Guide Staff

We have an exemplary team of fishing guides to take you out on fishing tours and share their knowledge of fly fishing.

Start getting to know our guides via their biographies below!

Want to set up a guided tour or class with one of them? Explore our Guided Tours and Classes pages for more details!

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Jake Worthington

I grew up in Eastern Wyoming loving the outdoors and the art of fly fishing. I’ve lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota for over a decade. Three years of which was guiding people throughout the hills chasing trout.

I love to spend my time with my wife Jennifer, and three kids, Noah, Duncan, and Finley enjoying nature. My family are no strangers to the art of “casting a bug.” My true passion is getting people into nature, teaching them about the fish and wildlife. I pursue big game in the fall, and love calling for elk. In the spring I spend a lot of time striking up a spring gobbler.

The Black Hills are unique fly fishing opportunity and I look forward to taking you along for an unforgettable adventure.


Kirby Nauta

Kirby has been a professional guide for many years. In addition to guiding fly fishing on Gray's reef at Casper, float trips on the Bighorn in Montana, and rivers & streams throughout western South Dakota, he has also guided elk hunting in New Mexico, and turkey hunters throughout the West.

Kirby looks forward to sharing his experience of fly fishing, as well as the whole outdoors with clients.

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Tanner Gillette

Tanner is a 2017 graduate of Black Hills State University. He is a native of Wyoming and fished extensively on the Wind River near Thermopolis and also in, then, Worland areas of Wyoming.

Tanner is an ardent fly fisher and also a rock climber. He is in charge of our youth fly fishing program. His enthusiasm for fly fishing is contagious, and he looks forward to helping many aspiring anglers to develop the passion for quality outdoor experiences in general; fly fishing in particular.

Spearfish Location

  • 738 North Main Street
  • Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
  • Phone: 605-717-2982
  • Fax: 605-717-2982

Hill City Location

  • 227 Main Street
  • Hill City, South Dakota 57745
  • Phone: 605-574-2344
  • Fax: 605-574-2344