Nelson's Spring Creek Professional Review and Guide
"Smaller, shorter, tougher sibling of Armstrong’s, across the Yellowstone River. If you have only one day to fish a spring creek in Paradise Valley, it probably ought not be Nelson’s, unless you want the supreme technical challenge. Only half-a-mile long, this spring creek rises on the east side of the Yellowstone directly across from Armstrong’s. Its course lacks the gradient of the O’Hair mileage of Armstong’s Spring Creek, rather resembling some of the slower flows on the DePuy section.
As summer’s sun warms the gravelly, cobbly bottom, aquatic grasses flourish. By August, were it not for cottonwoods along the bank, Nelson’s would resemble an English chalk stream. Undulating in the current, watery cress provides cover for big rainbows—up to 24 inches and more—and a few large browns. Species: Rainbow, brown, cutthroat. Angling methods: fly-fishing only."