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
14th August 2021

Current Hours

7 days a week - 8am - 5pm

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Guide School Dates for October 2021

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Fly Fishing Classes

Classes start at $150 for a two hour session and are available daily. Pricing includes professional instruction, all gear, and flies. Call us at 970-927-3441

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The releases have been put up to 300cfs in the Pan this evening which is excellent for the Fork down from Basalt. The Fork is at 500cfs. This is a welcome relief from the lower water and will serve to flush same material out of the Pan over the next day or so. As families leave to go back to school and I-70 is open again, the rivers will be less crowded and the fishing will be excellent.

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Current Flow: below the Dam 300cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

With the flows pushed up to 300cfs for a few days, a lot of sediment which accumulated from last year will get pushed out over the next day of so benefitting the bugs and the fishing. The reports of PMD hatches have been excellent as well as drakes closer to the dam. Ideal conditions as we move past the peak of tourist season and settle into the best fishing of the year.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, caddis and PMD's.

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.

The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.

For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.

For PMD's use emergers and dries. For emergers, use the RS2, the emerger, or the FPA shuck trailer PMD. For dries use the No-hackle, the Comparadun or the parachute.

For drake nymphs try the Flavilinea, the FPA Nymph and the Muskrat. As soon as the fish start taking dries start with the emerger and then try W's Drake, the Wulff, the cripple, and the Comparadun.

There will also be caddis and crane flies in the evening.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 500cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The in creased releases from the Pan have pushed the Fork up nicely from Basalt down. The water will be a little cooler and the floating a little easier. Conditions are good.

Try 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.

Use caddis as well and for variety, try streamers.


Colorado

The voluntary closure and the mud flows from the Canyon make the Colorado unfishable.

 

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Shop Location.

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

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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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