Ark Anglers

Tony King

Tony was born in Colorado but at the age of four his family moved to Alaska. It was there where Tony caught his first fish, a Lake Trout trolling a red and white Daredevil. That's all it took! Tony bought his first fly rod at fourteen and cut his teeth on the Russian river. Later Tony guided in the eighties for three years throughout Alaska. Tony was hired in 2013 to manage the retail side of things at Arkansas River Fly Shop.  Tony enjoys teaching young and old what he has learned from such a great group of people who have been part of a 35-year love of Fly Fishing!

Tres Jones

Tres is one the friendliest people you will ever meet - even the fish stop by to say “hi” when he comes around! A native of West Texas, Tres bought his first fly rod on layaway when he was 10 years old, and taught himself to fly fish after seeing the movie A River Runs Through It.  Moving to Salida in 2007, he wasted no time learning to raft whitewater in his search for more, and bigger, fish. He has now rowed almost every major stretch of river in the West, including the Grand Canyon. Tres knows the mountains, lakes and streams of the Arkansas Valley intimately. He has an unmatched passion for the outdoors and spends just about every free moment he has fishing, backpacking, hunting, biking and rafting the Arkansas.  As a guide, Tres brings a spirit of patience, kindness and humor - qualities he hones through his day job as a special education teacher at Salida High School. The one-on-one attention he gives his students is the same level of attention he brings to his fly fishing clients. His 20 years of teaching experience also gives him the ability to quickly identify each client’s individual learning style and teach directly to that. He loves helping someone catch their first fish on a fly rod and demystifying the sport of fly fishing.  Tres makes a day on the water not just enjoyable, but memory-making.