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  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.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  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.


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Roaring Fork River -Autumn Fishing


It is a beautiful time of year to float the Fork and see the colors so inquire as to the availability of floats and the water level. As the season progresses, the level of the Fork will continue to fall making it impossible to comfortably float above Carbondale. If you have a particularly small craft like a one man raft you might be able to walk it around some of the drops, but you need to be experienced and careful. There are a couple of spots where there is a risk of becoming hung up mid-river, a not particularly comfortable experience.

However the Fork is very accessible for wading at a number of places. Get a copy of Micheal Shooks map of the area which lists the access points. We carry a copy in the shop. As the Autumn progresses the flies will get smaller although there will still be a few caddis about.  Best results with caddis are fishing pupa patterns. Ideally fish them anticipating the take on the swing. This emulates the pupa rising to surface prior to hatching.

In the mornings as you are starting out before the hatches start, try san juan worms.  If they are working keep them on until the Baetis start to hatch.

The best results will be with BWOs. Use nymphs, emergers and dries if they are hatching. If it is quiet use a larger fly such as a Royal Stimulator with the baetis nymph dropper.  Pheasant tails and sparkle baetis nymphs or sparkle RS2s will work well.

In addition midge fishing can be very good on the Fork. The afternoons are the best time for the midges. Again keep your eyes open, go slow, six x tippets, and wear good polarized glasses. Try a size #18 prince with a #20 black biot emerger as a trailer.

In addition lower down, use streamers both black and olive.

Autumn is an excellent time to get onto the Fork, particularly after the traffic of the summer has dissipated and you can access some good water wading.  The Fork has big fish all the way up towards Aspen. Don't think that the larger fish are only towards Glenwood.  With the reduced traffic and easier wading you will be able to access some great fishing during the Autumn.

Recommended Flies :

midges; elk hair caddis #16 and smaller for the adult;
prince nymph #16 and #18 for the caddis emerger;
caddis pupa patterns;
carrot nymph #18;
red copper john #20;
gold ribbed hare’s ear #16 and #18;
20 incher stone #14;
Blue Wing Olives #20;
Stimulators #10 - #16;
streamers #10 (on cloudy days);
autumn splendor #4 - 8;
bead head pops bugger olive #6;
hoppers;
san juan worms

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