Welcome to Frying Pan Anglers
For Fly Fishing on the
Frying Pan River, the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River from Aspen and Basalt for the week ended
7 days a week - 8am - 5pm
Guide School Dates for October 2020.
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
The season is almost over with the coming of November. A little snow last week and now the question is how long an indian summer will we enjoy?
The flows are well down now at 47cfs. We had a great guide school last week and despite the snow it was a great success.
Another great Guide School.
We have been busy with a lot of new visitors this year. There are few better ways for social distancing than being out on the water. Things have slowed down a little the last couple of days with I70 closed because of the Grizzly fires but with access over Independence Pass reopening, all is good again. Hope to see you shortly. excellent.
With the Pan now back to 47cfs, hopefully some water can be held back for the colder months to limit the anchor ice. The conditions are ideal at the moment.
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,
#18 - #22, midge
larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22,
warriors, black polywings
#18 - #22 and bling
midges # 18 - #22.
Current Flow: near Emma -
248cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The flows at 248cfs has made for good wading and acess the full length of the river.
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.
Try egg patterns and of course streamers now with the fish coming on the spawn.
Great floating and great streamer fishing.
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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
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