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 20th November 2011


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As we head into Thanksgiving Holidays we are enjoying a few days of reasonably clear weather despite the prediction of the weatherman. We have had a little dusting of snow and some wind, but generally conditions have been quite pleasant with the temperatures later this afternoon in the 40's.

The fishing was good again this week with fish taking emergers and dries both BWO and midge patterns. With the forecast for similar weather over the next week the fishing should be similar. A few days of clear weather and the possibility of a little snow or maybe rain but the temperatures remaining comfortably in the 30's to 40's.

There were quite a few fishermen out this weekend enjoying the conditions before we get into the winter cold. The fish are moving about nicely and the bug hatches are keeping them sufficiently interested to feed off the surface.

So if you are coming up fo rthe Thanksgiving Holidays, look forward to the possibility of some nice fishing. Just be prepared to dress for the cold. But with some luck the weather will be as nice as it has been over the past several days.

And wherever you travel take care and arrive safely.

If you are thinking of something different in this weather, at the San Juan Angler we have access to some private water where kokanee salmon are running. Have a look at this one. If you are in the area give the shop and call and we can arrange for you to go out. Their number is (970) 382 9978.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 92cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The fishing this weekend was good with some nice midge and a few BWO hatches. The fish took naturals off the surface and subsurface. Even when it got a little colder on the flats with the wind, it was just a matter of moving further down valley where there was more protection. The fish took grey special emergers #20 as well as parachute Adams, rs2's, and grey biot emegers.

The coming week should provide similar conditions with maybe a little snow but generally the prediction is for clear and sunny weather with temperatures into the 40's.

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 - 364cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The clearer weather has kept the river free of ice and snow and maintained excellent water conditions. With the browns up on the redds now fish below them with eggs, streamers and other attractors as the fish feed on eggs drifting down. But leave the fish on the redds alone to do their best for next years fingerlings.There has been some good fishing in side channels as well as nymphing, particularly with eggs below the redds.

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


Colorado River

The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. There will be good fishing until we get a final cold spell which slows down the hatches.

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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