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Pierre White Bass

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Saturday afternoon Karl, Dave and I made the trek over to Pierre to fish for White Bass, and ended up having a pretty successful trip! We got to Pierre around 3 in the afternoon, and the wind was blowing at hurricane-like speeds. Not ones to be deterred, we strung up our 7 and 8 weights with intermediate tip lines and Maxima and tried to stay upright in the wind while walking down to the river. We all had various clouser-style patterns on, and headed for one of Dave’s favorite smallmouth and white bass spots. It was on the upstream side of...

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Missouri River Warmwater Class – May 21-22

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After the success of our Pike class, we’re going to offer a Fly Fishing the Missouri River class on May 21st here at the shop. Flyfishing for the  warmwater species of the Missouri River in South Dakota is some of our favorite fishing of the year! May is one of the ideal months to make the […]

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Choosing a Warmwater Fly Line

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The world of warm water fly fishing is a completely different animal. Fly fishing for trout is pretty standardized stuff for most people, especially in terms of flies, leaders, and fly lines. However, when the White Bass run or the great Pike fishing comes around every year and people are looking at getting a heavier rod for […]

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Tying with Dave Gamet- Tying the Soft Claw Craw Crawfish Fly

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Dave’s Soft Claw Craw

Dave Gamet of Dakota Angler & Outfitter ties his Jig Craw, a consistent producer for us on everything from brown trout to smallmouth and carp. This crawfish fly is a must have on the missouri river near pierre and on Lake Oahe. We have also fished this in Wisconsin on the Flambeau river, and the bass loved this soft claw crawfish fly. Tie up a few to stuff in your warmwater box, you won’t be disappointed!

The Soft Claw Craw features materials that give the fly...

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Barr’s Slumpbuster

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Barr’s Slumpbuster

This is a great pattern from Colorado’s John Barr. We have strayed a little bit from the original, but it still catches it’s share of fish. Tie this in a few color schemes and it will become a go-to streamer pattern for you. Tie this pattern onto your tippet with a no slip loop knot.

I tied this slumpbuster with rabbit strips- John Barr uses squirrel zonker strips. The squirrel strips are great on smaller flies. The rabbit strips work well on larger hook sizes (size 6-2).

Materials...

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