Buzz's Spring Creek Fishing Report September 17, 2017  

   The dry fly action on the Creeks is pretty good with fish rising to Midges,a few Baetis and Terrestrials. The nymph fishing has been good as there are plenty of fish in lhe Creeks.

   There are now fair Midge hatches and they are occurring in the mornings and sometimes again in the afternoons. My favorite Midge patterns have been: our Captive Midge, a Harrop CDC Hanging Midge, a Buzz's CDC Midge, a Harrop CDC Emerging Midge or a Harrop Gray Adult Midge all in sizes 20 to 22. A great pattern to trail off any of these is Gary's Midge Pupa, a WD-40, a Miracle Nymph or a Zebra Midge all in sizes 18 to 22.

  There is a sporadic Baetis hatch on most afternoons. My favorite patterns for this are our Max’s Baetis, a CDC Baetis Comparadun, a Harrop Gray Olive Emerger or a Harrop Gray Olive Biot Dun, all in a size 20 or 22.

  Terrestrial fishing is now decent in the afternoons. Ants (sizes 18-20), Beetles (sizes 16-18), Hoppers (14) and Crickets (12) have been effective between hatches. My favorite patterns are a Tri Ant (18-20), a Hi Vis Foam Ant (18), a Harrop Beetle (16), a Foam Beetle (18), a Harrop Spring Creek Hopper (14), a Daves Hopper (14) or a Stalcup Cricket (12).

   The Nymph fishing has been good. There are various Mayfly nymphs available to the fish along with Midge Larva and Pupa, Scuds, Sow Bugs and Caddis Larva. Midge Larva and Midge Pupa patterns, Sawyer Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow Bugs, Caddis Larva and WD-40's have all been very effective.

   Most of the flies suggested above are locally tied and have been developed especially for the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks by the Spring Creek Specialists Fly Shop.  

      We now have over 500 patterns just for the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, including 65 patterns by Rene Harrop. 


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