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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Welcome to Frying Pan Anglers
The Best in Colorado Fly Fishing


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
25th June 2017

Summer Hours

Friday and Saturday - 8am - 5pm

Sunday - Thursday - 8am - 5pm

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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.

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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.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 172cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

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.

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.

The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.

For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.

Roaring Fork

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.


Colorado

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.

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Shop Location.

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

See here for other pictures.

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Check out our new Frying Pan River Lodge.

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Buy Your Colorado Fishing Licence here.

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Frying Pan Anglers is a specialty fly fishing shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State of Colorado.



Under Special Use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.  Equal Opportunity employer

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