Spring Creeks

June 20, 2018

Fishing Conditions

June 20, 2018

The spring creeks are a great place to be this time of year. Not only do they stay clear, but the dry fly bite begins to pick up. The blue winged olives are around and one can find fish sipping these little bugs throughout the day. Cloudy days are best for these bugs but sunny mornings and evenings can at times bring good emergences and spinner falls. Midges are also still present on the creeks and make a great back up option if the BWO's are not hatching. There have been more and more PMD's every day, so keep an eye out for the little yellow may flies! Nymphing has also been solid with small baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small worms, and sow bugs being the best producers.  This is also a good time of year to pitch around some leeches and smaller streamers to seek out a few of the hungry post spawn fish. 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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