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Full Service Fly Shop & Guide Service in Salida, CO

Year round outfitter for fly fishing and river supply both online and from our shop in downtown Salida.


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Current Conditions

63
°F
Precipitation: 50%
Wind: 7 mph
73
°F
Precipitation: 31%
Wind: 4 mph
60
°F
Precipitation: 48%
Wind: 2 mph
57
°F
Precipitation: 51%
Wind: 9 mph

River Location

2720
2400
468
ft3/s

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June 16, 2024

The Arkansas River has been dropping steadily the past few days and clarity in the Salida area has improved significantly.  We are still seeing higher than average flows but fishing pockets and slow water along the banks has been producing fish.  Large stonefly patterns under and indicator or with a tight line setup will be your best bet, streamers have also been productive.  Fishing from shore has definitely been the way to go with current river flows, though there are slower pockets along the edges there isn’t a lot of them right now and float fishing is still very challenging.  Best bet is to find a good run and work it well from the bank.

If fishing high water isn’t your thing there is an abundance of local lakes and ponds in the Salida area that have been fishing great.  There have also been reports of some of the alpine lakes icing off so its definitely time to lace up the hiking boots and do some exploring in the high country.

Whatever your plan, stay safe out there!

Give us a call or swing by the shop if you are planning on getting out and need bugs or just some friendly advice.  We are open and booking trips 7 days a week.

Suggested Flies:

Duracell’s #14-16, Roza’s Dark Neon Jig #16-18, Roza’s Violet Tailed Jig #14-18,  Soft Hackle PT’s #16-18, Black and Pearl Perdigons #14-18, Pat’s Rubber Legs #8-12, Newbury’s Knuckle Dragger #12, Fast Water Prince #12-14, Frenchie #14-16, Two Bit Hooker Golden #12-16, Croston’s Mass Attack #12, Hi Vis Black Foam Caddis #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X Caddis #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20, BWO Parachute Emerger #18-20, Extended Body BWO #16-20


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