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 6th November 2011


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After a nice comfortable start out to the week, by Saturday some snow blew in and remained on Sunday. Although the snow fell overnight, the days were very pleasant and the fishing on Sunday was good with midges and a few BWO's coming off.

With the Pan now running around 83cfs and Ruedi being 81.5% full, the prospects for a great winter flow are looking very likely. The inflows at Thomasville, currently 42cfs, were actually closer to 60cfs as the recent snows melted a little in the warm weather. It would indeed be excellent if the Bureau could maintain higher flows during the coldest months, providing the fish with more protection and mitigating the risks of anchor ice.

With the colder weather this week, the number of visitors was very low and afforded a good opportunity to access most of the Pan. The Fork was similarly little trafficked with the cold and snow keeping the boat traffic to a minimum.

The forecast for the coming week is for some more snow until Tuesday and then clear and bright until next Sunday or Monday. So the coming week should provide some more pleasant weather for some outings on the river. With 23inches of snow having fallen over the past week bringing the base up to 29inches, a week of pleasant weather won't do any damage to the snow pack as we get closer to the opening of the ski season.

One interesting piece of local news was the completion of the Aspen Airport runway during the week. This enables heavier loads at takeoff, increasing the number of passengers per flight as well and the possibility of longer flights because of the ability to carry more fuel on take-off.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 86cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The snow and colder weather arriving on the weekend put the fish down for a little on Friday and Saturday. But by Sunday with overnight snow on the ground and a nice hatch of midges and BWO's there was some good dry fly action for much of the day. The fish took black special midge emergers #20 as well as parachute adams #20 and extended body BWO's #20-#22. When the fish sat lower it was necessary to nymph to them with nymphs and emergers deeper down. Despite the snow and cold it has not yet slowed up the feeding cycle. So the fish remain aggressive and feed heavily when they get the chance.

For the coming week the prediction of clear days until next week end promises some excellent fishing as the warmer weather will keep the hatches coming. When the cold hits it takes a day or so for the bugs to adjust and slows down the fishing a little.

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

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 - 371cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The snows during the week pushing the flows in the Fork back up a little to 400cfs and since have settled back to the 370's. The condition of the water remains excellent. There is still floating from Carbondale down but in the snow and cold, the fishermen took some time off.

The coming week should see some nice fishing if the prediction of warmer clear weather is accurate. But next weekend may see the return of some snow so keep and eye on the weather forecast.

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 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.

 

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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