Hyde Pro Staff

Industry Professionals Dedicated To Hyde

Jim Partin, Ark Anglers

Salida, CO

Jim Partin has been a fly fishing enthusiast for over 40 years. He finds himself at home on the Arkansas River located in Salida, Colorado. When he gets a break from guiding he floats the North Platte, Green, San Juan and the Rio Grande. Jim spends part of the winter speaking at fly fishing seminars and fly fishing shows. He has been featured in several publications as well as ESPN. He is also a guest lecturer and an acknowledged expert on small stream tactics. Jim is an avid sportsman. He and his dog, Dolly, have been featured on ESPN and several publications.

“I’ve been a guide for ten years and I’ve rowed many different types of rafts and boats. I find the Hyde Drift Boat to be the best quality built boat on the market. It is the easiest boat to maneuver and tracks very well through class II and II water. Through rocks, riffles and sleepers, the Hyde’s maneuverability and toughness really show at the end of the day. The Arkansas River is not the easiest river to row in a drift boat due to the flows and drop per mile. Hyde Drift Boats are the only way to go.”Jim Partin