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 16th October 2011


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The US Fish and Wildlife has completed its releases and consequently the Bureau has pulled Pan releases back to winter levels. The Pan is now running at 100cfs, the winter levels. It the Bureau can keep it at this level or close to it all the way through the coldest months of winter this will be an excellent level going forward. It also makes now for some of the best dry fly fishing of the year as the shallower water will bring the fish to the surface all the way down to Basalt. It is the first time the Pan has been wadable and fishable from Basalt for the first three miles for some months now.

The forecast for the coming week is maybe a day or so for some cloud cover and maybe a shower but then clear sunny weather in the mid 50's thorugh 60's for the next week. This makes for perfect weather and for some excellent dry fly fishing the full length of the Pan.

The lower flows have also dropped the Fork below Basalt which makes it a little skinnier but ideal for wade fishing. And of the course the Colorado is fishing extremely well. Cameron reported some of the best dry fly fishing on the Colorado this year while floating this week. The fish were taking large dries against the banks and made for some dramatic takes.

A beautiful time of the year. If you have some time to come up over the next week, the weather should be perfect and the fishing ideal.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 100cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The Pan releases have dropped by 2/3rds to now be running at an excellent 100cfs. At the height of summer, this level would be a little troublesome because with a lot of traffic the fish would feel a lot of pressure. But now as the numbers of fishermen on the river have thinned out considerably, it is an excellent level giving fishermen access now to most of the river from Basalt up and opening up water where the fish haven't been troubled for months.

With the prediction of clear warm weather through most of the coming week, we are expecting excellent fishing in prospect.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on PMD's, midges and BWO's.

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.

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 - 628cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

With the Fork now running at around 400cfs from Basalt because of the reduced releases from Ruedi, the water is getting a little skinny for floating unless you are prepared to do a little work. The condition of the water is excellent and offers great opportunity to fish pocket water or streamers. Great fishing is to be expected over the next week with the prediction of warm clear weather as the browns begin to stage for the spawn.

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 continues to fish well with Cameron reporting some excellent dry fly fishing while floating along the edges this week. Big browns were taking large generic dries well placed and offered some of the best dry fly fishing this year on the Colorado. It still fishes extremely well nymphing as the cooler weather and clear flows have the fish feeding in the feeding lanes on baetis nymphs and emergers.

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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