[quote=JBL;93826]What about the stretch from Salida to Pinnacle?
The AHRA map says it's III-IV but after paddle rafting/rowing many sections of the Ark (#'s, Brown's, Fractions, etc.) I think those maps tend to overrate the difficulty of the rapids. Obviously the difficulty depends on water levels but I'm really looking for less continuous stretches that are better suited for fishing.
BigBend to Salida is sweet for fly fishing, you can put in at Stone Bridge to make it longer, or you could float past salida and take out at the free spot just before Bear creek (I think).