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 - 9am - 3pm
Guide School. We are conducting a guide school from the 11th to the 15th of April. See details here.
With minimal snow over the past week, the weather has been excellent. It was a very comfortable 40degrees out on the river today. A few BWO's came off as well as a few midges but the hatches were not strong. There were quite a few fishermen out enjoying the exceedingly pleasant conditions. With a few visitors in town for the X Games, it was quite busy. A change from the past few weeks.
The weather over the coming week promises more warmth in the mid 40's and little to no snow, so there should be ample opportunities to get out onto the river, particularly if you are up here to ski and find that the icy conditions require a day or so to rest. A few hours out on the river is just the ticket.
Cameron has been in both Marlborough last week and New Jersey this weekend at the Fly Fishing Shows and has enjoyed making new contacts and meeting a lot of old friends. He will be at the North Carolina Feb 6and 7th show so if you would like to catch up with him, note it in your diary.
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 prediction of generally clear weather over the coming week it will be great to get out onto the river but take care to dress warmly. The clear overnight sky brings the temperatures down well below freezing so the mornings are cold. But in the sunlight things will warm in time.
With the strong flows, the fish are tending to stay a little deeper so if you are nymphing the fishing has been excellent. The hatches have been sporadic so it is a matter of catching them at the right time if you want to enjoy some winter dry fly activity.
Recommended Flies:Use midges and eggs.
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 - n/acfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Though deep into wintery conditions, the Fork remains in excellent condition with minimal ice buildup and hence great access for wading.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Mostly eggs and attractor patterns now. The browns are on the redds so try streamers and eggs below them.
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: egg patterns as well as some of the patterns suggested above for the Fork.
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shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State
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