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 10th April 2011


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We certainly had another week of changeable weather accompanied by high winds. The weekend heralded the end of the ski season at both Snowmass and Ajax. Only Highlands remains open until the 24 th April. We had 7" of snow over the past week. When the weather warmed the high winds hastened the melt.  Then with the latest cool spell slowed things down for a day or so. Accompanying the increased melt, the Bureau has been increasing the releases out of Ruedi so that now, the lower Pan is running at 242cfs. The next day or so, despite being warm promises some thunderstorms and thereafter it will remain clear and warm for a few more days.

With the Fork now running at 476cfs at Basalt, the increased releases have augmented the melt so now the river is very floatable from Basalt.

A little snow remains at lower elevations so one would expect a little more runoff before this first stage is completed. Then we have to wait for the warmer weather to affect the higher elevations. Already there is evidence of new grass emerging lower down and some trees are sporting a few buds. Spring is definitely here. Contrast that with the latest snow which drove a few herds of deer and bighorn sheep to lower elevations over the past few days.

With the ending of most of the skiing in the area, the numbers of visitors have dropped off quite quickly. So it will be back to great fishing with only a few locals and visitors out on the rivers. Many locals leave town now, so it is an excellent time to get out on the river for the last period before the crowds return for the late spring and summer.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 242cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

As the Bureau continues to increase the releases, it is discernible that they are lowering the level of Ruedi. From 66% a few weeks ago, Ruedi is now just above 60% full. It is a pity the Bureau didn't keep releases a little higher during the winter so that it would have benefitted the fish more as well as diminishing the necessity of releasing so much water now. However at 242cf the conditions are excellent as the higher flow flushes out a little of the debris which gathered over the winter.

The midges are coming off well accompanied at various times by BWO's. There are a few caddis flying around as well.

During the week the dry fly fishing was excellent along the Pan from the flats down to mid river. The higher water flow is spreading the fish out nicely. The coming week offers a few cloudy days with the possibility of clearer weather later in the week. The fishing will be excellent as it continues to warm and the higher water gives the fish a little more comfort.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on both midges and BWO's. The principal hatches are midges, but the BWO's are building in intensity.

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. Try the parachute BWO and the thorax patterns.

Roaring Fork


Current Flow: near Emma - 476cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The quality of the Fork has remained excellent up near Basalt although generally it is not great below Carbondale. A few days of cooler weather did clear it a little for a day or so, but by midweek with the anticipated warmer weather returning, one would expect the Crystal to color up again and make fishing below Carbondale a losing proposition, particularly when the water is perfect up above Basalt.

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 has blown out. Don't bother stopping. Just turn onto HIghway 82 and come up to Basalt.


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