April 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

April 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

  Happy Spring Fishing and Floating With the water low and clear, the river is starting to heat up. Literally and figuratively. The bugs are numerous and varied under the rocks, in the water column, and for periods everyday, on the surface. Fishing pressure from...
It’s Permit Time!

It’s Permit Time!

It’s early January and the super El Nino is in full effect dumping snow around the West. Things are looking good for Spring runoff. Get ready, it’s permit time! Many of the popular river stretches in the West are permitted and some of those permits are due...
Sale Items

Sale Items

We have drastically discounted select items for maximum savings. We have a great selection of PFD’s, clothing, dry bags  and more. Many items have limited sizes or colors, but you may find just what you’ve been looking for! Outcast Commander Was: $1000...

2015 Inventory Reduction Sale

The time has come. Our annual inventory reduction sale is on. Stop by our showroom at 202 Oak Street in Salida, CO  and take advantage of discounts between 10 and 50 % off on in-stock store items. Almost everything in stock is 10 to 50% off, including frames! Rafts...
You know you're a boater when….

You know you're a boater when….

    • January isn’t time for making resolutions but for filling out river permit applications. • All your towels smell like the river no matter how many times you’ve washed them. • A road trip means setting shuttle. • Some of your favorite places begin with...

Made for Shade: The River Sombrero

Earlier in 2014, Riverboat Works became the proud new owner of River Sombrero, the Durango-based company that makes river raft biminis. We are now selling and distributing these shade aids. Riverboat Works owner Ron Ferris says, “We are excited to be the new...

Fishing is golden on the Arkansas

Fans of trout fishing can find the upper Arkansas River under the rainbow now, since it’s been designated as gold.  In January, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission designated 102 miles of the Arkansas River starting near Leadville and flowing down to Parkdale...

Why it’s fun to fly fish and float

Who says you need waders, one stretch of river and no one else around to fly fish? Fishing and floating not only go together, but it’s an effective combination – not to mention, for some people, it’s more fun. Along with lower water, fishing boaters...