Spring Creeks

May 26, 2020

Fishing Conditions

May 26, 2020

 Now that the freestone rivers are into run-off the spring creeks are on of your best options. Caddis hatches can get thick in May As well as BWO's Keep an eye out for them, especially on the cloudy calm days. The fish are spooky and smart, but willing to eat. Some of the creeks call for no bigger than 4x leader/tippet. As always, the key to catching fish on the creeks is stealth. Make a slow approach and make your first cast count. Running the old standards is the way to go. Small pheasant tails, scuds, sow bugs, baetis nymphs, caddis, soft hackles or zebra midges will get the job done. Small leaches are also a fun option on the warmer days. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| , CDC Emerger Pink: 14-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Renegade: 18-20, Loopy Cripple BWO: 18-20, CDC Biot Dun: 18-20, Sparkle Flag BWO: 18-22, Half Dun BWO: 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO: 16-20, Challenged BWO: 16-20, Bat Wing: 16-20, CDC Para Spinner BWO: 18-20, X-caddis: 16, Slow Water Caddis: 16, CDC Caddis: 14-16

Nymphs|CDC Biot Midge ,Purple Midge Pupa,Dirty Rat, PT softie, Pink Softie, S&M Nymph Brown and Olive: 16-18 Little Green Machine Chart and PT: 18-20, Silvey's Crystal Baetis Nymph: 16-18 Pearl PT: 16-18, Pearl Lightning Bug: 16-18, San Juan Worm Red: 8-10, Tailwater Tiny Rust and Olive: 18-20-22, Hunchback Scud Pink, Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray: 16-18, Ray Charles Pink: 18-20, Floss Worm Red and Pink: 10 , Magic Fly BWO: 18-20

Streamers|Black or Purple Bugger,Super Bugger Tan or Black, Micro Zonker Tan & Brown: 10 Mini Minnow Tan & Olive: 4 ConeNan The Barbarian Black & Olive: 8 Bling Minnow Pearl and Pearl/Gold: 6 Guida's Mirrored Minnow Gray, Olive, Barred: 6, Kreelux Gold/Copper/Silver: 4, Sparkle Minnow Brownie/Sculpin: 4, Sculpzilla Sunrise: 6, Mini Sex Dungeon Tan/Yellow

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