Fishing Reports

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 24th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/24/2015
Two words, Spring Baetis! The fishing on the creeks has been sensational with hatchs of Baetis and Midges. Fish key in on these bugs and are eating off the surface. The last few days have been warm making these bugs pop! Cloudy today which makes for perfect fishing conditions. Since the Yellowstone is muddy this is where I would be. A great way to stay away from the crowds too! Inbetween hatchs using midge larva and baetis nymphs will still produce fish. Good luck out there!

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 - April 17th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/17/2015
Fishing on the spring creek is really something every angler needs to experience. Now is a great time to go with hatchs of BWO's and adult Midges you are sure to have your skills tested with these fish. Inbetween hatches use midge, caddis, and mayfly larva/pupa patterns to fool the trout. Long leaders and light tippet are a must. Start with 5X, if they are shy to eat or eating around your fly go smaller with 6X or even 7X. If all else fails a small leach pattern can be very effective this time of year. Rates are now at $80 per rod. Get out there!

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
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 - April 10th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 40 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/10/2015
The Creeks are still fishing well and should continue to be a solid choice for this weekend! The weather is shaping up and like the Yellowstone the baetis and midges should be out in adult and emerging stages. Be ready when the cloud cover hits for hatches. Inbetween use midge larva and pupa patterns. Scudies are still a good option.  Remeber light tippet and a long leaders. The $40/rod fee goes up to $80 on the 15th! Make sure to get out there this weekend.

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
PT nymph sz 18, 20

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 3rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/3/2015
The Spring Creeks here in the Valley have been fishing good the last week or so. There have been some spawing rainbows but not in the numbers that are usually seen. Bright sun and warmer temps kept those fish on high alert and they are easily spooked. We were seeing some baetis flying about but it looks like this weekend will hold mild to cool temperatures with freezing temps overnight so don't expect any major hatches. Best bet will be with midge pupa and larva patterns for the time being. Scuds are also a good option. Once warmer temps roll around expect to see more bug action. Again this water is clear and slow moving for the most part. Light tippet and a long leader will give you the best chance at catching fish. It really is a great time to go fish these creeks with less pressure than the summer crowd and only $40/rod. If you have never done it, go explore them and have a blast!

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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - February 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report
What a great past couple days on the creeks!  Sun, sun, and more sun!  And a few days without the wind that tears your eyes, and pulls water off the surface!  Sure makes a difference!  And with off-season winter rates of $40/angler who cares if the catching isn't spot on?  Just being on the water and relaxing in the warmth has been very enjoyable.  On the creeks-  the consistent water temps spell out that there's always some bug life hatching.  Midge pupa are the be mainstay, but look for slim baeits nymph patterns as well as scuds and possibly leeches as other possibilities to dead drift with. There have been a few reports of blue winged olives (baetis) seen and eaten on the creeks.  We are a little ways away however from consistently good dry fly baetis fishing.  While plying the creeks, it's a good idea to utilize longer leaders and lighter tippets than the ones fished on the bigger rivers. It is the 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 something of a return to winter late in the weekend to early next week so get out there and enjoy it now!

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 - 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

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