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 1st May 2011


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Another difficult week, weather wise. It has certainly been a difficult spring, with little warm weather. Again this weekend we awoke to snow on the ground and cold temperatures close to freezing. May arrived with driving snow, a lot of cold wind and generally inhospitable conditions. The weather forecast is for the next ten days of relatively mild to warm days with a little cloud and little chance of rain or snow. We shall see.

The snow over the last month has built up the snow pack and the cold weather has maintained it. Consequently the bureau has pushed the releases up to 353cfs and on all indications will keep them there. This means that in the narrower section of the Pan lower down, it will be difficult wading, but not too difficult higher where it widens out.

The near freezing temperatures of the past few days has slowed down the run-off and allowed the rivers to clear a little. The Fork cleared quite well all the way down and even the Colorado has cleared enough to be a proposition. Here is a picture taken on the Fork on Saturday above the lower woody creek bridge. Winter certainly returned.

These conditions will persist until the weather warms up again. So given the forecast, this might only before a few days. In the meantime the conditions are great if you can be here over the next short period.


Frying Pan


Current Flow: below the Dam 353cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Another hard week. With cold and rain/snow dominating for much of the week, the Bureau put the flows up again to 353cfs. This is far above the median of 153cfs for this time of year. The jump is due to the amount of snow which has fallen over the past month and built up the snow pack. The Bureau needs to get ahead of the potential runoff to be able to control the flow when the melt starts at higher altitudes. As an indication of how much the snowpack has built up, the current snow/water equivalent is 160% of the daily average at Ivanhoe lake.

So for now, one expects the flows to remain at a manageable 350cfs in the Pan. The water condition is excellent with great visibility. The flows in the narrower sections of the Pan close to Basalt won't be fishable. But higher as the river widens out it will be fine. It will be a matter of fishing the edges where the flows are not as intense. The fish will be seeking slower water to feed while the predominant source at the moment is midges and BWO's.

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 - 669cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

When the flows picked up in the Pan many of the fishermen moved to the Fork above Basalt and enjoyed some excellent fishing during the week. Higher up with the flows lower, the river was accessible and fished well both nymphing and on dries when the BWO's came off in afternoon during the snow.

Around Basalt there were good reports of fish on stonefly nymphs, attractors and worms in addition to midge larva and baetis nymphs.

The conditions have improved sufficiently for the Fork to have cleared nicely all the way to Glenwood. This will persist until the warm weather returns and the melt picks up pace. From the weather forecast, overnight temperatures will move back above freezing by midweek, so if you are coming up next weekend, call the shop and check on the extent to which the flows have picked up. Alternatively just check the flows and that will give some insight as well.

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

For the moment the freezing conditions slowed down the melt and improved the water condition in the Colorado. So for the short period before the weather warms again, there is an opportunity to fish the Colorado with midges, baetis nymphs, stonefly nymphs, attractors and dries when a BWO hatch comes off. However it will only be a matter of a few days of warm weather to put paid to that, so check with us if the weather clears and warms up.


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