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Black Hills Fishing Report – 3/10/2017

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We’re having a little return to winter today, but the forecast for this weekend is looking promising to get out and do a little fishing! Fishing in the Black Hills has been great over the past few week, and should continue to be fantastic. Flows on a couple local streams have come up a bit and made fishing considerably easier, and the BWO hatch has started many places as well.

Rapid Creek below Pactola doubled in flow a few days ago, which is fantastic for the fishing and the fish. When the water comes up a bit the fish spread...

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Black Hills Fly Fishing Report – 8/6/2016

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The weather has shifted to the cooler side over the past few days, and the fish are diggin’ it. We’ve been on the water just about every day over the past few weeks, and the fishing has been fantastic just about everywhere. The Sturgis motorcycle rally starts this coming Monday, but the traffic hasn’t been bad at all. We’ve been having a ton of fun fishing dry-dropper rigs lately, and the fish have been looking up pretty frequently. August is terrestrial season, and it can bring some of the best dry fly fishing of the year!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been...

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3 Tips For Fighting Big Trout

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We’ve all lost big fish for one reason or another. I’ve done it a lot, and I’ve seen clients do it a lot. The first sight of a big fish that’s hooked to the end of your fly line can be a rattling moment for many people, and it ultimately ends up in the loss of many big trout. I’ve done it plenty of times. Sometimes there’s forces out of your control and things you can’t control that result in losing the fish, but oftentimes you can prevent it. Here’s a few tips that we’ve found to aid in actually getting the fish...

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Missouri River Trout

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When fly fishermen think of the Missouri River, most think of the stretch below Holter Dam near Craig, Montana. The Missouri there is a typical tailwater trout tiver – complete with all the hatches and insane numbers of trout per mile. When South Dakota fly fishermen think of the same river, we most often think […]

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Prairie Trout.

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We got out on the water a bit last week, and had some good luck even with the windy conditions! We headed up to Crow Creek mid-week with the expectation of hitting a good Blue Winged Olive hatch with a few midges tossed in for good measure, but the wind had different ideas. Bugs were […]

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