Frying Pan Anglers; a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Basalt Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the frying pan river, roaring fork river, Colorado river to visitors to Basalt and Aspen.Frying Pan Anglers; a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Basalt Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the frying pan river, roaring fork river, Colorado river to visitors to Basalt and Aspen


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Welcome to Frying Pan Anglers
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FISHING REPORT

For Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River, the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River from Aspen and Basalt for the week ended
25th November 2018

Winter Hours

Thursday - Saturday - 9am - 5pm

Sunday - Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

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Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2018.

Guide School/Fishing Camp dates for April/May 2019

If you just want a fishing camp experience see how here.

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Welcome to winter!! We have had 8 inches of snow over the past 24 hours with the possibilty of a little more today. It will clear for a day or so and then further snow is predicted for later in the week. With the Pan running at 41cfs all flows are low with the Fork at 233cfs at Basalt.

Winter conditions prevail, so dress appropriately and enjoy the rivers to yourself.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 41cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Winter flows at 41cfs make for tough conditions for the fish to find somewhere to hide. Still we have not had any really cold weather which would cause anchor ice, so this is a blessing. We have December to negotiate and then as a result of a new water agreement the flows should pick up in January.

Dress for colder weather and enjoy the conditions.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, egg patterns.

For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BDV mysis.

The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.

As they come off try the gray loopwing emergers #20 - #22, the FPA special emergers, biot emergers both with and without the trailing shuck and gray RS2's #18 - #22, Johnny Flash in Olive, Grey, and Black, Olive and Red Jujubee, trailing shuck midge black and cream.

In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 233cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

Winter conditions and low water. Enjoy the opportunity to wade the Fork before the colder winter conditions bring on the ice.

Try eggs and attractors. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2.

For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

Also try streamers.


Colorado

The river is clear and low. The conditions are good as we have not had the cold necessary to build up the ice.

Recommended Flies:

Generally the way to go is eggs and attractors.

Try streamers as well.

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Shop Location.

Our shop is now at
231 Midland Avenue #205, Basalt Co 81621
18 miles from Aspen.

See here for other pictures.

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Check out our new Frying Pan River Lodge.

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Frying Pan Anglers is a specialty fly fishing shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State of Colorado.


Frying Pan Anglers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and operates under a Special Use permit from the U.S.D.A Forest Service White River National Forest.

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