We are a full service fly shop providing guided fly fishing in Salida, CO. In addition to bookings for walk and wade and float fishing trips, you can also find rental fly fishing equipment, river supply, and up to date river and fishing reports from our friendly staff. From the novice fisherman to the expert and all river enthusiasts in between, we have something just for you at The Next Eddy.

9/6/20 Arkansas River Fishing Report

   Fall is upon us!  The Arkansas River has been fishing excellent as of late.  With cooler air and water temps Baetis imitations are the name of the game right now.  Focus your efforts on faster riffles and pocket water.  With river flows hovering around 270 CFS finding highly oxygenated water has been key.  We have been having great success nymphing double Baetis rigs throughout the day.  Afternoons have been seeing good BWO hatches and active fish eating emergers and adults can be targeted.  Switching up to a shallow hopper dropper/dry dropper rig will produce as fish move higher in the water column.  If you like hucking meat, streamers have been a great way to get an aggressive eat from these extremely active fall browns!  Mornings have been chilly and we have noticed fish becoming much more active as the day warms up, so enjoy your coffee and a good breakfast and get out there in the warmer parts of the day.

Recommended flies for rivers:

 Hot Spot Pheasant Tails, Frenchies, Roza’s Violet Tailed Jig, Perdigons, Rainbow Warriors, Holo Point Jig, Blow Torch, Duracell Jig, Copper Johns, Two Bit Hookers, Red Juju Baetis, Chubby Chernobyl, Para Foam Hooper, Army Ants, Sculpzillas, Thin Mints, Sculpin Mini, Mini Dungeons, Slump Busters, 

Shop hours:

Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday
Gone Fishing! (Closed)



brands we carry:

129 West 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201


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