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
Thursday - Saturday - 8am - 5pm
Sunday - Wednesday - 8am - 5pm
Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2017.
Guide School/Fishing camps dates for April 2018.
Check the photos from our second April 2017 school.
Another beautiful week in the mountains. A little wind took many leaves off the trees but there are still a lot of colors to enjoy. The coming week promises more great weather with clear skies and temperatures reaching up into the 70's. Maybe next weekend it may change. We shall see. In the meantime enjoy great autumn weather and excellent fishing.
We are now posting photos separately to make the loading of the report easier for your computer. You can see the latest photos: Fly Fishing Photos.
As the Pan continues to drop, the access gets easier. The fish are seeking the deeper water in the bright light or else you will find them in the shade. The hatches of pmd's, and BWO's remain strong with drakes very sporadic. The october caddis are about as well. The fishing is excellent. The weather for the coming week promises warm days until the weekend.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwo, drake and PMD patterns. There are caddis about as well.
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.
For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.
Try drakes as well.
Current Flow: near Emma - 465cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The flows are settling back to 465cfs, as the dry weather persists, and the releases drop from Ruedi. The fishing conditions remain excellent and the weather looks ideal for the next week or so.
For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.
Also try streamers.
The conditions are good.
For stonefly nymphs use the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.
Try streamers as well.
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