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 8th May 2011


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The weather warmed up considerably as accurately predicted last week by the weatherman. Today it is in the mid 70's with quite a wind blowing. The rivers are gathering color rapidly. The Fork has risen quickly over the past few days and went over 800cfs midday today. It has really colored up. The Colorado jumped 2000cfs and is now just a river flowing upside down.

Even Taylor Creek is well colored up and is rising quickly. It rose noticeably as the day progressed.

With the forecast over the next 10 days generally for temperatures to be in the high 60's to 70's there is little prospect for respite. The lowest predicted temperatures are in the 50's over Tuesday and Wednesday but the overnight temperatures will remain in the 40's.

It was very quiet this weekend. The fishing was great on the Pan and good higher up the Fork. In the coming weeks, the fishing will remain good on the Pan but unless the weatherman is wrong and we get some cold again one suspects that the run-off at the lower levels has started properly now so the Fork will be a question of going high up past Basalt. Certainly belwo Carbondale the Fork is not fishable.

The caddis are coming off well lower down now with a few coming off near Basalt.

Ring during the week if you are coming up and we can give you a more uptodate view.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 348cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Thankfully the Bureau has left the Pan alone so that at these levels it remains good fishing although it is hard to wade lower down towards town as the tributaries contribute to the flow. But certainly from the 4 mile mark where it widens out there were a lot of fishermen trying their luck over the weekend. While the food source remains small the fish are staying in the slower water where they can get something floating by.

In the warmth there are a lot of hatches starting. A few caddis were flitting about over the water while the midge were coming off well in the bright sun today. The water quality is excellent generally. However as the tributaries start to pick up their flows, they will contribute a little color and more water volume lower down, so the best place to start to look for a place to fish is probably the 3 mile mark.

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.

With the warmth arriving there will be caddis starting to move about. In addition as the water gets higher try bigger bugs in the faster water where it is deep. The fish will take large attractors where the water is fast enough and it is a little colored. It also enables one to get away with heavier tippet.

Roaring Fork


Current Flow: near Emma - 790cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

Although the Fork was great fishing even up until today up higher, with the flows jumping up as they are, one suspects that a few more days of hot weather and the levels will move up quickly. The forecast is for a few damp days, but the temperature is not predicted to fall below freezing so at best, the level might hold for a few days if it does get cold and this will permit a few days more good fishing. But as it starts to rise again covering new ground it will pick up a lot of material and the fish will head for the edges and the quiet water.

So the Fork is either fishable from Basalt up or won't be fishable depending how quickly the temperatures rise and stay hot.

Call the shop if you are coming up and we will give you the latest 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 is a sea of mud so just drive by, turn onto highway 82 and come up to the Pan.

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