Monday, January 25, 2016

Black Hills FlyFishers 2016 Auction - March 19th

Mark your calendars! The annual auction is coming up. This year's auction will be held at the Dahl Fine Arts Center on March 19th. Doors will open at 5:30 and the live auction will start at 7pm.

The auction is the Black Hills FlyFishers main fundraising event of the year. Come out and support all the great projects the club is involved in. This is especially important now that the number of stream rehabilitation projects are increasing. 

Donate Gear to the Auction

One of the popular features of the annual  Black Hills Fly Fishers Auction is the array of nearly-
new, little-used articles of flyfishing gear donated by BHFF members,  which are usually placed on the Silent Auction tables.  If you have duplicates of gear, or have gear which you have not used much, please consider donating it to the BHFF Silent Auction.  You can drop the gear off anytime at Dakota Angler & Outfitter so that we can get an idea of the number of items to be included in the Silent Auction.

You can make another flyfisherman very happy to buy some good gear at a great price as a Silent Auction Winner!

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Auction is Tomorrow!

The Big Auction is almost here. Join us Saturday night (March 22nd) at the Dahl Fine Arts Center- in the Vucurevich Room. The doors open at 5:30 pm and the live auction will begin at 7:00pm. Appetizers will be served and there is a bar available. See you at the Dahl!

We have some great items in this year's auction- take a look:

Card Raffle 

$20 card raffle.  Winston Rod. It’s a Zen thing.  Sponsored by Dale Christensen & Mary Burns of Papa Murphy's. 

$10 card raffle.  Galvan Rush 5 reel.  Sponsored by Mike Lees of Western Communications.    

Live Auction Items 

1)  Tenkara Rod.  There's been a lot of talk in fly-fishing circles about a Tenkara rod,  and later in this live auction listing we have a modern Tenkara rod.  This rare item, my friends, is the "Original Tenkara Rod", and quite possibly the first one every made.  A true beauty, with rare and exquisite copper guides that are consistent with the finest rods of this genre.  Generously donated by our friends Denny McKay and Jim Allison.  

2)  Tying Organizer.  From Fishpond, a Road Trip Tying Organizer.  Sponsored by Jim & NancyHawke.  

3)  Thread Organizer.  Here we have a nice thread spool organizer, built by Shawn Walz.   
Special thanks to Shawn Walz for his support of the 2014 auction. 

4)  Ice-Fishing Rods.  The famous "Green Hornet" ice-fishing rod, from the movie "Grumpy Old Men".  Also includes a brook trout ice-fishing rod.  Donated by Jay Hieb.

5)  Art.  "The Fly Caster", by Brett Smith.  Donated by Richard Leir. 

6)  Fly Box.  Wheatley "Artist Series" flybox, embossed with artwork from Derek DeYoung.  Very cool item.  Sponsored by Jim Hutto of HF Webster.  

7)  Wading Boots.  Simms "Freestone" Boots.  Can be exchanged for proper size at Dakota Angler & Outfitter.  Donated by Gary Jensen of Beardsley, Jensen, and Von Wald.  

8)  Net.  Here we have a MeasureNet Guide Net.  The extendable handle makes this ideal for personal watercraft or a boat.  Sponsored by Forest Products Distributors.  

9)  Rolling Duffel.  Need more space?  This will solve your problem.  A "Bumpy Road" Cargo Duffel, made of cordura nylon.  Size Large, in a Sitka Spruce color.   Sponsored by Black Hills Forest Resources.

10)  Pants.  From Simms, a pair of "Exstream" pants in dark gunmetal color.  These provide serious cold-weather protection.  Size Extra Large, but can be exchanged for proper size at  Dakota Angler.  Sponsored by Bonnie and Jack Edwards. 

11)  Art.  A magnificent trout statue - 12" x 12" on a pedestal.  Generously donated by Jim Dertien.  

12)  Cooler.  Tip back a cold one at the end of the day with this Yeti cooler.  Yeti is legendary for producing the highest quality coolers available.  This is a "Roadie 20" (20 liter) cooler.  Sponsored by Bill & Judy Wittrig.  

13)  Rod.  Here's a terrific rod for your arsenal.  A 8' 4 wt. 4-piece Cabelas rod, and an excellent tool for  Black Hills trout.  Donated by a great friend of the BHFF, Dr. Bob Akerson.  

14)  Vise.  Renzetti has long provided the highest quality tying vises on the market, and this  "Traveler 2300" model with a pedestal base is no exception.  Sponsored by Ev & Roberta Hoyt.

15)  Flyfishing Outfit.  Redington Crosswater Outfit.  Redington has long stood for high quality gear at a reasonable price.  The Crosswater outfit includes quality Redington components, and would make an exceptional starter package for a new angler.  Donated by Gary Jensen of Beardsley, Jensen, and Von Wald.

16)  Italian Dinner Basket.  What a great basket.  Includes Italian red and Italian white wine (two bottles recommended by Canyon Lake Liquor), gourmet pasta, gourmet red pasta sauce, Italian-style crackers, olive bruschetta spread, and chocolate-covered sea salt caramels from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  Donated by our great friends Bonnie and Jack Edwards. 
17)  Sunglasses.  X-ray vision for trout.  Here we have a pair of Smith “Serpico” matte desert polarized sunglasses with brown lenses.  Look like famed NYPD narcotics agent Frank Serpico while you're shaking down the big trout.  Sponsored by Wayne & Gwynn Hansen.  

18)  Cedar Chest.  Measuring 36" x 20" x 22", this beautiful cedar-lined chest was built from blue-stained pine from the Black Hills.  Outstanding craftsmanship, and a great donation from Jeff Cosier.  

19)  Custom Rod.  Beautiful three-piece rod in a 9' 5wt., on a Pacific Bay IM-6 blank.  Donated by Ev Hoyt, with a big assist by the builder, Jerry Newman.  

20)  Art.  Here we have three beautiful photos from the past year from the lens of (the man, the legend) Don Polovich.  Special thanks to Don Polovich for this great donation.  

21)  Flies.  David Gamet is as handy at the vise as anyone in the Black Hills, and these are some absolutely exquisite flies.  Special thanks to David, a long-time supporter of the BHFF.  

22)  Quilt.  "Elusive Catch" throw quilt, created and quilted by Nancy Dustin.  Includes an "Elusive Catch" panel by Ron Jenkins.  Awesome stuff here, and a great donation.    

23)  Flyfishing Outfit.  Another super Redington outfit.  A Redington 9' 5wt., two-piece rod, with reel, line and backing.  Donated by Mike Lees.

24)  Jacket.  An outstanding Simms ADL jacket featuring Windstopper fleece.  Size XL.  No exchange for a different size is available.  Special thanks to Wharf Resources for sponsoring this jacket. 

25)  Boat Bag.  From Umpqua, a "Famous 2500" boat bag.  As you'd expect from a quality boat bag, the Famous 2500 will carry most small boats, and some of the medium-sized ones.  A $200 value, sponsored by our friends at Black Hills Power.

26)  Art.  An original painting - "Castle Creek Casting Perfection".  Donated by Jay Hieb.  

27)  Jacket.  A super-warm "Exstream" jacket from Simms.  This would be a great combination with the "Exstream" pants shown earlier in this auction listing.  Size XXL, but can be exchanged for proper size.  Sponsored by our old friend and supporter Rob Varilek of Budget Car and Truck Rental.
28)  Art.  Man, not only is the guy the “King of Auctioneers”, he’s also pretty handy too.  A decorative diamond willow fly rod, including reel and line, made by Denny McKay.  Thanks to Denny for being our auctioneer once again, and for this great auction item as well. 
29)  Nymphing instruction.  Ace angler David Gamet will provide a fly fishing class on nymphing.  The class is for three people, will last for three hours, and will include segments on Tenkara and Czech nymphing.  After this class, you'll need to register your rods as deadly weapons.  Special thanks to David Gamet for this great donation.  Look for David's flies later in this auction listing.  

30)  Flies.  Here we have a box containing a massive pile of finely-crafted flies direct from the vises of Dakota Angler & Outfitter.  88 shop flies in a shop box, representing a comprehensive selection of flies for all seasons of the Black Hills.  Guaranteed to catch fish, and easily worth a couple of Grovers.  Special thanks to Dakota Angler for this great donation, and for all of their work on the BHFF 2014 auction.  

31)  Bed and Breakfast.  Sleep next to Rapid Creek at the Hisega Lodge, located west of Rapid City on Hwy 44.  Hisega is easily one of the coolest places in the Black Hills.  A historic old lodge, and an epic breakfast.  One night’s stay, generously donated by Ken and Carol Duncan of Hisega Lodge.  

32)  Waders.  Simms "Freestone" stockingfoot waders.  Size Large, but can be exchanged for proper size.  A great pair of waders and a $250 retail value, sponsored by Dale Applequist.  
33)  Art.  An original watercolor painting, entitled "Rise & Shine".  Generously donated by Shellie Byers & Dave Evans.

34)  Rod.  From Tenkara USA, a "Iwana" 11' Rod.  I use that phrase "Iwana" a lot around my house.  "Iwana beer."  "Iwana nap."  "Iwana dinner".  It's a great phrase.  I recommend it highly.  Sponsored by J. Scull Construction Services.  

35)  Waders.  Simms G3 Guide Waders, in size Large.  Will fit a size 9-11 foot.  These are premier waders, but cannot be exchanged for a different size.  Sponsored by David Hillard of RBC Wealth Management.  

36)  Art.  "Red Spot" a signed Derek DeYoung print (1/150) of a brown trout flank.  $300+ value.  Donated by Jeff Olson.  

37)  Rod.  A very nice St Croix Imperial rod - all-but-new in a 10' 8wt. 4-piece configuation.  Just call this thing the King of the River.  Donated by a great supporter of the BHFF, Richard Milanowski.

38)  Reel.  Hardy is one of the legendary names in fly reels, and for tonight's auction we have a Hardy "Ultralite 3000DD" disc drag reel.  Extreme quality, sponsored by our friends at Black Hills Federal Credit Union. 

39)  Art.  An original oil painting entitled "Do You Want A Coffee With That Roll".  Awesome piece, from the donors and artists Shellie Byers & Dave Evans.

40)  Rod.  Powell rods have always been classics, and this one's no exception.  A Powell TMX 9' 6wt., 4-piece rod.  Donated by Richard Milanowski. 

41)  Art.  Stunning craftsmanship. This is a unique fly tied by our own Hans Stephenson.  It’s big.  It has lots of diamonds. The diamonds and setting were generously donated by Marty Skovran of Landstrom’s Jewelry. 
42)  Art.  Original oil painting - "Pactola Basin" by Sandy Newman.  Sandy is a Signature Member of Artist of the Black Hills, and a terrific supporter of the BHFF.  Donated by the artist.    
43)  Guided Black Hills Trip.  Here we have a full day guided trip, generously donated by Shaun LeZotte.  For those of you that don’t know him, Shaun is an experienced and enjoyable guide working out of Dakota Angler & Outfitter.  He'll put you on the fish.  Special thanks to Shaun for his support of this auction.  
44)  Pheasant Hunt.  One day upland bird hunt for two people at Vallery's High Plains Game Ranch, located somewhere out there near Spearfish.  We very appreciative of Randy & Ronda Vallery's contribution to this year's auction.  
  1. Golf.  As I understand it, The Golf Club at Devil’s Tower is now a “member only” course, and not open to the public.  Nonetheless, they have offered a great donation – 18 holes of golf for a foursome, including two carts.  I’ve golfed (ok, ok, I beat the ground with sticks) this course a few times in the past, and it’s spectacular.  Generously donated by The Golf Club at Devils Tower.  

46)  Rod.  Here's a bruiser for you.  Whether you're hucking big streamers, hunting Bonefish, or chasing Northerns.    A Winston BIII-SX 9' 8wt., four-piece rod.  Winston's have long been known as "Zen Rods", and truly represent the best of the rod-builders art.  Sponsored by Toyota of the Black Hills and Rapid Chevrolet.  
47)  Smallmouth Trip.  John Cooper, South Dakota's foremost expert on smallmouth flyfishing on the Missouri River, has donated a guided trip for two flyrod anglers on a one day float / boat trip on the Missouri River near Pierre.  Cooper is the former Secretary of the GFP and is currently Chair of the SDGFP Commission.  He is an extremely knowledgeable smallmouth angler with a great deal of experience on the Missouri river.  To top it off, John is a blast!  The BHFF is grateful to Coop for this terrific donation.     
48)  North Platte River.  Join Ryan Anderson of the Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Service on a guided trip down the North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming.  The Platte below Grey Reef has become one of the most prolific fisheries in the Mountain West, and is often referred to as “the Bighorn without the crowds”.  Note that the gratuity is not included, so give the poor guide a decent tip.    Please note that this is a one-day trip for two anglers.  

49)  Guided Dove Hunt.  Bird-hunting king Pat Brown will host two intrepid dove hunters on his farm near Scenic for a guided dove hunt.  Pat has even promised to bring in two outstanding hunting guides that are widely regarded as both remarkable outdoorsmen and crack shots.  Package comes complete with an epic lunch.  Bring lots of shells. A true gentleman’s hunt, donated by our good friend Pat Brown.    

50)  Trip.  Jerry and Adam Newman will host three anglers for a walleye adventure at (your choice) either the Missouri River, Angustura, or Orman.  All gear plus lunch will be provided.    Donated by our great friends Jerry and Adam Newman.

51)  Rod.  Sage VXP 7'9" 4 wt. 4-piece fly rod.  What can I say except this is a great, great rod, and a $485 value.  Generously sponsored by a great friend of the BHFF, David Hanna of Paystubz.   

52)  Guided Bighorn Trip.  Fish the fabulous Bighorn River in Ft. Smith, Montana this summer with a one day’s guided float for two anglers.  Includes lunch (and equipment if necessary).  Donation must be used in 2014.  Guided trip does not include guide tip, so be generous please.  Lodging is not included, but reservations for lodging and dining can be conveniently made at the Bighorn Trout Shop.  Donated by our good friends Hale Harris and Steve Hilbers at the Bighorn Trout Shop in Ft. Smith, Montana.  

53)  Gold Coin.  Here’s a tremendous donation from Barrick Gold, the corporation that purchased the legendary Homestake Mining Company. One-half ounce gold coin, created from the very last gold milled at Homestake.  This very rare heirloom is one of only 2,000 coins minted.   

54)  Art.   Jon Crane has been one of the great supporters of the BHFF for many, many years.  For the 2014 auction, Jon has donated a print depicting one of his favorite Black Hills scenes, the historic Meeker Ranch East of Custer.    This is a framed limited edition print, with the framing generously donated by Lori Nonast of Jon Crane Watercolors Gallery.  

55)  Guided Black Hills Trip.  Fish with “The Great One,” Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler, on a guided excursion for one angler.  Hans can put you on fish. More to the point, he’s a lot of fun. This is a great donation from our good friend, Hans Stephenson.  

Silent Auction Items 

1)  DVD.  "Streamers on Steroids", a DVD by Kelly Galloup.  Sponsored by Great Western Bank.  

2)  Book.  "The Basic Manual of Fly Tying", by Paul Fling and Don Puterbaugh.  Donated by Richard Krull.  

3)  Honey and Honey-Spread.  I've always thought peanut-butter and honey toast was the BEST-THING-EVAH!  Donated by Kevin Kabrud.  

4)  1000 Piece fishing puzzle.  Donated by Gary Ladner.

5)  Shirt.  Blaze Orange shirt. Donated by Gary Jensen of Beardsley, Jensen, and Von Wald.

6)  Hagen flies and materials.  Two boxes of 20 flies, and a great assortment of materials. 
Donated by Lori Hagen.  

7)  Flyline.  SA Master Series trout line in a DT5F.  Sponsored by Dakota Supply.  

8)  Scheel's Gift Card.  $50 gift card - shouldn't be hard to find a way to use this.  Special thanks to Scheel's for their support of this auction.    

9)  Lanyard.  Nice bone bead fishing lanyard.  Donated by Jay Hieb.

10)  Bows.  Here we have two used Browning compound bows - one for a child and one for a young adult.  Donated by Hans Stephenson. 

11)  Books.  "Solving Fly Casting Problems", by Lefty Kreh, and "Fishing Montana, an Anglers Guide to the Big Sky's best streams and lakes, by Michael Sample.  

12)  Beer.  Few people have forgotten the parade down St. Joe St. to attend the BHFF Christmas party, and meeting Ada, Lena, and Annika at that event was especially memorable for me.  Relive those fine memories with this outstanding beer assortment from Fly Fish Brewing.  24 bottles, including Redfish,Hopfish IPA, Grand CRU & Abby Dubbel.  Special thanks to Gary Ladner for this terrific donation.  

13)  Rod Case.  An LL Bean rod case, donated by Gary Jensen of Beardsley, Jensen, and Von Wald.

14)  Books.  A pair of tying books by Dick Talleur - "Modern Fly-Tying Materials" and "The Fly Tyer’s Primer".  Donated by Jim Dertien.  

15)  Cooler.  This is a nice soft-sided, insulated cooler, stuffed with a six pack of beer, soup mix, and the always popular scone mix as a survival basic.  Donated by Someone's in the Kitchen.   

16)  Flyline.  SA Master Series trout line in a WF5F.  Sponsored by Ketel Thorstenson.

17)  Books.  Now here's a couple of classics.  Don't read while drinking anything - whatever you're drinking will end up being explosively blown out your nose.  Seriously funny stuff.  "Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing" and "The View from Rat Lake", by John Gierach.  Donated by Jim Dertien.  

18)  Books.  From legendary author William G Tapply, two books – Donated by a founding member of the BHFF, Scott Zieske.

19)  Wooden Fly Box.  Handmade and donated by Royce Merrit (president SD TU chapter)

20)  Books.  Two books on the fabulous Yellowstone - "The Yellowstone Fly-Fishing Guide", by Craig Matthews and "Flyfishing the Yellowstone in the Park" by Bob Jacklin.  If memory serves, both of these authors have been speakers for the BHFF in past years.  Generously donated by Jim Dertien.  

21)  Framed Flies.  Donated by Jerry Ross.  

22)  Apron Set.  Now this is pretty cool.  A mother-daughter apron set, donated by Cathy Walz.  

23)  Chest Pack.  This is a nice "Overlook 500" chest pack from Umpqua.  Sponsored by 
Dr. Charles Hart.  

24)  Certificates.  Outback Steak House.  Man, this will buy a lot of Bloomin' Onions, mate!  Two $25 gift cards to Outback Steak House, with attached pen light from Ace Chiropractor Dr. Bill Blickensderfer. 
25)  Vodka.  Comrades!  A big nyet on finding a better bottle of spirits.  We have the good stuff right here!  Toast the fish you've vanquished with this most excellent bottle of Dry Fly vodka!  Donated by Gary Ladner.  

26)  Book.  "Dances with trout" by John Gierach.  Another great book from the legend.  Donated by Jim Dertien.  

27)  Flyline.  SA Master Series trout line in a WF5F.  Sponsored by Meyer Dana Orthodontics. 

28)  Clock with Flies.  Do you know what time it is?  The clock says it's time to throw an elkhair caddis.  Cool item, generously donated by our good friend Cathy Walz.  

29)  Books.  "Fly-Fishing the 41st - Around the World on the 41st Parallel", by James Prosek and "The One that Got Away - a Memoir", by Howell Raines.  Special thanks to Jim Dertien for this donation.  

30)  Reading Glasses (for fishing).  Very cool glasses that you won't lose while fishing, and will have you threading those size 22's like nobody's business.  1.75 power.  Sponsored by Rushmore Canyon Dairy Queen.     

31)  Flyline Storage Box.  The "Switchbox" from Omnispool.  Allows you to conveniently change flylines without using a different spool.  Sponsored by Carter Taylor.  

32)  Big Pile of Cliff Stuff.  Now this is an awesome package.  Includes a variety of award-winning Cliff products.  Great stuff, donated by our good friend Matt Cassel of Cliff Outdoors.  Be a Cliff.  It’s the right thing to do.        

33)  Wader Belt System.  Here we have a Fishpond "Red Tail" wader belt system with accessories.   Donated by Richard Milanowski.

34)  Bonefish Flies and Box. Let's face it.  You know you want to go.  It's inevitable.  Start your trip off right with this box of beautiful flies.  Donated by Jon Holmgren.  
35)  Beer.  Good Lord!  More beer!  A Crow Peak case of beer and t-shirt.  Donated by our drinking buddies at Crow Peak Brewing.  

36)  Books.  A trio of books from Orvis -  "Guide to Beginning FlyTying", "Reading Trout Streams, an Orvis Guide" by Tom Rosenbauer, and "Orvis Streamside Guide to Fly Casting" by Tom Deck.  Some classic stuff here.  Donated by Jim Dertien.  

37)  Art.  "Fly Fishing Virtuoso, by Mead Schaeffer.  Donated by Richard Leir.  

38)  Jewelry.  Really nice stuff here.  Allure hammered metal and turquoise necklace and earrings.  Donated by the Wonder Woman, Bonnie Edwards.

39)  Angling Potpourri.  Here we have a creel, the books "Flies for Western Hatches", and "Trout Lessons, and a bottle of fish batter.  Donated by our good friend Dave Evans. 
40)  Art.  A stainless steel, plasma-cut trout.  $160 value, donated by our good friends at Bridger Steel.  

41)  Guide Pack.  From Fishpond, a "Waterdance" guide pack.  Donated by Richard Milanowski.  

42)  Net.  A new net, donated by Kevin Kabrud.  

43)  Rod Case.  A sweet rod case from Redington, that will hold two 9' 4-piece rods.  Sponsored by Steve Kinsella.  

44)  Rod.  Great rod for a young angler.  Here we have a gently-used 7'6” 4/5 St Croix "Pro" 2-piece rod.  Generously donated by Tom Schauer.

45)  Painted Buffalo Skull.  Donated by Bill Wittrig.
46)  Wood Pellets.  Now's the time to load up.  1.2 tons of wood pellet-stove pellets – the perfect solution for your cold house next winter.  Special thanks to Heartland Pellets for supporting the 2014 auction.  
47)  Wading Boots.  From Redington, a "Palix River" wading boot with sticky rubber soles.  Size 11, but can be exchanged for proper size.  These are quality boots and an outstanding value in their retail price range ($99).  Sponsored by Chris Hamm of the Storage Place.  

48)  Flies.  From Don Polovich, a "Basket o Bugs."  An assortment of 76 flies in a basket - includes bully buggers, Adams, Caddis, Hoppers, elkhair & North Fork Specials.  Generously donated by a great friend of the BHFF, Don Polovich.  

49)  Shirt.  From Simms, a "Bugstopper" plaid shirt.  Size Large.  Cannot be exchanged for a different size.  Sponsored by Bill Coburn.  

50)  Guide Pack.  From Fishpond, a "Waterdance" guide pack.  Donated by Richard Milanowski. 

51)  Simms Taco bag.  Keep all your tacos in one place with this large "Headwaters" taco bag from Simms.  Hard shells, soft shells, Taco Bell, Taco Johns, it doesn't matter.  Will also hold two pairs of waders, two pairs of wading shoes, and other items as well.  Includes a mat to stand on when putting on your waders.  Sponsored by Eddie Rypkema of Dodge Town.  

52)  Art.  A very nice, large crystal trout sculpture.  Donated by Jack and Bonnie Edwards.                                       
53)  Reel.  Here we have a Lamson 2 reel with Neoprene Pouch, suitable for a 5-6 line.   
Donated by a great friend of the BHFF, Wayne Hansen.

54)  Art.  "Shadow Casting” by Jay Hieb.  Donated by the artist.

55)  Net.  A MeasureNet in size medium.  Outstanding net for a personal watercraft or boat.  Donated by our good friend, Jon Holmgren.  

56)  Rod.  A St. Croix "Pro" in a 8'6” 5/6 wt., 2-piece configuration.  Lightly used with case.
Special thanks to Tom Schauer for his many donations to this year's auction.  

57)  Pontoon Boat.  Here we have a used Bucks Bag pontoon boat - "The Cutter".  This is a single person watercraft, generously donated by our good friend Greg Sperlich.  

58)  Hoodie.  From DeYoung, a "Steelie Flank" hoodie in size XL.  Can be exchanged for proper size at Dakota Angler & Outfitter.  Donated by all-around-good-guy Jerry Newman. 

59)  Pants.  Here we have a pair of Simms Guide Pants in Extra Large.  Stick in net in your waders, fold your arms while trying to look interested and you'll look like a guide.  Last one available, and no exchange.  Donated by Dakota Angler & Outfitter.  

60)  Net.  Featuring a clear rubber bag, this beauty was hand-made by Merrit Harris up on the Big Horn.  $100 value.  Sponsored by Denny Gemeny.

61)  Outfit.  Wind River 2 piece rod & reel outfit from Cabelas. 7'6” 4-wt, 2-piece rod.  Donated by Jerry Ross.  

62)  Rod.  Cabelas PT 8'6” 5 weight Fly Rod 2 Piece.  Includes case.  Great entry-level rod.   
The BHFF would like to thank Tom Schauer for this donation and many others that he made to this year's auction.  

63)  Rod.  This is a nice Sage 9' 8 wt. "DSII" 2-piece Rod.  This model was Hans' "go to" warmwater rod for many years.  Used, but in excellent condition.  Donated by Tom Schauer

64)  Outfit.  A Cabela's "Prestige" complete fly fishing outfit.   9' 5wt. 4-piece rod.  Includes rod, reel, pack, nippers, hemostat , indicator, floatant & flies).  Donated by a great friend of the BHFF, Jerry Newman.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mark Your Calendars! The 2014 Auction isMarch 22nd at the Dahl Fine Arts Center

We need your support! A large part of our auction success is due to your generous donations. If you have an item you wish to donate please deliver it to Dakota Angler & Outfitter. Email Hans if you have any questions. 



 Our annual auction is coming up on March 22nd. There is an exciting change of venue this year! This year's auction will be held at the Dahl Fine Arts Center.

As always we are looking for donations of quality gear (new or used). If you have something you wish to donate you can drop it off at Dakota Angler & Outfitter. If you have any questions please send us an email

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Auction this Saturday Night April 13th 2013

The Annual Auction is this Saturday April 13th at the Journey Museum

Doors open at 5:30pm

Auction starts at 7:00pm

We could use your help. If you have an item you would like to donate to this years auction please drop it off at Dakota Angler & Outfitter. Your donation helps make our auction successful!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 2013 Meeting- Clark Smyth of Rock Creek Anglers

7:00pm March 14th at Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish

Mark you calendars for March 14 at the Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish. Clark Smyth of Rock Creek Anglers will give a presentation on Fly Fishing the Bighorns. Based on the quality of the photography on his website,, this is going to be a heck of a program. Don't miss it.

If you are interested in fishing in the Bighorns this will be a program you don't want to miss. The presentation will start at 7:00pm. We will be at the brewery at 6:30pm for a social half-hour before the meeting. See you there.

Black Hills Fly Fishers Auction 2013

The Annual Auction is this Saturday April 13th at the Journey Museum

Doors open at 5:30pm

Auction starts at 7:00pm

We could use your help. If you have an item you would like to donate to this years auction please drop it off at Dakota Angler & Outfitter. Your donation helps make our auction successful!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Social 2012- December 13th Independent Ale House

Christmas Social Thursday Night- December 13th! 

6:00PM at the Independent Ale House

Christmas Social at the Independent Ale House at 625 Saint Joseph St. in downtown Rapid City. The BHFF board is hosting a pizza buffet, and there will be a cash bar from which you can order some of the finest craft beers brewed in the Black Hills and abroad.

Looking forward to celebrating the holidays with our fellow fly fishers. See you Thursday evening.