With warm weather upon us, fishing season is getting going a bit earlier than normal. Hatches have picked up in the past week. Midges and Baetis are the hatching daily. Little Black Stoneflies are hatching here and there. Nymphing has been good to excellent. If you’re willing to cover water and chuck a streamer, you will be rewarded. To make sure you’re ready for the spring conditions check out these fly suggestions.
Keep these patterns in your box during the spring months in the Black Hills. You will be ready for hatches of Baetis, Midges, and Little Black Stoneflies.
These four nymphs will work across the Black Hills this spring. For faster water go with the top two nymphs. For slower or clearer water try the nymphs on the bottom row.
For trout….big trout…try a Lil Kim or double bunny streamer. Cover water and fish the structure. You might be surprised what you find!
Streamers for Pike and Lake Trout
Rainbow Murdich Minnow- Pactola and Sheridan Lake Fly of the Year Candidate
A new color of one of our all time favorite flies. This is going to be an awesome addition to the Murdich Minnow Family.
Flash Deep Minnow Pink/White – Pike and Lakers will eat this fly…I just know it
This fly will spend some time swimming in Pactola this spring. Hold on tight!