About Us

About Tail Finn.

Tail Finn is a collaboration of artists, photographers, running coaches, bull riders, and fish hippies. Our first and foremost objective is to protect the dynamic, but fragile aquatic ecosystems here in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Through education by participation in fair chase, catch and release fly fishing we hope to be good examples of our motto “Leave it nicer than you found it”.

The Black Hills of South Dakota is strong medicine, and our team of professional guides will work hard to show you some of its hidden gems. Anglers of all abilities, no matter gender, or age are welcome to fish with us. Our seasoned group of guides want you to have fun, catch fish, and hopefully learn a thing or two about the sport we so dearly love.

Come explore with us. Come share in the joy that only a fly rod can provide. Above all else come see the Black Hills in a way you've never known possible! If you like good vibes, scenic views, and hungry fish… Book your fly fishing adventure with us today! We'll see you upstream.

Until then.. Good Fishin,

Tail Finn.

Owner/Operator "Pistol" Pete Nielson

"Pistol" Pete Nielson

Fly fishing stopped being a hobby, and became a lifestyle for Pete Nielson and his family years ago. Owner/Operator of Tail Finn & Finn Provisions, Pete Nielson has had the joy and privilege of fly fishing, and teaching the sport of fly fishing for over 30 years. A consummate angler, wandering dreamer, fisheries advocate, and downright fun loving fish hippie are just a few of the labels Pete wears.

It's no secret Pete loves to fish. That's why he has dedicated his life to the promotion of Fly fishing here at home, and abroad. A firm supporter of women, children, and the disabled sharing in the sport… Pete knows the world would be a better place if more people fly fished. Come along and spend the day fishing with Pistol Pete.. he'd love to share a little of what he knows, and a lot about what he loves!

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