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
Friday and Saturday - 8am - 5pm
Sunday - Thursday - 8am - 5pm
Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2017.
Check the photos from our second April 2017 school.
New for 2017. Our Ladies fishing camp. Details here.
Continuing its schizophrenic water release program, the Bureau pushed the flows back up to 260cfs for 2 days and then dropped them again by Friday to 172cfs. The conditions are great for fishing at the moment as the PMD's start to come off on the Pan. It's the only reliable water around at the moment.
The Fork appears to have peaked so the quality floating should start soon.
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.
With the Pan back at 172cfs, the wading is easy so the fish will be pushed back into the more protected areas. This will be the only good destination for 100's of miles while the freestones drop.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwo and shortly PMD patterns. There are a few 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.
Current Flow: near Emma - 3500cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Full blown run-off at the moment. The Fork seems to have peaked so the floating will be good soon.
Don't bother to think about it unless you just want a very fast raft trip. Just come up to the Frying Pan at the end of the week.
See here for other pictures.
Check out our new Frying Pan River Lodge.
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shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State
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