Spring Creeks

November 29, 2020

Fishing Conditions

November 29, 2020

 Now that winter looks to be setting in, the spring creeks will have the most consistent conditions but this is also what make the fishing so challenging. The creeks are always a great option this time of year when other rivers are iced up. 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. If you don't you may need to give that fish a break for at least 20 minutes or cast to a different fish. 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 and wooly buggers are also a fun option. 


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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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