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 22nd May 2011


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Wednesday 25th. The Bureau today indicated that there is no intention to raise the level of the releases from Ruedi in the near future. Therefore we won't have any increased flows disrupting Memorial Weekend. With the current snowpack near 300% the level of last years level in the Frying Pan catchment, the big question is whether the rain and snow will stop and whether it will remain cool enough for a nice long term runoff.

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Another week of difficult weather with rain, some snow and unsettled weather for the first kids' camp for the year. Saturday it rained and drizzled on and off but it didn't duant the spirits. Sunday we woke to a beautiful blue sky and the promise of clear weather. It was not to be. As the day progressed the clouds blew in and a little rain fell. But by late afternoon the weather cleared and it was blue skies again.

The rain and warm weather has pushed up the flows so that the only consistently fishable water is the Pan. The forecast over the next few days is for similar changeable weather with the promise of clear blue skies and warmth from mid-week. The warmth earlier in the week pushed the flows well over 1400cfs but now they has settled back to just under 1000cfs at Basalt.

So the Fork, though high is relatively clean above Basalt and will afford some fishing along the edges and in the slower sections. The unsettled weather has brought on some great BWO hatches and the fishing was accordingly excellent on the Pan from 4 mile up.

With the promise of warming weather as the week progresses and higher temperatures, we are well into run-off now. So if you are considering coming up, plan to fish the Pan and drive past the Colorado and the Fork.

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 361cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The Pan continues to fish well in the unsettled weather with BWO's coming off from late morning through to mid-afternoon in the rain. Midges were coming off as well. Harry had some excellent days out mid-river with fish taking dries for a good part of the day. Up near the dam, the better dry fly fishing was below the bend pool and down where the fish positioned themselves to take the BWO's drifting by on the edges of the current. Otherwise the fish tended to stay low and feed as the nymphs and emergers drifted by sub-surface. The coming week promises more of the same in the early part of the week with the forecast of more changeable weather. So if it does cloud over, be prepared for some rain and wind, but the fishing should be excellent. Later in the week with the suggestion of clear warmer weather, the midges will be stronger but the baetis will still be moving about sub-surface and will come off intermittently.

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 - 993cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The flows ran up to over 1400cfs early in the week and then held back as the colder weather and more snow and rain came in. The flows has slowed back to just under 1000cfs for the moment affording the opportunity to fish the edges and the quieter water as the water is a little cleaner. But mid-week it is predicted to warm up again so one would expect that the flows will pick up quickly and render the Fork unfishable except at the higher elevations.

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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