Just returned from a wet day of guiding on Spring Creek below Sheridan Lake. We had a great morning despite the downpour. A family of four from Chicago had their first ever fly fishing outing, and the trout were readily taking their (well guided) offerings.
Our clients used Red Fox Squirrel Nymphs, Barr's Tungteasers, and Bead Head Mini Leeches. These patterns worked quite well. Browns and rainbows were easily found in the pools and runs along the bridges on Sheridan Lake Road.
A few Blue Winged Olives were hatching but the fish didn't take to the top.
At any rate, it was great to see Spring Creek fishing so well. The recent drought impacted the stretch below Sheridan Lake severely. For now things are on the up and up. The fish are healthy and make a good pull on the end of the line.
I look forward to the trico hatches in a month or so, or the little yellow stoneflies in a week or two. It is awesome to have this stretch of stream back.