Spring Creeks

August 20, 2018

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2018

Between sulphurs and PMD's, fish are eating yellow mayflies! There have been consistent bugs every day, so keep an eye out for the little yellow mayflies! High sun can make the fish weary so work slowly and watch closely! The bigger fish prefer these bugs over others it seems. Good patterns are the tilt wing dun, the rusty spinner, the brook sprout emerger, and bubble back and crack back nymphs. Nymphing has also been solid with small baetis and PMD nymphs, zebra midges, small worms, and sow bugs being the best producers.  Attractor time is here as well in Montana. Ants, beetles, and smaller trudes can be killer patterns out this way when nothing else seems to work. As always be cautious when walking through the water. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| CDC PMD: 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 14-18, Extended Body PMD: 14-18, Parawulff PMD: 14-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Renegade: 18-20

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, Split Back PMD: 16-18-20, Tailwater Tiny Rust and Olive: 18-20-22, Hogans Slow Guy PMD: 16-18 Hunchback Scud Pink, Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray: 16-18, Ray Charles Pink: 18-20 Floss Worm Red and Pink: 10

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 Home Invader Black: 2 Swimmin Jimmy: 8 Bling Minnow Pearl and Pearl/Gold: 6 Guida's Mirrored Minnow Gray, Olive, Barred: 6

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