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Guided Trips

Guide Service – Guided Fly Fishing Trips

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Our guides work hard to make your trip a success.

Black Hills Guided Fly Fishing Trips

The Black Hills area offers a wide range of fishing opportunities to the fly fisher. Most of our clients prefer to fish Black Hills streams such as Rapid, Spring, Box Elder and Castle creeks. On the water the fly fisher can encounter brook, brown, and rainbow trout. The fishing is excellent year-round, although the best months are April through October.

The Hills have excellent hatches of caddis, mayflies and midges through out the spring and summer as well as fantastic “Hopper Hatches” during September and October. Some of our hatches include the black, tan, and olive caddis (Hair Wing Caddis), Baetis mayfly (Blue Wing Olive), Isoperla, Little Yellow Stones (Yellow Sally’s). As the weather warms the fishing with terrestrials can be awesome; ants, beetles, and hoppers are the main types of flies used.

Black Hills Guide Service

Our guides strive to make the day a memorable experience. They combine their years of knowledge with a positive attitude to help the client achieve their goals for the day. The guides will be happy to provide their services to any level of fly fisher; from novice to experienced anglers. No fishing experience is necessary to participate in a guided trip, in fact we think they are the best way to be introduced to fly fishing.

Black Hills Guided Fly Fishing Trip Pricing

1/2 Day Trip-

  • One or Two Anglers……$250
  • Three Anglers…………….$375 for one guide – $499 for 2 guides*
  • For parties of three you can choose to have an additional guide. For anglers new to fly fishing this ensures more one-on-one time with your guide.

Full Day Trip-

  • One or Two Anglers……$425*
  • Three Anglers…………….$599 1 guide – $850 for 2 guides*
  • For parties of three you can choose to have an additional guide. For anglers new to fly fishing this ensures more one-on-one time with your guide.

* All trip prices are subject to 7.5% state sales tax

**We Practice Catch and Release on all of our guided fishing trips**

**Felt Soled Wading shoes are banned in South Dakota. If bringing your own gear please remember to bring rubber soled boots. If you don’t have rubber soled boots you can use a pair of ours for your trip.**

Large Group Details (8 or more anglers)

We are happy to guide larger parties (8 or more anglers). Our staff has successfully guided larger groups for family reiunions, corporate events, and the like. Details:

  • 1/2 Day Trips……….$125 per person in the party
  • Full Day Trips………$200 per person in the party

Please contact us for additional details regarding scheduling a large party outing. We can arrange for special transportation and pickup for groups.

Guided Trip Information

What We Provide

  • Guide provides water and lunches on full day trips.
  • Rods and waders are supplied if needed at no additional cost.
  • Maximum Guide to Client Ratio is 1:3. Parties larger than 3 people will require additional guides.

What to Bring

Nonresidents License Fees are:

        • $18.00 for One Day
        • $38.00 for Three Consecutive Days
        • $69.00 for an Annual License


DAO Inc. operates under a special use permit on the Black Hills national Forest.

Cancellation Policy

A valid credit card # is required to book the trip. Cancellations within 24 hrs. of the trip or “no shows” will result in a charge of 100% of the trip’s total cost. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the trip date will require a $100 cancellation fee. The cancellation fee can be credited towards a future trip. Cancellations due to special circumstances will be taken with consideration and fees may be waived.

How to Book a Trip

Give us a call at the shop during store hours – 605-341-2450