Nelson’s Spring Creek Ranch is the most picture perfect spring creek one will ever see. The spectacular peaks of the Absarokas seem close enough to reach out and touch. This is Montana Fly Fishing at it’s best.
Our portion of the Spring Creek is located in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana, and is approximately 3/4 miles in length and is open all year. The Creek offers everything from sight fishing for cruising trout to bouncing nymphs through riffles. Special winter rates are available. We reserve six rods per day for catch and release fly fishing only.
Hatches of mayflies and midges can be outstanding. Pale morning duns, sulphurs, and blue winged olives are most fisher’s prime focus, but terrestrials can be deadly in the warmer months of late May through September.
There are plenty of good sized fish – rainbow trout, brown trout and native Yellowstone cutthroat trout with an average size range of 15″ to 19″ and a few well over 20″. The fish are not as spooky as they are selective. Nelsons’ also offer an on-site guiding service to help you entice those selective trout. 6X and 7X tippets are the rule, and you’ll need to have the right flies and “match the hatch” to catch fish here.
This premier fly fishing destination is located 9 miles south of the town of Livingston, Montana in Paradise Valley, just 40 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Nelson’s Spring Creek flows into the Yellowstone on the eastern side of the river. Click for directions.