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 23rd October 2011


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As the Bureau adjusts to its winter flows, it dropped the Pan releases to 90cfs this week. The fishing remains excellent with the fish being pushed to the deeper pools as the level falls. On all indications the flows will remains around this level now well into winter with the hope that when the coldest period arrives, the Bureau will be in a position to increase releases to minimize anchor ice and provide the fish with better protection.

The weather this week was beautiful with the temperatures generally reaching the mid 60's with bright clear days. Monday started out with some grey skies and the threat of a little rain. It made for some excellent dry fly fishing on the Pan as the cloud cover brought off some marvelous hatches. The coming week the weather is predicted to be similar with a day or so of cloud and maybe a shower or two with the remainder of the week promised to be clear, sunny and warm. Maybe it won't be as warm as the past week, but it will still be very pleasant with the temperatures in the mid 50's.

Town is very quiet now with few visitors but there are still a few fishermen coming up on the weekend enjoying some excellent conditions and with little traffic. These are some of the prettiest days of the year. We haven't had much wind so the trees still have a lot of colored foliage. The beavers are starting to make their presence felt. Hunters are in town for the second season.

The browns are stacking up now and are on a few redds now getting ready for the spawn. As we approach the end of October, the cooler weather is not far away. Therefore if you have a mind to enjoy a day or two on the river before the colder weather arrives, don't leave it too long.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 90cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The past week witnessed some of the prettiest days and best dry fly fishing of the season. With the drop in the flows, the fish are now taking adults off the surface where they find them. And the lower flows have opened up the river to great access all the way into Basalt. The hatches have been excellent, particularly on the cloudy days earlier in the week. There have been midges, bwo's and a few PMD's coming off as well as a few october caddis still in evidence.

With the water at winter flows, it is a great time now to be able to fish the full length of the Pan and find you are the only one on the river at many of the access points. This is the favorite time for locals with the big browns getting ready for the spawn and competing for the food as they intuitively become aware that cold weather is not far away.

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 - 317cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

With the flows in the Pan having been cut significantly, the Fork has dropped down near 300cfs at Basalt. It makes for great wading but difficult floating. The fishing has been good in the pristine Autumn conditions and with the outlook generally clear for the next week, there should be ample opportunity to get out onto the river. The floating from Carbondale is still good with the colors along the river bank, the great water and the brown stacking up aggressively chasing streamers.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using stonefly and baetis nymphs. Try streamers as well.

 

Colorado River


The Colorado continues to fish well with Cameron continuing to report 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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