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Black Hills Fishing Report – 2/28/2020

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The longer days and nicer weather have created some fantastic fishing opportunties around the Black Hills over the last couple weeks! The fishing has been great on most area streams, and the dry fly fishing has really picked up as well. The weather this weekend looks excellent to get out and enjoy some Black Hills fly fishing!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is mostly frozen and off color. We’ve had a lot of people ask about it lately – give it a few more weeks or a month and the fishing will be good up there.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is...

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Purple Squirrel Jig

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Purple has been an excellent producer for us for several years, and this fly is no exception. Whether you fish it as a weight fly, under a hopper, or as a dropper fly on a Euro rig, it produces fish. Great template to tie in other colors as well!

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Frenchie Variant

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The Frenchie has been a fantastic fly for us for the past several seasons, and this hot butt variant is no exception. Mix up the thorax and tag color for tons of effective variations. If you’re heading out to your favorite trout stream or river this is one fly that you’re not going to want to be without!

Material List

Hook: Firehole Sticks 317 Size 16-22

Bead: Firehole Stones Nickel Bead or Tungsten Nickel/Silver Bead sized to match

Thread: 12/0...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 1/2/2020

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As far as January weather and fishing goes, the next week looks to be fantastic! We have had some great fishing over the past few weeks, and the weather looks like it’s going to stay in the 40s over the next week – great weather to get out and fish.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is at 40 cfs, which is a great wintertime flow. Nymph fishing is going to be your best bet for numbers of fish, but you might run into a few fish eating midges on the surface as well. Small flies will be the name of the game...

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Black Hills Fishing Report 12/6/2019

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Now that some of the snow has melted and getting to the streams is easier, the fishing has been solid! Rapid Creek, Spearfish Creek, and Spring Creek have been the three best options over the past couple weeks. The weather tomorrow looks to be fantastic, and will be a great December day to get out on the water.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is fishing well, primarily with nymphs. There’s still a few browns spawning, so be mindful of fish that are in water that seems abnormally shallow and fish that are obviously on redds – a circular, lighter colored piece of...

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