Dakota Fly Fishing

Clear mountain streams are closer than you think. Teaming with trout, the Black Hills offers fly-fisherman the almost mystic experience of a River Runs Through It. It’s a place where one can free the shackles of daily life and let go. A place where you’ll discover that being far away is so close.

During the 1950’s the Civilian Conservation Corps created more than 100 lakes in the Black Hills, only adding to the diversity of fly-fishing available in the area. These lakes provide a perfect proving ground for beginning or new fly fisherman. With brush free edges and large numbers of trout, anyone can feel like a pro on these waters.

The numerous streams flowing throughout the Black Hills offer some of the most challenging, and rewarding fly fishing available. Many streams have shore access and with a pair of waders, can be easily navigated. The streams hold some of the best brook, brown, and rainbow trout fishing and will often yield numbers you’d expect in a hatchery.

Dakota Angler and Outfitter of Rapid City is a great source of information on fly fishing in the Black Hills. They also provide accurate and up to date, weekly fishing reports online.

If you are like me, always waiting for the next “escape” from the constant grind of work, then point your front bumper toward the Black Hills and pack a fly rod. There’s an abundance of cold, clear water and hungry trout waiting closer than you’d expect.

For more information on fly fishing the black Hills check out these links:

Licensing: http://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/fish-licenses.aspx

Rules and Regulations: http://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/rules-regs.aspx

Local Information: http://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/home/thingstodo/outdoorrecreation/yearround/fishing

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