DePuy Spring Creek is a world-class trout fishery nestled between the breathtaking vistas of the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges in Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana.
This is a classic western spring creek in every sense. The mayflies, midges, caddis, terrestrials, and other aquatic insects are richly abundant, and the hatches predictable and prolific.
The number of rods per day is limited to 16, on 5km of water. At busy times, there are almost always 16 rods on the creek (at up to $100 a rod)! On the positive side this means that the trout are well habituated to fishermen, and not easily put off. On the other hand, even the slightest sniff of micro drag will have them ignore a drift.
Of course we cheated when the afternoon got slow (or maybe we were just not good enough), and took quite a number of unsuspecting fish on the trusty old RAB. It probably counts as cheating, but it still put a smile on the day.
- The Travelling Fisherman