Spring Creeks

February 19, 2019

Fishing Conditions

February 19, 2019

 Cold and wind has plagued the livingston area as of late. As things warm up in a week or so, these creeks will return to form. Midges have been out and about and fish have been looking for them. My favorite midge patterns have been Griffiths Gnats and Matts Midges. A great pattern to trail off either of these is a Magic Fly, a WD-40, a Miracle Nymph or a Zebra Midge all in sizes 18 to 20. The nymph fishing has been good. There are various mayfly nymphs available to the fish along with midge larva and pupa, scuds, sow bugs and caddis larva. The fishing pressure has been minimal which could make the fish a little less weary of anglers.  


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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,

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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