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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 11th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 90 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to great action on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks continues to be the word.  PMDS are the game and will be for another couple weeks.  Bugs tend to start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  There have been some good spinner falls first thing in the AM around 8 and fish are up on them for sure.  It's not every place on creeks, but keep you eyes open when you first get there and look for the swarms in the air.  This action may be relatively short lived however.  Next up is the main emergence.  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.  You can get fish to eat the Comparadun right now, but it's not going to take too long for spring creek fish to wise up. Having No hackle and CDC patterns are really the way to go.  As are cripples and knockdown patterns.  Don't forget a good rusty spinner for late in the afternoon through the evening hours.  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

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 7th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 88 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to great action on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks continues to be the word.  PMDS are the game and will be for another couple weeks.  Bugs tend to start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  There have been some good spinner falls first thing in the AM around 8 and fish are up on them for sure.  It's not every place on creeks, but keep you eyes open when you first get there and look for the swarms in the air.  This action may be relatively short lived however.  Next up is the main emergence.  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.  You can get fish to eat the Comparadun right now, but it's not going to take too long for spring creek fish to wise up. Having No hackle and CDC patterns are really the way to go.  As are cripples and knockdown patterns.  Don't forget a good rusty spinner for late in the afternoon through the evening hours.  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

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 28th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
All 3 spring creeks- Nelson, Depuy, and Armstrongs are reporting excellent fishing.  It's the peak of PMD time on the creeks.  There have been consistently good to great hatches on all 3 creeks now and the fish have really filled in too.  Nelson's is always very good.  Up till this week, Depuy's has seen more bugs and fish than Armstrongs, but the reports we've had are seeing that Armstrong's has been just as good now.  Bugs tend to start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  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.  You can get fish to eat the Comparadun right now, but it's not going to take too long for spring creek fish to wise up. Having No hackle and CDC patterns are really the way to go.  As are cripples and knockdown patterns.  Don't forget a good rusty spinner for late in the afternoon through the evening hours.  The hatch has been going long enough that there are daily spinner falls now as well. 

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

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 22nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
It's summer time to be sure on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks.  No shortage of folks putting their mettle to the test with the wily fish out here.  PMDs rule the day  and are definitely becoming the consisten hatch activity that we are supposed to be seeing.  Fish are looking for those PMDs!  Bugs tend to start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  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.  You can get fish to eat the Comparadun right now, but it's not going to take too long for spring creek fish to wise up. Having No hackle and CDC patterns are really the way to go.  As are cripples and knockdown patterns.  Don't forget a good rusty spinner for late in the afternoon through the evening hours.  The hatch has been going long enough that there are daily spinner falls now as well. 

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

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 14th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Warmer temps and sunny skies!  It's good to be in Paradise Valley!  Excellent conditions are ahead of us for the next several days. And hopefully the winds will keep to the low side.  On the creeks, PMDs are beginning to rule the day with better and better hatch activity each day.  Fish are looking for those PMDs!  Bugs should start mid to late morning and go through the afternoon.  It's not creek wide yet so place and time will vary some.  So if you find some coming off wherever you are on the creeks, definitely switch your fare to PMD emergers or duns for as long as you can.  Otherwise, midges are going to be the mainstay right now.  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.

Flies to Fling:
PMD Comaradun 16-18
Quigley's Hackle Stacker 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

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 8th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Once again, there seems to be a pattern starting here!  Cool if not cold weather on tap for Paradise Valley again this weekend.  Earlier in the week we saw the 80s.  It may be a bit before we see anything like that again.  Still, there's a few PMDs mixed in there  but we're still a week away from the real consistent yellow bug action.   Fish are looking for those PMDs if the action starts at all during the day.  So if you find some coming off wherever you are on the creeks, definitely switch your fare to PMD emergers or duns for as long as you can.  Otherwise, midges are going to be the mainstay right now.  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.


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