Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week
Small leech imitations, dry/droppers, and of course wooly buggers of all shapes and sizes can be very productive this time of year. Your usual prospecting dry flies can be very productive on cloudy days. You will catch lots of fish on the dropper, try some perdigon nymphs and even some flashback pheasant tails and your bound to hook a few! bzzzzzzz. cicadas Crystal stimulator to a pheasant tail! If you wanna catch some bigger fish in certain sections, throw a peeping caddis and bounce it off the bottom on undercut banks and hold on.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 9/12/22
Be careful with the flows as the rain can dirty up this creek quickly! Wild browns can be found south of the Horton creek confluence.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/12/22
This is a small creek and a stealthy approach will rain supreme! Watch your shadows as you approach the pools and make your first cast count! Dry-droppers will be your best friend this time of year, try a stimulator to a mayfly nymph (Copper John, Pheasant Tail, or a Hares Ear) and fish from the back of the pool to the front. If fishing below the Horton Creek confluence, try fishing some bigger streamers and you may hook into a Wild Brown. Peeping caddis imitations can produce some larger fish this time of year down there!
Local Species Available Year Round
|Adams Parachute Dry Fly||natural,hares ear||16-20|
|Parachute Pheasant Tail||phesant tail||16-20|
|Bead Head Krystal Caddis Larva||Olive,tan||14-18|
|Semi Seal||Dark colors (black/r||6-12|
|Tungsten Jig Bugger||olive,black||8-12|
Adams Parachute Dry Fly
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
3-Weight 7' 6" Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line