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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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
23rd November 2014

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Our New Location.

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

See here for other pictures.

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Autumn Hours

Sunday to Thursday 8am - 4pm

Friday and Saturday 8am - 4pm

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*****New Accomodation.****

Great News. We have opened the first stage of the Frying Pan River Lodge.

We are offering a fishermen only special deal which might be of interest.

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Winter is certainly here a month early!! It is snowing at the moment and is forecast to remain this way until Wednesday when, presumably, just in time for Thanksgiving we will have temperatures in the mid 50's and clear skies.

We shall see. However there will be snow cover for the skiers. There was sufficient snow for Aspen Mountain to open 2 lifts this weekend for top to bottom runs however with the current base at 13inches, it will be thin so we need a few more days of good snow for some good cover for Thanksgiving.

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.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 110cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

This weeke the bureau increased the releases by 10cfs to 110cfs. The water conditions are perfect but it is cold out and requires full winter regalia. Today there was no-one out to speak of. That was wise given the cold windy conditions. Hardly a fish came up and the bugs decided to take the day off as well. Nymphing was the only recommended course but given the cold and wind, I didn't stay out long. The coming week promises clear warm weather through to Thanksgiving so wait for the current snow to pass and then enjoy some warmer weather.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, BWO's.

For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BUV 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.

With the baetis nymphs and BWO's coming off in the shade try small nymphs such as pheasant tails, bubble backs, FPA sparkle baetis and rs2's. When the BWO's come off parachute adams and standard BWO patterns. Also try the parachute BWO and the thorax patterns.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 389cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

At 389cfs the flows the Fork is now at the highest level it has been over the past 15 years of record keeping at Basalt. Great for the fish and leaving plenty of room for floating lower down if one wants to brave the current weather. But given the forecast of temperatures in the 50's midweek there could be a good chance to get out and float over Thanksgiving if the weather is clear.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis nymphs after a large stonefly patterns. The browns are getting onto the redds so try streamers as they are now responding.

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.

Also try eggs and attractor patterns.

For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher.


Colorado

The Colorado is in great condition and should remain that way for now. Nymphing produces the best results. The fish are now responding to streamers and the browns are on the redds.

Recommended Flies: Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers.

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.

Also try Pat's Rubberlegs, Twenty Incher #8-#16, BTB Twenty Incher #8 - #16, BH Prince #12 - #18, Natural Hare's Ear #14 - #18, Hare's Ear Olive #14 - #18.

For streamers use white or black flies. Also use egg patterns.

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