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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 30th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
What an awesome Sunday AM!  Partly cloudy with the same old report of mid 70s.  And NO WIND!  I'll take the same old- same old because there is an end in sight.  By mid-week we're supposed to see our first major weather disturbance in a looong time.  Snow and rain and middle 40s.  I say BRING IT!  But for now, I'm going to relish the last of the shorts and flip flops kind of days!  On the creeks- what' happening there?  Actually, about the same as it has been:  we are seeing some (let me qualify this with more like a few) baetis.  Also some psuedos (teeny, tiny pale olive baetis) and decent midges.  There are windows of opportunity each and every day on the spring creeks where fish are actively feeding and can be seduced.  AM is midges.  Midday through till 6-ish is baetis and psuedos. Yes, the weeds are thick.  Nymphing in all but the deepest and fastest runs can be problematic.  Still- don't know till you try.  So go forth and remember- this is for fun....

Flies to fish:
Sawyer PT 16-18
Baetis Thread Nymph 18-20
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18
Split back BWO Nymph 18-20
MO softhackle baetis18-20
Micro May olive, brown 18-20
Flossy san juan 14

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 22nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
It's been a bit since we last reported on the Spring Creeks.  Yes we realize that it's not like they've gone anywhere.  There just wasn't really anything to report on.  However, with the cooling period that we've been having.  Albeit, it's been rather drawn out and glacial like, we have been seeing cooler day time temps and much longer nights that are getting down to the 40s.  All of this has not gone unoticed even if it is sunny still every single day.  There are more bugs showing up in the water column and fish are responding much better.  If we could ever get a "real fall" day with clouds and rain/snow, boy we'd be in fat city.  The blue winged olives would POP!  Still, we are seeing some baetis.  Also some psuedos (teeny, tiny pale olive baetis) and good midges.  There are windows of opportunity each and every day on the spring creeks where fish are actively feeding and can be seduced.  Yes, the weeds are thick.  Nymphing in all but the deepest and fastest runs can be problematic.  Still- don't know till you try.  So go forth and remember- this is for fun....

Flies to fish:
Sawyer PT 16-18
Baetis Thread Nymph 18-20
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18
Split back BWO Nymph 18-20
MO softhackle baetis18-20
Micro May olive, brown 18-20
Flossy san juan 14

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - August 21st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The Spring Creeks are cruising through Middle August just like everywhere else.  There's still some good fishing to be had on the creeks, but it's not like what it was through July.  Weed beds are full on big and nymphing is getting really tough without pulling green goo off the flies.  Even though you've got on tiny size 20 flies, they still grab the gunk!.   Dry fly afficienados won't care as they've been working the flies on top anyway...  Terrestrials are what's happening for the most part.  Sure, there's a few sulphers, especially in th evenings, but that's a long way off from 10AM... Small tan, peach, and golden hoppers fished blind down and across could get some action.  We love the Harrop spring creek hopper!  Also ants and beetles fished the same way work well.  7X tippet is almost a must as these are truly well educated fish these days.

Flies to fish:
Sawyer PT 16-18
PMD Thread Nymph 16-18
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18
Split back Nymph 18-20
MO softhackle 18-20
Micro May olive, brown 18-20
Flossy san juan 14
Neversink Beetle 12-16
Dave's deerhair beetle 14
Quick sight beetle 16
Hi-vis para flying ant in black & cinnamon 16
Blooms ant 16
Dave's hopper 14
Para hopper 12-16
Harrop's SC Hopper 12



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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 27th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring creeks continue to be a good match for those anglers looking for the ultimate in challenging themselves.  Places like the PhD pool are aptly named come the end of July....7x tippet is the rule now and while you'll see plenty of targets, it's going to test your mettle getting the job done.  A high body count is not often in the cards here, folks.  But again, if you like the challenging aspect of repeatedly casting to finicky trout that shun all the best of drifts and require the perfect fly, this could be right up your alley.  PMDs have been the rule all month and while they are pretty much wrapping up, there are still some decent hatches that can pop from time to time.  Take days like today starting out cloudy but warm.  A decent emergence likely will happen and as long as the weather continues to cooperate through the day, it could be pretty darn good out there.   Dog day hot and sunny have made things ultra tough.  If we get clouds, it's a different game.  However, PM thundershowers on tap for today may just put an end to the party.  We'll see...

Flies to Fling:
PMD Comaradun 16-18
Quigley's Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
Harrop No Hackle PMD 16-18
Kinsey Hi-vis PMD 16-18
Kinsey CDC Emerger 16-18
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple 16-18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger 16-18
Sawyer PT 16-18
PMD Thread Nymph 16-18
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 18th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring creeks continue to be a good match for those anglers looking for the ultimate in challenging themselves.  Places like the PhD pool are aptly named come the end of July....7x tippet is the rule now and while you'll see plenty of targets, it's going to test your mettle getting the job done.  A high body count is not often in the cards here, folks.  But again, if you like the challenging aspect of repeatedly casting to finicky trout that shun all the best of drifts and require the perfect fly, this could be right up your alley.  PMDs have been the rule all month and while they are pretty much wrapping up, there are still some decent hatches that can pop from time to time.  Take days like today starting out cloudy but warm.  A decent emergence likely will happen and as long as the weather continues to cooperate through the day, it could be pretty darn good out there.   Dog day hot and sunny have made things ultra tough.  If we get clouds, it's a different game.  However, PM thundershowers on tap for today may just put an end to the party.  We'll see...

Flies to Fling:
PMD Comaradun 16-18
Quigley's Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
Harrop No Hackle PMD 16-18
Kinsey Hi-vis PMD 16-18
Kinsey CDC Emerger 16-18
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple 16-18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger 16-18
Sawyer PT 16-18
PMD Thread Nymph 16-18
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 18th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 88 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Not much else to really report on for the spring creeks.  PMDS are the game however, they are starting to wane a bit.  There have been some good spinner falls first thing in the AM around 8 and fish are up on them for sure.  The hatch emergence tends to start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  Although on hot bright days (hmm, we seem to be having a few...) that hatch time can get condensed and shortened up quite a bit.  The good news is that even before you see actual yellow bugs on the surface, the nymphs are active and the trout keyed on them.  Short leash nymphing with a Sawyer's PT and a PMD thread nymph or pick a midge pupa just to be different are great choices to start the day.  At the outset of the emergence, switching to short wing emergers, cdc emergers and the like are good.  Getting a fish on the spring creeks to actually eat a dun (fully emerged adult just hatched on the surface) is a rare sight right now.  No hackles may or may not get eaten as well. CDC patterns are the rule.  As are cripples and knockdown patterns. Don't forget a good rusty spinner for late in the afternoon through the evening hours.  Did we mention the need for 7x?   Another good trick after the hatch dies down (some days it's been early in the day...) is to go prospecting with small terrestrials like ants and beetles.  Fish will know what these are and be willing to eat a well presented fly.

Flies to Fling:
PMD Comaradun 16-18
Quigley's Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
Harrop No Hackle PMD 16-18
Kinsey Hi-vis PMD 16-18
Kinsey CDC Emerger 16-18
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple 16-18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger 16-18
Sawyer PT 16-18
PMD Thread Nymph 16-18
Tung Zebra Midge, black or olive 18-20
Natural Scud 18
Soft Hackle Scud 18


Swing by the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports, great bug selections, as well as anything else you may need to be successful out there.  Call anytime 406-333-4401