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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Fishing Report

For the Week ending 2nd October 2011


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The weather remained excellent throughout the week. The predicted rain hardly arrived leaving the rivers in excellent condition. There was the faint threat of rain when a few thunderstorms rolled through, but it cleared quickly leaving little evidence.

The coming week the weatherman is predicting a little more potential for rain as well as some lower temperatures. Generally it may be a little cooler. If some cloud cover rolls in as well, the hatches will be excellent as they slowed a little this week in the bright sun and warmer days. If the predicted cooler weather arrives and brings a little rain, it will fall as snow on the higher elevations. A good start for a base for the ski fields. But where we are it should be excellent. The colors are vivid. A little wind over the weekend settled a lot of leaves in the river for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, but that cleared quickly.

So if you are coming up this week, dress for colder weather so that in the eventuality of being on the river during some rain and a great hatch there will be no need to get out of the water.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 300cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Last week there was a prediction of some showers, but generally the weather was excellent and clear. The warmth brought out a lot of fishermen and kept the hatches down a little. The river continues to run around 300cfs making it necessary to fish closer to the dam.

One hopes that the river will drop shortly so that it is possible to wade closer to town before it gets too cold. There is ample time for some great autumn fishing and it would be excellent to be able to get into some of the spots which have been protected by the higher water.

The coming week promises more excellent fishing, particularly if the anticipated showers come in and provide some cloud cover. Overall prospects are excellent.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on PMD's, midges and BWO's. The drakes are slowing down now but the patterns still work.

For PMD dries use the Sparkle Comparadun #16-#18, Thorax PMD #16 - #18, AK's Melon Quill, AK's Parachute Red Quill, Rusty Spinner's, Pink Cahill, Lawson's No Hackles. In addition use emergers and nymphs when there is not much surface activity.

Even though the drakes have slowed down, using a drake as an indicator with a small BWO dry behind will work well and the fish will take the drake from time to time.

The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try WD-40's #20, red and black chironocones #20, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, black polywings #18 - #22 and garcia's rojo 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. In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, suspended midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26, loopwing emergers #20 - #22 and FPA special emergers #20 - #26.

For baetis, 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. With the range of bugs coming off, larger BWO patterns will work well in the rougher water. Parachutes down to #12 will attract attention in the rougher water and will be effective.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 600cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The water is in excellent condition and is falling a little again. On the warmer mornings the midges are coming off well and the BWO as the day progresses. Ideal conditions now persist the full length of the Fork. There is good streamer fishing on float trips in the afternoons as the big browns are beginning to move into position and color up. As the weather cools a little this week the hatches will intensify, particularly if some cloud cover rolls through.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using drake, stonefly and baetis nymphs. In the mornings rusty spinners, and in the afternoons progress to caddis and baetis nymphs. Try streamers as well.

 

Colorado River


The Colorado is fishing particularly well now and offering the most consistent fishing of the season so far. It is hoped that if there is any rain it will be minimal and keep the Colorado clear for the remainder of Autumn.

Recommended Flies: Big stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.

The best rig is a big rubberleg first followed by a smaller emerger baetis or maybe nymph around #18 fished deep down.

 

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