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Whitewater and Excellent Fishing on the Arkansas River in Southern Colorado

The Arkansas River has its headwaters in Leadville, CO, and we fish it near the town of Salida. Home to hot springs, fine food, and one of the friendliest fly shops anywhere, I’m always happy to find myself there. The fishing’s great too, with fish counts over 3500 per river mile, mostly browns. Those numbers …

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Top Water Tales-Tarpon, Snook and Jacks at Casa Blanca

Johnny sits at the vice while the sky falls and the lightning crashes, further perfecting his new line of foam top water bugs. The latest version he’s christened the ‘Burgler’, after the old standby the ‘Gurgler’. Its profile is short and squat and it resembles a giant leggy beetle. Not the easiest fly to throw, …

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