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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

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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

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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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 12th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing:

The first good numbers of PMDs have started to hatch in the slower sections of the spring creeks and the trout are keyed in already. As we move further into June bug activty will only increase and soon we will be fishing PMDs all day. If you are thinking about fishing either DePuys, Armstrong's, or Nelson's Spring Creek pick up the phone and reserve a rod stat; there's limited availibilty as it is and its hard to find a better body of water to fish in the area 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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 5th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing:

Fishing continues to remain good on DePuy's, Armstong's, and Nelson's spring creeks. The dry fly fishing has slowed as the BWO hatches have tapered off and we now wait for the PMDs to show up. On cooler, calmer days, with good cloud coverage keep your eyes peeled for rising fish but nymphing is certainly your best strategy right now. Look to fish smaller mayfly, midge, and caddis nymph patterns for the best results. The PMDs will start hatching soon and once they do the spring creeks will be the hot spot to fish for the angler headed to Paradise Valley. Rod slots are filling up quick so if you are considering a day of fishing in late June or early July you'd better move quick!

Recommended Flies:
Griffith's Gnat sz 18-22
Hanging Midge sz 18-22
Quigley's Microcripple sz 18-22
Zebra Midge sz 18-22
Miracle Midge sz 18-20
Midge Larva sz 18-20
Smokejumper Baetis sz 18-20
Loopwing Emerger sz 18-20
Tiltwing BWO sz 18-20
Kinsey's Emerger sz 18-20
Thor Cripple sz 18-20
Sawyer's PT Nymph sz 18-20
WD-50 sz 18-20
Little Green Machine sz 18-20
Elk-Hair Caddis sz 16-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Translucent Caddis sz 16-18
Downey's PMD sz 16-18

Weather:
It has been warm in the valley with sporatic afternoon showers. Think sunscreen but also keep a rain jacket in the pack.

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.



 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 28th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Fly Fishing

A day fly fishing on Armstong's, DePuy's, or Nelson's Spring Creek is always a day well-spent and are a great option this time of year as we watch the Yellowstone river get bigger by the day. Fishing has been nothing short of great as midge hatches continue to be strong and some lingering BWO and emerging Caddisflies add to the action. Look to fish the midge hatches on calmer mornings and evenings and expect the BWO and Caddis activity to fall in between. The fish tend to be keying in on the nymphs but be ready for rising fish at anytime.

Recommended Flies:
Griffith's Gnat sz 18-22
Hanging Midge sz 18-22
Quigley's Microcripple sz 18-22
Zebra Midge sz 18-22
Miracle Midge sz 18-20
Smokejumper Baetis sz 18-20
Loopwing Emerger sz 18-20
Tiltwing BWO sz 18-20
Kinsey's Emerger sz 18-20
Thor Cripple sz 18-20
Sawyer's PT Nymph sz 18-20
WD-50 sz 18-20
Little Green Machine sz 18-20
Elk-Hair Caddis sz 16-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18

.....we hear a small white zonker may not be a bad bet either

Weather:
It has been warm in the valley with sporatic afternoon showers. Think sunscreen but also keep a rain jacket in the pack.

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.