There are a variety of midge and baetis hatches on the spring creeks. Midges are hatching in the morning. Make sure to bring long (9-12ft) light leaders (5x-6x) for the small bugs present on the streams. Nymphing can be a good option if there are no fish active on the surface. Use unweighted pheasant tails, zebra midges, and BWO nymphs/emergers. BWOs will likely come off in good numbers before too long. Especially with the cool and wet weather in the forecast. Be sure to have a variety of sizes of bother emergers, spinners, and duns for your baetis patterns to make the most out of the hatch.
The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive. Nelson's-(406) 222-6560, Armstrong's-(406) 222-2979, DePuy's-(406) 222-0221
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The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive.
Montana spring creeks are home to some of the most coveted wild trout waters found anywhere in the world. These small streams are spring-fed bodies of water characterized by consistent year-round water temperatures and stream flows. These stable environments provide exceptional habitat for many insect types along with the trout that feed on them. Generally speaking, there is dry fly fishing to be found just about any day of the year on the regional spring creeks.