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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 10th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 40 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/10/2015
The Creeks are still fishing well and should continue to be a solid choice for this weekend! The weather is shaping up and like the Yellowstone the baetis and midges should be out in adult and emerging stages. Be ready when the cloud cover hits for hatches. Inbetween use midge larva and pupa patterns. Scudies are still a good option.  Remeber light tippet and a long leaders. The $40/rod fee goes up to $80 on the 15th! Make sure to get out there this weekend.

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20

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Yellowstone River - April 10th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 40 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/10/2015
Ahh back in fishing mode! The river has cleared up quite a bit since last week and we again have seen some very fun and productive spring fishing. Mild temps this week and weekend with some cloud cover will bring out the midges and baetis in adult stages. Have dry flies, emerger patterns, and some soft hackels to use when you see the bugs! Small streamers and the old rubberlegs are patterns to use if the fish are not keyed in. Have fun out there this weekend!

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
BWO parachute sz 18, 20
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone River - April 3rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/3/2015
Holy early runoff! The upper Yellowstone river and throughout the valley saw some color this week. Looking at the data the Lamar river spiked up and we believe it was spewing mud our way. May have been the warm temps, may have been rain. We do know that is slowed down the fishing a bit. Today the river seems to be gaining clarity and should have decent visability by the weekend. The weatherman is predicting mild to cooler temps with below freezing temps overnight. This might slow the fish down so do the same with your streamers and nymphs. Probably will not see a lot as far as dry flies go but keep an eye out.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 3rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 4/3/2015
The Spring Creeks here in the Valley have been fishing good the last week or so. There have been some spawing rainbows but not in the numbers that are usually seen. Bright sun and warmer temps kept those fish on high alert and they are easily spooked. We were seeing some baetis flying about but it looks like this weekend will hold mild to cool temperatures with freezing temps overnight so don't expect any major hatches. Best bet will be with midge pupa and larva patterns for the time being. Scuds are also a good option. Once warmer temps roll around expect to see more bug action. Again this water is clear and slow moving for the most part. Light tippet and a long leader will give you the best chance at catching fish. It really is a great time to go fish these creeks with less pressure than the summer crowd and only $40/rod. If you have never done it, go explore them and have a blast!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20

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Yellowstone River - March 27th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 3/27/2015
Spring has Sprung! We are definitely feeling it here at the shop and the fish seem to know it too. With the warmer temps forcasted for this weekend expect water clarity to get a bit worse. This actually will be a good thing if it stays bright and sunny. We have experience fish chasing small streamers stripped VERY slowly and on the twitch. Midge pupa and larva are also good options for this time of year. If you feel like nymphing use a rubber legs or stonefly immitaion with a midge or caddis larve dropper. If the water gets warm enough start looking for bugs. Keep the wind in mind as that will affect you more than the fish!

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - February 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report
What a great past couple days on the creeks!  Sun, sun, and more sun!  And a few days without the wind that tears your eyes, and pulls water off the surface!  Sure makes a difference!  And with off-season winter rates of $40/angler who cares if the catching isn't spot on?  Just being on the water and relaxing in the warmth has been very enjoyable.  On the creeks-  the consistent water temps spell out that there's always some bug life hatching.  Midge pupa are the be mainstay, but look for slim baeits nymph patterns as well as scuds and possibly leeches as other possibilities to dead drift with. There have been a few reports of blue winged olives (baetis) seen and eaten on the creeks.  We are a little ways away however from consistently good dry fly baetis fishing.  While plying the creeks, it's a good idea to utilize longer leaders and lighter tippets than the ones fished on the bigger rivers. It is the norm here on the creeks, so be prepared for 5 6 and maybe even 7x. Fishing has been best late morining until mid to late afternoon. The forcast is calling for something of a return to winter late in the weekend to early next week so get out there and enjoy it now!

Recommended Flies:
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or olive
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20

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