Salida, Colorado, is an outdoor recreationist's paradise. This site is intended as a celebration of this outdoor lifestyle, with a particular emphasis on fly fishing.

Hayden Mellsop is a keen fisherman, mountain biker and snowboarder. He has guided extensively in both New Zealand and Colorado. He is currently a broker at Pinon Real Estate Group in Salida. He is married to Kym, and as two daughters, Sophia and Beatrice.


3 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Hayden,

    I don’t know if you got my e-mail but I’d like to thank you for you video commentary about for first float expedition. You are a very funny kind of guy. Let’s do it again.

    Phil Iwane

  2. Hayden,

    I knew when I was reading your article you had to be from the Southern Hemisphere. I’m here in Colorado Springs as a military member from Australia. I’m in my last year and have enjoyed fishing the front range (11 Mile Canyon and Spinny).

    Loved the article “There’s Nothing Decent Here”. Reminded me of so many of those unwanted intrusions that those of us that seek solitude tend to encounter from time to time. How true it is…



  3. Hi Patrick. Thanks for the note. Have you fished the Arkansas River yet? If not, you’ll have to get up to Salida sometime soon. Maybe we can have a beer as well.

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