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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/10/2018

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Winter has been here for the past few days, but it looks like the weather will be a little more favorable for getting out on the water later this week and this weekend. Despite the cold and damp weather, the fishing has continued to be excellent just about everywhere. Get out before winter actually comes!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, with more or less the same stuff as we’ve been doing well with over the past few weeks. If you’re in the deeper holes, nymph rigs with slightly smaller droppers have been working well. Make sure you’re close to...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/25/2018

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Fall is here, and the fishing continues to be solid. The weather is taking a turn towards the cooler side at the end of the week as well, which is a nice change from the warmer weather we had earlier this month. Fall is here, and the fishing is great!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, mostly with nymphs. Larger weight flies trailed by smaller, generic nymph patterns have been working well. Try a Jig Hare’s Ear, Brush Hog, or Tungsten Rainbow Czech in size 12-14 for your lead fly. Trail a size 14-18 Skinny Jig, Slim Jim, Soft...

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Fly Tying Baetis – Blue Winged Olive – Dry Fly Patterns

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Fall Baetis Hatch blue winged olive trout flies

Getting ready for fall Baetis hatches? Blue Winged Olive hatches are one of our major hatches in the fall, and the fish really take notices of all the little olive bugs on the water. Rapid, Castle, Spearfish, Crow, and Sand Creeks all see significant hatches of BWO’s from mid September through October typically, especially on cool and overcast days. The main portion of the hatch can last anywhere from 2-5 hours, and the...

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Black Hills Dry Fly Fishing Video

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Here’s a video we shot a few years ago that showcases some of the excellent dry fly fly fishing we have here in the Black Hills. This fall has been no exception so far, and should continue to be great throughout the next month – Enjoy!

We’re excited to publish our latest video, filmed and edited by Jacob DeGroot! Dave, Jacob, and Ryan got out on a local spring creek late last week, and found some excellent dry fly fishing. This video is a great representation of the exceptional fishing that we have here in the Black Hills. Jacob did...

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Black Hills Fall Hatches

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With the lower flows, longer nights, and cooler temps, we’ve been starting to see quite a few Blue Winged Olives hatching over the past few weeks, and the fish have been up on them pretty consistently. This is some of the best dry fly fishing we see all year, and it brings some nice fish up to feed on the surface for several hours each day. The hatch will continue through mid-October typically, and lasts the majority of the afternoon. If you like semi-technical dry fly fishing, the next month and a half will be your time of year! Here’s a...

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