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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 83 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 7/25/14
The blanket PMD hatches have come to a close, but expect fish to still rise to PMD cripples, emergers, and spinners through the end of the week if you see some flying around. Sulphurs have turned up in good numbers and fish are starting to be caught on lightly-dressed terrestrial patterns. Rene Harrop's line of spring creeky terrestrials work very well. On the calmer hot days with slower bug activty consider nymphing as the subsurface bug activity has been good with mayflies, sowbugs, caddis, and midges making of the majority of the action. The creek conditions change daily with weather and time of day so give us a call at the shop if you need any advice!

Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-20
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-20
Thor sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun sz 18-20
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 16-18
Whitlock's Beetle sz 18

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 7/16/14
The PMD hatches have begun to taper off but early morning spinner falls and late afternoon emergences have kept fish looking up. Sulphur mayflies are quickly showing up and have made for the most exictement the past few days and will continue to for the upcoming week. This is a small fly, usually 20 or 22, so bring the floatant and your glasses! Sporadic but present caddis and midge activy have kept the fishing eating in between the bigger hatches but not the main attraction. Despite being booked solid, cancellations happen frequently so give us a call at the shop at 406-333-4401 to check on booking.
Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-20
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-20
Thor sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun sz 18-20
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 16-18
Whitlock's Beetle sz 18

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 9th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 7/9/14
The PMD fishing remains outstanding with fish fully keyed in on the little yellow bugs. Rod availability is limited but cancellations do happen. If you have rods reserved look forward to all day dry fly action with early and late spinner falls and daily emergences lasting from early morning through late afternoon. Don't forget your 5x and 6x tippets and your favorite emerger and cripple patterns.

Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-18
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 16-18
Whitlock's Beetle sz 18

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 3rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 7/3/14
The PMD fishing has been outstanding this past week and it will remain so into the coming weeks. Fish are being caught throughout the day with large numbers of bugs emerging around 9am and lasting until late in the evening. Load up the best PMD flies you have into your box and you should be set to go for a days worth of fishing. The fish are fully keyed in on PMDs right now but if you must fish something else, Ants and beetles will be your best bet.

Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-18
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 16-18
Whitlock's Beetle sz 18

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing:
If you are headed out to fish the spring creeks don't forget your PMD flies at home! There have been good, daily hatches that have meant good numbers of rising fish willing to take a well presented dry fly. Early morning spinner falls and mid-morning emergences have made for some great fishing. If nymphing is your preffered style, small mayfly patterns fished under small indicators has been an effective method. If you are in Paradise Valley and looking to fish, it is hard to think of a better spot than the spring creeks right now.

Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-18
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Zebra Midge sz 20
Midge Larva sz 18-22
Hanging Midge sz 20

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing:

Old man winter decided to pay a visit to Paradise Valley a visit this week and we've seen cooler temps than expected. The PMDs are coming off but a week behind schedule for right now. Higher temps later this week will bring back summer and we expect the PMD hatch to move into full swing in the coming week. Light tippet, long leaders, down-stream presentation, and patience will be the keys to success. Make your first cast your best and try an emerger or cripple rather than a parachute post. Rod availabilty is very limited on DePuy's, Armstrong's, and Nelson's spring creeks already for the rest of the summer. Starting soon the most challanging part of catching a fish on the spring creek won't be getting an eat but rather just getting a reservation will be your biggest obstacle. Call soon to book a rod!

Recommended Flies:
Loop Wing PMD Dun sz 16-18
D&D Cripple sz 16-18
Kinsey's Emerger sz 16-18
Rusty Spinner sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 18-20
Split Case PMD sz 18-22
Zebra Midge sz 20
Midge Larva sz 18-22
Hanging Midge sz 20

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