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Black Hills Fishing Report – 3/18/2020

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With all of the craziness going on right now, getting out and going fishing is one of the best things we can be doing right now! The fishing around the Black Hills area has been fantastic, and everything is waking up from winter. Fishing has been excellent on most Black Hills streams, and should continue to be great. Get out and socially distance yourself with some Black Hills fly fishing!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is off color, but there are some nice rainbows to be had if you’re willing to fish bigger stuff. Worms, Leeches, and various larger jig patterns are...

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Black Hills Fishing Report 9/1/2017

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We’re going to warm up for a few days, but the fishing continues to be solid and will only get better with the shorter days and cooler temps forecasted for next week. The big three – Rapid, Castle, and Spearfish are still your best bets, but some of the smaller streams are starting to fish consistently well also.

Rapid Creek near Silver City is fishing alright, and is better the further up you hike. Dry-dropper rigs will get the job done, with Peacock Jigs and various other tungsten patterns in size 16-18 working well. The fishing near Black Fox is...

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Dakota Angler Custom Flies

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When we’re all out guiding every day in the summer, we’re always experimenting with dozens of different flies that are fresh off our vises. After a few weeks or months, a few of them make their way to the top of the pile and earn more or less permanent spots in our fly boxes. We’ve been […]

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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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Lower Water & Terrestrials! Black Hills Fly Fishing

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The weather is hot, but the fish don’t seem to mind! The water flows on Rapid Creek have dropped to 125 cfs, which is a nice improvement. 150 was fine, but the extra 25 cfs missing makes the fish considerably more likely to come up to the surface. There are a zillion hoppers around, especially in the basin! […]

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