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Fall Water Condition Forecast!

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We’ve had one of the wettest years on record and Rapid City – what does that mean for the fishing? As anyone that’s fished around the area earlier this summer knows, we had some incredibly high and dirty water. We’re not in an area that has a ton of snowpack or normally gets a sustained runoff, so it was a bit different for us this year. Many of our streams were flowing at 15-20 times their average flow for quite some time. Successful fishing this spring required thinking out of the box in regards to areas to fish and flies to...

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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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High Water Nymphing Rigs and Techniques

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The lower half of this post is from 2015 when we had lots of water also, and we thought it would be helpful for folks this year as well! We have a lot of water in most of our streams this year, and it’s a little intimidating compared to the flows we’ve had over the past couple years. We’ll take high water whenever we can get it – it makes the fish much healthier, and helps give us good flows during the hot months of late summer. The fish still have to eat, and as long as there’s good visibility...

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