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Jun 23 ArkAnglers

Sunday 6/23, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 3,610 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity: ~1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown.

(Scroll down for Spring Sale info)

101 Fly Fishing Class Dates: July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservations

Sunday Report - Braden Baker

Arkansas River tributaries are swollen from snowmelt, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Despite a temporary drop in flow due to the cooler weather slowing down some of the week's snowmelt, the river is still extremely high, swift and dirty. It's likely that this weeks warm, sunny forecast will ramp up the flows once again. Visibility is very limited below Salida, and with high flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. The few catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point.

We recommend fishing stillwaters and tailwaters until the runoff slows down. The Arkansas is dangerous at flows well below current levels. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible.

Chironomids, callibaetis, and damselflies are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.

Things are changing on a day-by-day basis, so please call us if you have thoughts or questions at (719) 395-1796 in Buena Vista or (719) 539-4223 in Salida to get river clarity reports.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Salida Spring Sale Items

(Discontinued or previous years models):

Simms Waders/boots ~40% off!

Mens Freestone Pant Wader (XXL) Retail: $229.95, Sale: $140

Simms Rock Creek Felt Boots Retail: $99.95, Sale: $60

Sale also includes:

Discontinued Simms and Fishpond Packs

Discontinued fly Lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers

(Call 719-539-3474 for specific pricing and sizes.)

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 22 ArkAnglers

Saturday 6/22, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,130 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity: ~1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown.

(Scroll down for Spring Sale info)

101 Fly Fishing Class Dates: July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservations

Saturday Report - Braden Baker

Arkansas River tributaries are swollen from snowmelt, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increased flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. The few catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point.

We recommend fishing stillwaters and tailwaters until the runoff slows down. The Arkansas is dangerous at flows well below current levels. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible.

Chironomids, callibaetis, and damselflies are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.

Things are changing on a day-by-day basis, so please call us if you have thoughts or questions at (719) 395-1796 in Buena Vista or (719) 539-4223 in Salida to get river clarity reports.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Salida Spring Sale Items

(Discontinued or previous years models):

Simms Waders/boots ~40% off!

Mens Freestone Pant Wader (XXL) Retail: $229.95, Sale: $140

Simms Rock Creek Felt Boots Retail: $99.95, Sale: $60

Sale also includes:

Discontinued Simms and Fishpond Packs

Discontinued fly Lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers

(Call 719-539-3474 for specific pricing and sizes.)

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 21 ArkAnglers

Friday 6/21, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,440 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity: ~1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown.

(Scroll down for Spring Sale info)

101 Fly Fishing Class Dates: July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservations

Friday Report - Braden Baker

Arkansas River tributaries are swollen from snowmelt, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increased flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. The few catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point.

We recommend fishing stillwaters and tailwaters until the runoff slows down. The Arkansas is dangerous at flows well below current levels. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible.

Chironomids, callibaetis, and damselflies are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.

Things are changing on a day-by-day basis, so please call us if you have thoughts or questions at (719) 395-1796 in Buena Vista or (719) 539-4223 in Salida to get river clarity reports.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Salida Spring Sale Items

(Discontinued or previous years models):

Simms Waders/boots ~40% off!

Mens Freestone Pant Wader (XXL) Retail: $229.95, Sale: $140

Simms Rock Creek Felt Boots Retail: $99.95, Sale: $60

Sale also includes:

Discontinued Simms and Fishpond Packs

Discontinued fly Lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers

(Call 719-539-3474 for specific pricing and sizes.)

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 19 ArkAnglers

Wednesday 6/19, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,600 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity: ~1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown.

(Scroll down for Spring Sale info)

101 Fly Fishing Class Dates: July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservations

Wednesday Report - Braden Baker

Arkansas River tributaries are swollen from snowmelt, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increased flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. The few catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point.

We recommend fishing stillwaters and tailwaters until the runoff slows down. The Arkansas is dangerous at flows well below current levels. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible.

Chironomids, callibaetis, and damselflies are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.

Things are changing on a day-by-day basis, so please call us if you have thoughts or questions at (719) 395-1796 in Buena Vista or (719) 539-4223 in Salida to get river clarity reports.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Salida Spring Sale Items

(Discontinued or previous years models):

Simms Waders/boots ~40% off!

Mens Freestone Pant Wader (XXL) Retail: $229.95, Sale: $140

Simms Rock Creek Felt Boots Retail: $99.95, Sale: $60

Sale also includes:

Discontinued Simms and Fishpond Packs

Discontinued fly Lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers

(Call 719-539-3474 for specific pricing and sizes.)

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 17 ArkAnglers

Monday 6/17, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,220 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity: ~1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown.

(Scroll down for Spring Sale info)

101 Fly Fishing Class Dates: July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservations

Monday Report - Braden Baker

Though snowmelt is still in full force, Twin Lakes has significantly reduced its releases down Lake Creek as it stores native water. Net flows on the river below the Lake Creek confluence registered a ~600 cfs drop in flows as a result. This does not mean that runoff is over yet! We're still in the middle of a very high water runoff season.

Arkansas River tributaries are swollen from snowmelt, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increasing flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. The few catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point.

We recommend fishing stillwaters and tailwaters until the runoff slows down. The Arkansas is dangerous at flows well below current levels. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible.

Chironomids, callibaetis, and damselflies are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.

Things are changing on a day-by-day basis, so please call us if you have thoughts or questions at (719) 395-1796 in Buena Vista or (719) 539-4223 in Salida to get river clarity reports.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Salida Spring Sale Items

(Discontinued or previous years models):

Simms Waders/boots ~40% off!

Mens Freestone Pant Wader (XXL) Retail: $229.95, Sale: $140

Simms Rock Creek Felt Boots Retail: $99.95, Sale: $60

Sale also includes:

Discontinued Simms and Fishpond Packs

Discontinued fly Lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers

(Call 719-539-3474 for specific pricing and sizes.)

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00-6:00, Sunday 8:00-5:00

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 15 ArkAnglers

Saturday 6/15, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,890 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity:

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 14 ArkAnglers

Friday 6/14, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4,700 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity:

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 13 ArkAnglers

Thursday 6/13, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4620 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity:

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 12 ArkAnglers

Wednesday 6/12, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4200 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity:

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Jun 11 ArkAnglers

Tuesday 6/11, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 4200 cfs

Water Temp.: 40s

Clarity:

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Fly Shop Directory

Website: http://www.arkanglers.com
Phone Number: 719-539-4223
Address: 7500 West Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201
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Phone Number: 970-453-4135
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Phone Number: 303-674-4700
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Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Website: http://www.thepeakflyshop.com
Phone Number: 719-260-1415
Address: 5767 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Website: http://troutsflyfishing.com
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218