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
Thursday - Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Wednesday - 9am - 5pm
Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2018.
Guide School/Fishing Camp dates for April/May 2019
If you just want a fishing camp experience see how here.
Welcome to winter!! We have had 8 inches of snow over the past 24 hours with the possibilty of a little more today. It will clear for a day or so and then further snow is predicted for later in the week. With the Pan running at 41cfs all flows are low with the Fork at 233cfs at Basalt.
Winter conditions prevail, so dress appropriately and enjoy the rivers to yourself.
Winter flows at 41cfs make for tough conditions for the fish to find somewhere to hide. Still we have not had any really cold weather which would cause anchor ice, so this is a blessing. We have December to negotiate and then as a result of a new water agreement the flows should pick up in January.
Dress for colder weather and enjoy the conditions.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, egg patterns.
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 - 233cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Winter conditions and low water. Enjoy the opportunity to wade the Fork before the colder winter conditions bring on the ice.
Try eggs and 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.
Also try streamers.
The river is clear and low. The conditions are good as we have not had the cold necessary to build up the ice.
Try streamers as well.
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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.