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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 12th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Showers
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Rain showers and very little if any wind today= great fishing on the spring creeks! Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should be are really good baetis day come early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Good nymphing can be had all day.  Look for risers on midges this AM.  And hopefully will continue through with the blue wing emergence.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 5th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Snowy
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Snow and very little if any wind today= great fishing on the spring creeks! Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should be are really good baetis day come early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Good nymphing can be had all day.  Look for risers on midges this AM.  And hopefully will continue through with the blue wing emergence.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 2nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Fishing on the spring creeks remains consistently the same-- good on the days when the wind remains relatively light.  A bit tougher on the days its is nuking.  Seems that we can't quite win it all.  IE that is to get that day that we get warmer temps without the wind.  Can we get this?  Yep. Hopefully I'll be around for that day and fishing the spring creeks!

Midges are there.  So are Baetis. They should be increasingly important. Good nymphing can be had most days.  Dry fly fishing depends on that wind thing we already talked about.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - March 26th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
There have been good reports coming in from anglers fishing Depuy's.  Midge hatches have been consistent in the afternoon and the baetis are just around the corner.  CDC midges, Griffith's Gnats, and Hackle Stackers will all catch fish on top.  Zebra midges in red and black under a pinch on indicator will cover your nymph needs.
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - January 6th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Wintertime on the spring creeks.  Can be a great option for fishing this time of year!  Being a spring creek, the waters here are much more moderated in temps.  Trout in the creeks are active for a bit longer than in the river.  But it's still winter, so it's not like the summertime when fish are on the feed much more consistently.  Look for the deeper slower places on the creek. You can likely see the fish stacked up in there.  Nymphing is going to be the most likely means to get a bend in your rod.  Think small whether it's eggs, flossy san juans, or midge patterns.  Think simple as well.  Thinly dressed patterns without flashy beadheads have a greater tendency to find their way into a trout's mouth on the creeks.

You know what's not bad about the creeks in the winter besides the fishing opportunities?  Off season rates!  $40/day sure beats the Ben Franklin from high season.  Want to fish the creeks frequently in the off season?  Get a seasons pass on Depuy's for $400.00 and it's good until April 15th.  Fish 10 days and you're paid up.  Fish more, and, well, you can do the math on that one.

Feel free to call us for conditions and up to date info  406-333-4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - October 7th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Early October on the spring creeks.  Like most things this season, "normal" fall like conditions with cooler temps, overcast skies, and good baetis action has been slow to develop.  But it's here, now, so take advantage!  Look for fish midging in the morning hours.  You can choose to go after the selective surface risers with midge emerger patterns or nymph them with pupa and subsurface baetis nymphs, sow bugs, small san juans, and the like until the main baetis hatch activity starts midday and rolls through the afternoon.  Given the right conditions (low light, relatively warm air, and no wind) you can get a good spinner fall late as well prolonging the day!  All in all, a great time to be on the creeks! 

We're here at the fly shop every day.  Stop by for up to date information as well as the flies and gear you need to be successful.  Call us 406-333-4401