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 to be advised
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
Summer is here, the water is clear and the Pan has increased flows which help with the water temperature.
The Bureau has put the flows up to 200cfs which is perfect. It will clear out the river a lilttle and protect the fish a little more. There are caddis, bwo's and midges, PMD's and drakes.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, PMD's, Drakes and caddis.
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.
Current Flow: near Emma - 471cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The river has come down quickly and the conditions on the Fork are excellent.
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.
The caddis are about and the drakes will soon be in evidence.
The Colorado is currently under a voluntary closure while the temperatures are high.
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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 Forest.