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 27th November 2011


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The weather has been excellent over the Thanksgiving break. With temperatures in the mid 40's and blue skies it is perfect late autumn weather. The lack of clouds means that the overnight temperatures have been dropping into the 20's and it takes a while for the sun to warm things in the morning to get the midges hatching. But once the hatch is on, the fish have been feeding well on dries, emergers and nymphing.

The great weather brought out a number of fishermen over the weekend to enjoy the late autumn conditions. The browns are up on the redds now.

The weather for the coming week is predicted to be similar with possibly one or two days where there might be some snow. But if the temperatures stay in the 40's it will more likely be rain lower down but snow on the ski slopes.

So if you are considering coming up, the weather looks perfect and will offer a good opportunity to get onto the river before winter makes its appearance. It is only a matter of time.


Frying Pan

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

The fishing was very pleasant this week with warm days and clear skies. The fish rose to emergers and dries as the days progressed but the bigger fish tend to keep a little lower and require nymphing to get to them. The relatively warm conditions have meant that fishing remains excellent all the way down past the 4 mile mark. This enables one to access many spots where there are no other fishermen at all.

Cameron, Mark and Mike have all reported some excellent days out on the river and have given us a few photos this week as evidence.

So if you have a mind to come up and enjoy some great later autumn fishing the weather in the coming week looks perfect. Just dress for winter weather but as you can see from the photo of Cam, there is little snow about and he didn't have to dress particularly heavily for his day out. But don't take chances.

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 - 323cfs (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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