After a cooler and rainier end to the week, we're beginning to feel more like fall. With the overcast skies, the fish have been very willing to come up to the surface. We had a few great days of dry fly fishing last week, and I would look for that to continue! Overall, the fishing is still great and the flows are perfect, and there's not very many people out there. Rapid Creek flows got bumped to 130 cfs or so, which will put a bit of a damper on the dry fly activity. That being said, the nymphing will still be exceptional. The flows being higher will force you to use a couple tungsten flies or weight, but not a crazy amount. If you're using an Easy Nymph Rig, you can use a large tungsten fly in a 10-12 and not have to use any other weight to get down. This is what we do, and it's ridiculously successful - try it! I'd recommend a size 10-14 Tungsten Rainbow Czech, G-String Worm, or a Jig of some flavor for a lead fly with a smaller baetis or midge dropped behind it. You'll be surprised how often the biggest fish of your day eats your large weight fly! In town is fishing very well right now as well, with many of the same flies. Jig Soft Spots, Pheasant Tails, and Assassins are all picking up lots of fish in town too. Don't overlook streamers below Pactola or in town either - put on a Lil' Kim or a Sparkle Minnow and go hunting for a big fall brown. Spearfish Creek is the place to be right now. Fall BWO hatches, Midge hatches, and great nymphing all combine to make this an exceptional place to be fishing in the Black Hills right now! From about 12 or 1 until 5 there's a good BWO hatch most days in the canyon, but there are the odd days where the bugs just don't happen for one reason or another. So, be prepared for throwing some nymphs if the hatch doesn't come off but also have a good selection of BWO dries for when it does! The fish have been pretty picky when they're up on Blue Wings lately, so definitely have a few different patterns to cover both the emergers and duns. Hackle Stackers, Low Water Baetis, Comparaduns, Students, Smoke Jumpers, and Vis-A-Duns in a size 18-22 have all been good options. Fishing in Spearfish has been excellent as well! It's mostly a nymphing game in town, but the fish have been pretty willing to eat fairly large flies in the 12-16 range. I've been doing very well on Jig Assassins and Red Butts, and I've had good luck putting a small cream or tan midge dropper off of it as well. It sounds silly to go right in town, but the fishing in Spearfish is great!