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 March 2011


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Another fine week of fishing with changeable weather and the promise of more such weather over the coming week. We have been busy with some school holidays bringing some more visitors to our area. This week the local schools start holidays, so one would expect more activity out on the river and on the ski slopes.

The forecast for the coming week is a mixture of cloudy days to some rain and possible overnight snow. With temperatures in the high 40's to 50's it is more likely that it will be rain and not snow. Any heavy rain will color up the lower rivers. The Crystal, which is reasonably clear at the moment will color up quickly.

As we moving into spring, it is now only a few weeks until the ski slopes close. As the days lengthen, the melt will begin. But at the moment with the Fork at 337cfs, it seems that everything remains in abeyance at the moment. The water is pristine the higher one moves and the gradual melt of the lower elevations is clearing the edges of the waterways.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 132cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)


Another excellent week of fishing with some changeable weather a little snow and clouds which brought of excellent hatches at various times during the week. Midge hatches were in abundance with the trout taking both black and grey bodied dries. On Thursday the midges were prolific on the flats with a carpet of black midges #20 -#24 covering the water. There have been intermittent BWO's coming off as well. The coming week promises similar conditions with the forecast of temperatures in the 40's to 50's and possible rain and snow.

Recommended Flies:  The principal flies now are midges and eggs below the redds. But the baetis nymphs are beginning to move about in the water and a few BWO's are beginning to come off in the mild weather.

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.

As the baetis begin to move about, try small nymphs such as pheasant tails and rs2's for variety. If the BWO's begin to come off parachute adams and BWO patterns #20 - #26 will work well.

Roaring Fork


Current Flow: near Emma - 337cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The weather cooled a little over the past week and cleared up the lower Fork nicely. The rain and snow caused the pace of the melt to slow. The Crystal is currently relatively clear but with the forecast for more rain and possible snow over the coming week, it is possible that any reasonable downpour will color up the water quickly.

So the key will be to watch the temperatures at higher elevations overnight and assess whether there has been a freeze or whether the melt during the day has continued. If you are inclined to come up, assume that the lower Fork may not be in great condition. So be prepared to head for Basalt where the water will be perfect. Ring the shop to get a more uptodate report.

Recommended Flies:  The best results now are nymphing deep with eggs, attractors such a princes and hare's ears, worms, stoneflies and small baetis nymphs.

If you are floating try streamers, particularly heavier flies with enough weight to get down quickly.


Colorado River

The Colorado contines generally to be colored with the lower elevations continuing to melt off. Ring the shop for an uptodate report, but generally, unless the overnight temperatures have been below freezing, assume that the Colorado will continue to be colored.

Recommended Flies:  As noted, the best results will be from nymphing and streamers. For nymphs try baetis and attractor nymphs as well as stones. The fish are up on the redds so fish below them with eggs and attractors.

 

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