GENERALLY, MEMBER MEETINGS ARE 2ND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - except for month of the BIG auction, and the months of June, July, August we're all out fishing and do not have member meetings.



October 12, 2017 (THURSDAY), 7pm - Murphy's back meeting room, Rapid City SD.   A HISTORY OF POWELL FLY RODS by RICH MORRISON (local expert).  If you ever casted a Powell rod, it's likely you didn't forget it.  Come and listen to a great presentation about the history of the company, the family, the rods, PLUS see some of the actual rods!  Gear junkies unite!

COMING IN 2017/2018:  NOVEMBER:  Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Fly Shop of the Bighorns discusses very cool water in the Bighorns, DECEMBER:  Dakota Angler (RC), JANUARY:  Member stories (RC), FEBRUARY:  HANK PATTERSON LIVE! details coming (RC), MARCH:  BIG Auction, APRIL:  SD GF&P Fisheries Update (RC) 

September 14, 2017 (THURSDAY), 7pm - Murphy's back meeting room, Rapid City - SD GF&P UPDATES US ON THE VARIOUS PROJECTS WE'VE HELPED FUND!  COME SEE WHERE OUR MONEY IS GOING!  Sponsored by:  Family Dental Care, Dr. Jeff Olson.

August 10, 2017 (THURSDAY), 6pm - Canyon Lake Park - GEAR SWAP! and FREE FOOD! - bring your gear that you don't use but still has life in it, cut a deal with a fellow BHFF member, trade, sell, give and maybe receive! And, as always - tell a fish story or two!  FREE Cokes, waters, chips, brats (not unruly kids, the sausage), and hot dogs too!

July 15, 2017 (SATURDAY), 6am - Rapid City STREAM CLEAN UP! - Meet behind west side Little Caesers Pizza (2120 W. Main St).  Bring your waders, a stick with point to help pick up trash, trash bags (will have some too) - and a willingness to get dirty!  Beat the heat, get up and get clean!

May 11, 2017 (Thursday) - Rapid City - Murphy's back room.  Bighorn River legend Kip Dean and others from the Ft. Smith area will be on hand to discuss tips/tricks and stories about the beautiful Bighorn River!  FOOD AND RAFFLE ITEM SPONSORED BY CARTER AND ANNE TAYLOR FROM DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER!

April 13, 2017 (Thursday) - Rapid City - Murphy's back room.  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks present information regarding Black Hills trout and current conditions along with future plans!!  FOOD AND RAFFLE ITEM SPONSORED BY MIKE LEES AND WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS!

March 18, 2017 (Saturday) - The BIG Auction!  In Rapid City at the Dahl Fine Arts Center - located at 713 7th Street, Rapid City.  Be there 6pm!  Auction starts 7pm!  Bring your wallet!  This is a fundraiser you know!  $10 entrance fee gets you a meal and entry into drawings!

February 9, 2017 (Thursday) - SPEARFISH South Dakota!  This meeting is being held at Guadalajara restaurant banquet room - located at 83 Old U.S. 14 in Spearfish.  PLEASE PARK IN BACK OF RESTAURANT AND ENTER FROM BACK OF BUILDING.


Steve Schmidt - presenting on fishing for trout in Argentina! Tarpon in Key West, and steelhead in British Columbia!  Steve is one of the premier guides in Utah and has owned and operated Western Rivers Flyfishers store in Salt Lake City for over 30 years!


Craig Coburn - presenting on stream access in Utah and other western states.

Craig is a senior shareholder in the Salt Lake City law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson, where he chairs the firm's Construction Industry and Dispute Resolution Groups and the RBMN Charitable Foundation. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry and Dispute Resolution and Tort, Insurance & Litigation Sections, as well the Utah State Bar's Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Sections.

Craig received his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Utah in 1977 and 1980, respectively. He has been a practicing attorney since 1980 and, since 1985, a mediator/arbitrator, an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Utah, and General Counsel to AIA Utah and Special Counsel to ACEC Utah.

For several years running, Craig has been honored by his peers as:

  • AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • a Mountain States Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics ®
  • one of Utah's Legal Elite® in Utah Business Magazine®

When he’s not practicing law for a living you can still find him practicing law pro bono in some high-profile public interest cases, including two lawsuits, now on appeal to the Utah Supreme Court following successful trials, that seek to restore public access to Utah’s rivers and streams, and an ‘actual innocence’ case in Nevada involving an 19 year-old individual wrongly convicted of murder in 1995.

This may well be our biggest set of information ever offered at a meeting!!  Thanks to Mr. Bill Coburn - Spearfish BHFF board member!

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