Hot Creek is flowing slow and low. Dead weed patches dot the river here and there but generally don’t bother a well placed fly. Dry fly action is a little less predictable but one can find fish eating dry flies on the surface. The same fly patterns still apply: BWO emerger and Baetis nymph patterns is sizes #18-22: Split Case Caddis, Bubble Back BWO, PT’s, WD-40’s, Soft Hackles in green and orange, and small caddis worms. Poly wing Midge Emergers are a must #18-22. For Dries try: Ext Body BWO’s #18-22, CDC BWO’s #18-20, #22 griffiths gnats, Henry’s Fork Caddis #18-20 and other variations of these suggested patterns will get you fish on Hot Creek when fished correctly.. Usually only accessible by foot this time of year, snow has not fallen and vehicle access is still available.