Where we fish
Salida Fly specializes in float and walk-wade trout fishing adventures based out of Salida, Colorado- a short drive from Colorado Springs & Denver! All of our excursions are suitable for beginners & experts alike.
Expert guides, high quality equipment and an exceptional meal add to the exhilaration of landing beautiful browns, rainbows and cutthroat!
World class float trips are offered on the Gold Medal headwaters of the Arkansas River including Brown's Canyon National Monument. We also offer 4x4 adventures to several spectacular high mountain lakes in the Sawatch Mountain Range. If you'd like a stillwater kayak fishing experience, we do that too!
Transportation is provided to and from your lodging in Chaffee County. We can also meet at our two fly shop locations.
Why we fish
You can't be unhappy in the middle of a big beautiful river - Jim Harrison
Salida Fly is family owned and operated by myself, Kayla and my husband Andrew. Collectively we have over 30 years of experience among the rapids and eddies of the Arkansas River and Brown's Canyon National Monument. We have a deep sense of gratitude for Colorado's wild places and we want to share that with our clients. We strive for a fishing experience that cannot be replicated by other outfitters.
"I booked a float trip with Salida Fly for 7 guys. Andrew and the crew took good care of us, fed us well at lunch, and (most importantly) got us on some fish! I would book with them again in a heartbeat."
- Travis Cashion
Salida Fly is bonded, licensed and insured and is a registered outfitter with the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA)
Salida Fly is an equal opportunity provider and is operated under special use permit with the Pike San Isabel National Forest.
Andrew grew up in Western Nebraska fishing whenever he could and coming to Colorado several times a year to experience all the mountains had to offer.
Andrew attended the University of Nebraska and earned his degree in Fisheries and Wildlife. Summers were spent as a professional river guide in Colorado. He met his wife Kayla while guiding and they settled down in the Upper Arkansas Valley in 2006.
Andrew worked as a State Parks River Ranger from 2006-2018 prior to starting Salida Fly LLC. Over the past 18 years Andrew has become an expert in the intricacies of the Arkansas River and high mountain lakes of Chaffee County.
Come spend a day on the water with Andrew and share in an unforgettable experience!
Please call or fill out the form below to book your fly fishing adventure
129 W 1st Street unit b
Salida, CO 81201
Our Back Yard Fishery
In 2014, 102 miles of the Arkansas River were added to the list
of Gold Medal trout fisheries, the longest stretch of
trophy fly fishing water in the state of Colorado.
The Arkansas is a freestone river which boasts thriving populations of Brown Trout and stocked populations of healthy Rainbow Trout. Post run-off the Arkansas becomes one of the best hopper-dropper fisheries in the country.