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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/1/2019

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We’ve got some wintry weather coming over the next 24 hours, but the fishing has been solid and the weather this coming weekend looks excellent. Flows have come up a bit on a few local streams, which will get some fish moving around a bit as well. The fishing this fall has been the best we’ve seen in awhile, and should continue to be fantastic!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, and is flowing right around 100 cfs – which is a perfect flow. From Silver City up the trailhead quite a distance has been fishing well, and there’s some...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/25/2019

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Fishing has continued to be great throughout the Black Hills, and the fall-like weather over the coming week should bring more solid fishing. Nearly everywhere has been fishing well – fall is arguably our favorite time to fish in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is around 90 cfs, and is fishing well. Nymph fishing will get the most action – the water is still a bit on the dirty side, so you can get away with fairly large flies. Tungsten Rainbow Czechs, Squirmy Worms, Brush Hogs, Jig Hare’s Ears, Slim Jims, and various other patterns will work well. Fish...

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Spring BWO Hatches

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Some of the best dry fly fishing we get every year is in the Spring on Rapid Creek in town when the Blue Winged Olives start coming off, and this year is no exception. Spring hasn’t been very Spring-like this year, but the bugs have been coming off just about every day in good numbers and the fish have definitely been up on them. The hatch has been lasting for a good portion of the day, so there hasn’t been much of a reason to fish nymph rigs.

The fish haven’t been particularly selective, as long as your fly is...

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Fly Tying Blog – Ryan’s Winter Tying

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This is the time of year that I start restocking my boxes for the summer, but I often get sidetracked by tying flies for nearly immediate use. My usual MO is to decide I’m going to go fishing, and sit down and tie a frantic half dozen of this or that, even though I probably have […]

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Black Hills Fishing Report – May 11, 2015

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After receiving some much needed moisture and some wintery weather this past weekend, Black Hills streams are coming into great shape! The flows are coming up, the bugs are hatching, and the fish have been eating. Stoneflies and Blue Winged Olives are the predominant hatches, and the nymphing has been pretty great everywhere. Streamer fishing has been good too, […]

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