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Black Hills Fishing Report

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The water has come down quite a bit on most of our streams over the past week, and most places – with the exception of Rapid Creek – are back down to near normal levels. The fishing has been excellent nearly everywhere, and even Rapid Creek has some great fishing from Pactola through Rapid City. Warmwater fishing opportunities for bass are getting started as well – it’s going to be a great week to be on the water in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is blown out. It’s going to be a couple weeks at the least before...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/31/2019

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We’ve had more than our fair share of moisture over the past week, and a lot of the streams around the area are pretty high. It looks like the weather over the next week should be much drier, and the creeks should continue to recede to a fishable level pretty quickly. In the meantime, there’s still plenty of options for fishing in the area.

Here’s the bad part – Rapid Creek, Spring Creek, Castle Creek below Deerfield, Box Elder, and pretty much all the other streams in the central hills are high and unfishable for the time being. Rapid Creek...

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Upcoming Fly Tying Demos and Classes

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We’re going to be doing fly tying demos on Saturdays here at the shop for the next couple months, as well as have some open classes at the shop during the week! We have a wide variety of demo and class topics that should cover a broad range of tier’s interests. We’ve updated our camera/projection game a bit, and it’ll be easier to see for everyone that comes down. All of the demos are free and start at 10am at the shop, and will run around an hour or so. Here’s a list of what we have scheduled for the next 2 months...

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Black Spectra Jig

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Shop Black Spectra Jig Materials

Easy to tie, durable fly that just works. Size 14-16 is a good all around size to try, and makes a good nymph in a hopper dropper rig. Larger ones work great for a point fly in a Czech nymph rig, as well as a weight fly under an indicator. Try in a variety of different colors and sizes!

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Camel Light Cranefly

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Shop Camel Light Cranefly Materials

Despite the cigarette filter look, this fly works amazing when there’s craneflies around. Trout love these big bugs, and they’ll go out of their way to eat them typically. Works great both dead drifted and skittered!

 

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