Spring Creeks

August 20, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2017

 The hotter weather has slowed down the Midges and PMD's. There are still some on the water but not as many as a month ago. Early mornings are the best to have a midge pattern or PMD on your line. Afternoons are where it's at now that the fish are looking for terrestrial patterns. Make sure you bring a good supply of hoppers, beetles, and ants. Nymphing is one way you can fish all day long with success. If you are going to nymph it up the action is with tail-water bugs like scuds, sow bugs but also have some caddis and midge larva.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Para Midge: 20-22, Midge cluster: 14-16, Renegade: 18-20, C-Um Spinner: 16-18-20, Morrish Hopper: 8-10-12-14, Grasshoppa; Purple, Pink: 8-10, Q's Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Morpho Ant: 15-17

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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