18
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, PMD sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20
Split back PMD nymph sz 18
CDC flying ant, red, black sz 18, 20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 71 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 6/6/15

Fishing on the Creeks has slowed a little this last week due to bright sun and hot temps. Early mornings have been best with midge adult, larva, and scud patterns. A few baetis here and there but if you don't have clouds things can be tricky. We have heard murmurings of afternoon PMD hatches so watch for them as you enjoy the creeks! On these hot sunny days don't be afraid to throw a very small ant or beetle pattern. It doesn't seem right but these bugs are out and sometimes that's what those fish want!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive 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, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20
Split back PMD nymph sz 18
CDC flying ant, red, black sz 18, 20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 25th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/25/15

The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks continue to fish well in this runoff season. Hatches of Baetis have slowed down but fishing can still be productive with adult and nymph midges, scuds, and a smaller mayfly nymph patterns. A sz 18 or 20 hi-vis parachute Adams and a black zebra midge dropper is a great set up to start with. Remember, take your time, watch a learn from the fish. You may have to present your flies downstream with a pile or slackline cast. Try something different and have a blast. The creeks are a great place to fish this time of year!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive 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, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/19/15
These days it's tough to find a day when the creeks aren't fishing good! Baetis and midges are still the go to. If you get some clouds during the day watch for hatches. In between you can run a dry dropper, or double nymph rig using baeits nymphs, and midge larva. No need to get on the creeks before 9:30 or 10 am. Nights are still pretty cold. The forecast is calling for a little warmer weather with showers. Should be an excellent fishing week. Stop by the shop for our pattern suggestions. We can get you set up!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive 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, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great

Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/15/2015
Fishing on the private creeks has been very good the last week. With plenty of clouds, midges and baetis have been hatching. Expect the fishing to be good throughout the weekend with the forecast predicting more clouds and showers. The Midge larva patterns along with baetis nymphs are your go to when the bugs are not hatching. A great time to get out and enjoy this water. Stop by the shop to pick up our recommended patterns!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive 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, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 9th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/9/2015
Not much has changed since the beginning of the week. Midge and Baetis can still be seen hatching on the creeks. The larva and pupa stages of these bugs will get fish eating as well. These last few days have been cloudy and cooler. This weather is supposed to continue until middle of next week. We may see some precipitation as well. If you get a cloudy day expect to see some hatches. Again this is a great time to be on the creeks and try something new!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive 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, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20


Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!