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Spring Fly Fishing Conditions on the Arkansas River

by March 22, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Brown Trout Fly Fishing

Our good friend Bill Dobson has fished and guided clients on our local Arkansas River since the ’90′s and continues to study the behavior of bugs, trout, and fishermen.  Some of you will also recall that Bill played an important role getting South Main started. Bill shares his wisdom about current conditions in this [...] Read more »

Fun and Sun for BV Pro-Am Open Classes

by June 1, 2011 » Add more comments.
BV Pro Am Kayak Open -14

The BV Pro Rodeo became the BV Pro-Am this year as we offered a number of open classes, and the response was really exciting! We had around 30 open competitors vying for a whole pile of prizes, including a Jackson Kayak All Star, won by Open Men’s competitor Craig Phillips! It was so great to [...] Read more »

Fall Color “ELF” Boating on the Numbers

by October 7, 2010 » Add more comments.
ELF Boating on the Numbers, Arkansas River-8

ELFing, Extremely Low Flow paddling, is a term coined by Jim Snyder, one of kayaking’s founding fathers. ELFing extends our boating season, and here on the Arkansas it is possible to boat year round. At ELF flows large rocks that are covered at higher flows now loom overhead, and many have fantastic shapes on the downstream side caused by flowing water. Each of these flow rocks is unique and many of the shapes take on magical and mystical properties for us ELFers.

Video: Whitewater Park’s New LoDo Wave Still Epic at Low Water

by July 28, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Buena Vista CO June 10-7

Thanks to the Abdelnours of The Clocktower Flat and Foresight Multimedia for producing this great little video of the LoDo Wave at low water. Here’s a write-up I did on the wave for Colorado Kayak Supply: The “LoDo Wave,” short for “Lower Downtown,” is located at the South Main Town Square and is [...] Read more »

Who Will Be Crowned King and Queen of the Wave?

by July 21, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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We’re gearing up for another big summer weekend here in BV. The Collegiate Peaks Music Festival starts this Friday and runs through Saturday night. On Sunday, we’ve got a fun kayaking event to keep things rocking. Here’s the beta: Colorado Kayak Supply presents King and Queen of the Wave 2010, a fun and friendly event [...] Read more »

Video: Class V Pine Creek Rapid at High Water

by June 9, 2010 » Add more comments.

Don’t try this at home…

New Wave Takes 3rd Annual BV Pro Rodeo to New Heights

by June 2, 2010 » Add more comments.

We’ve been talking a lot this spring about the new whitewater park improvements, and particularly the new wave, located just east of the South Main Town Square. Meanwhile we’ve been biting our nails behind the scenes, hoping and praying that this new feature (aka the LoDo wave) would meet our expectations as a world-class [...] Read more »