Report Date: 01/26/10 What a beautiful day for some winter fly fishing in Montana. Warm weather, light breeze and it’s January! A little bit out of the ordinary for this time of the year, but you’ve got to take advantage when everything lines up. We stopped out by DePuy’s Spring Creek for a couple hours to do some fishing.
Not much of a hatch, but a few midges and some small beatis. The hatch would have been a bit better but a light SW breeze picked up around 11am and kept the bugs from going stronger.
Weather & Water Conditions:
The weather was in the low 40s with sunny skies and a light and SW breeze. Water conditions as always on the spring creek were perfect.
Shallow water nymphing all the way. Small indicators fished in the slower water and along steam lines was most effective.
Tiny, sizes 18 – 22. Brassies, Zebra Midges, Miracle Midges for the midges and very small P.T. Nymphs for the baetis.
If you missed our recent Montana Fly Fishing in Winter Article make sure to check it out.