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Purpose of the Dakota Fly Fishers


The Dakota Fly Fishers are a non-profit fly fishing club based in North Dakota.  We hold regular meetings during the winter months and schedule club events at different area lakes during the local fishing season.

     The club was formed to help promote fly fishing in the state of North Dakota. It was also thought that a fly fishing club would be able to provide a voice from fly fishers in the state to the North Dakota Game & Fish as well as to other agencies. This voice has been instrumental over the years in the formation of numerous Special Fish Management Areas. Without the Dakota Fly Fishers it is unlikely that some of our North Dakota small trout lakes designated as Special Fish Management Areas would be the fisheries they are today. Small bodies of water such as Velva Sportsman's Pond near Minot, ND used to be fished out in the first one to two months after opening day. After designating this body of water as a Special Fish Management Area, fishermen were able to take fish all year long with some fish attaining trophy size. The Dakota Fly Fishers have been & will continue to try to protect our fishing resources here in North Dakota.