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 17th April 2011


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Another changeable week, weatherwise. It is certainly an unpredictible spring. Although one must give thanks that we aren't suffering as others are with hurricanes and wildfires. One day it is snowing and the next it is relatively warm. The weatherman has certainly been keeping us on the edge of our seats.

The coming week promises more unsettled weather ranging from rain to snow to below freezing overnight temperatures. thos hoping for a more settled spring will be sorely dissappointed. But the fishing will be excellent as it was this week. The Pan had some great hatches as well as the Fork. Curtis and Sheri were up again this week and reported excellent dry fly fishing with BWO on the Fork near Basalt. The Pan fished similarly with great midge hatches as well as some BWO's. So embrace the unsettled weather. It is great for the fishing.

As we enter the last week for skiing on the last mountain open (Highlands) the Skico is already announcing its new dates for the next season. We have spring, summer and autumn fishing to enjoy, so we are not fussed. We will put away the skis and enjoy the lengthening days, the warming sun, the leaves, the grass and the life that comes with a new season. Enough of the winter for the moment. Enough!

So as we enter the quiet period between the winter traffic and summer tourism, some of the best fishing of the season is there to be enjoyed. The fish are beginning to move about. Generally they remain in the quieter sections where the energy expediture relatively to a healthy serving of midges and BWO's will be positive. They won't be in the faster section fighting the current until the food supplies justifies the effort to be expended. That will be soon, particularly when the stone flies start rolling about in great numbers.

So enjoy the fishing before the crowds turn up. This weeks photos attest to the quality fishery we have in our backyard.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 246cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The releases continue to run at an unseasonally high rate being almost twice the median, and Ruedi continues to fall as evidences by its level. It seems that the Bureau took their eye off the ball this year, though the flows are good for the fish and are helping clear the river a little. One trusts that this obvious miscalculation is aberrant.

The higher flow has shifted the fish about and relocated them relative to the midge and BWO hatches. The fishing was excellent during the week both near the dam and lower down on dries as the changeable weather brought on midge hatches and BWO's. Generally the fishing was excellent but it was a matter of attempting to match the hatch on some days.

On Sunday, for instance, the fish were feeding strongly on small midges, so it was a matter of putting on #30 and #32 grey special emergers which worked perfectly. The fish weren't interested if a larger pattern floated by.

The coming week promises a mixture of rain, snow and maybe some clear weather with temperatures in the 50's. This augers well for more great fishing although those wanting a few bright sunny days to indicate that something resembling spring has arrived will have their patience tested.

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 - 506cfs (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. Curtis reported some excellent dry fly fishing around Basalt this weekend on BWO's. The Fork is beginning to color up just a little as the temperatures have remained relatively warm and have permitting the runoff to continue apace. With the flow now over 500cfs, the floating conditions from Basalt are excellent and justify one putting in higher up the Fork. However, take care to call the shop and check on water conditions as the week progresses because unless we get an overnight freeze, additional snow and rain will lift the flow further.

Below Carbondale, the conditions will not justify the effort, so don't bother to stop there unless there are reports of overnight freezing and evidence that the flow is falling. All indications at the moment are that there won't be any freeze sufficient to bring down the flows from the Crystal.

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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