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 15th May 2011


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The weatherman predicted moderately variable weather last week. And he was off. We had a rollercoaster of weather from heat to snow and cold with more snow being added to the already high snow pack. The amount of snow is challenging the clearing of Independence Pass which is presently intended to be open in 2 weeks. However the rafters are looking for run-off which will ensure water lasts longer in the Fork than usual. This is great news for fishermen as it will keep the flow higher and colder and will benefit the Colorado downstream from the confluence with the Fork when the colder water keeps the temperature colder during the hottest days of August.

With the forecast for possibly more showers over the coming week, at higher altitudes this will add to the snowpack.

The weather was sufficiently cold during the week to slow the melt a little at higher altitudes which meant that the fishing above Basalt was great as the flow dropped a little from the 1000cfs flow last Wednesday. If the weather continues to warm the flows will pick up again as the week progresses.

The Pan has remained at 350cfs releases but it reading a little higher because of the flow from Rocky Fork. So generally the best fishing in the area at the moment is the Pan or higher up the Fork if it remains colder.

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 355cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The Pan continues to fish well with more fish being taken nymphing as the higher flows tend to keep the fish in the slower water out of the current. The caddis were about when it warmed during the week as well and midges BWO's and a few larger mayflies about #16. The coming week promises some more variable weather but as it warms again the tributaries will pick up their flows. The higher flows dropped as the week became colder, so now although it is running higher, Taylor Creek is very clear. This will be the same for all other tributaries. So watch the weather map and call the shop for the latest report if you are coming up.

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 - 880cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

Although the flows at 880cfs are higher than last week, during the week they peaked at 1000cfs so the lower flows now mean that the water above Basalt is in great condition. Harry reported that the fishing was good yesterday floating from Basalt with the fish taking girdle-bugs and princes.

This good water condition will continue until the warmer weather hits again and the melts pick up. The coming week promises a few showers, so there is the chance that the temperature will remain cold at higher elevations holding back the melt above Aspen.

If this comes to pass, the fishing will remain excellent above Basalt for the coming week so don't bother stopping anywhere below Basalt. Just come here, check the water condition and either fish the Pan or head on higher up the Fork.

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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