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Clouser Minnow

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The Clouser Minnow is arguably one of the most successful streamer patterns ever invented, particularly for smallmouth bass. This fly works in rivers, lakes, saltwater – nearly everywhere. Don’t be caught without a few Clousers on your next trip!

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Warmwater Fishing Opportunities

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While the trout fishing is still excellent, with the higher water a lot of folks are wanting to chase bass, pike, or carp on the fly. We have a ton of good warmwater fishing locally, with a wide variety of different locations and species to check out. Here’s a brief list of different species we have available locally, as well as locations to try and suggested gear. Expand your fly fishing horizon this summer!

Carp – There are tons of carp within an hour of Rapid City, and it’s a mostly overlooked resource. Carp will challenge even the most seasoned...

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Summer Bass Fishing – Gear and Tactics

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We’re getting into bass season in western South Dakota, and it will continue to be another great option for fly fishing through the fall. Largemouth Bass may be some of the most prevalent fish in the western half of South Dakota, so it makes sense to take advantage of them and create another option for yourself when the trout streams are too high & muddy, or if you just feel like doing something a little different and changing up the pace. Depending on the time of day, water temps, and weather conditions when you’re out you’ll find the fish anywhere from...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/14/2018

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Fishing continues to be solid throughout the Black Hills, and the moisture we’ve been getting has been great for the streams and the trout! We’ve been out quite a bit over the past week, both guiding and fishing on our own and have found a lot of willing fish. Nymphing is the name of the game most places, but there’s been some opportunities to fish smaller terrestrial patterns and a few Blue Winged Olive hatches as well.

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been fluctuating every time we get any moisture, and the fishing will most likely be dependent on the...

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Flies for the Missouri River

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Fishing on the Missouri River around Pierre, SD can be some of the most fun fishing of the year. Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Pike, and Walleye all eagerly take flies throughout the Spring and early Summer. Fishing over at Pierre isn’t exactly technical, and that’s one of our favorite parts about it. If you find a […]

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