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 29th May 2011


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The hot weather arrived together with warm winds and the melt really gathered pace. The Colorado is unfishable. And the Fork is almost unfishable except very high up. The Pan remains in good condition, but Rocky Fork and higher elevations are really beginning to melt. Consequently although the Bureau has not increased the releases, the guage indicates that Rocky Fork is putting around 50cfs into the Pan bringing it close for 400cfs.

Lower down, the Pan has really taken on color. Taylor Creek jumped quite dramatically in todays heat and is putting a lot of color into the river as are some of the other tributaries. So that by the time one gets low down close to town the river is obviously running at over 400cfs and is quite colored. But Generally the Pan offers great fishing from about the 6 mile mark up.

The coming week promises more hot weather so the melt will continue to raise the rivers leaving the Pan as the only good fishable water in the area.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 390cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The Pan releases have remained constant but the higher readings are due to Rocky Fork which is bringing in quite a flow now. The hot weather of the past few days really picked up the lewer level melts filling the various tributaries and bringing color into the Pan below the 6 mile mark. The fishing has been excellent though. With the water level remaining fairly constant the midge hatches and the BWO hatches in the shade have been excellent.

Today the fish took both BWO and midge dries as well as nymphs. Pheasant tails, miracle nymphs, emergers, parachute adams. The fish ate them all. And generally there weren't a great number of people out for the Memorial weekend.

The coming week promises more heat and generally clear weather with possibly some rain over the next 24 hours. The Pan is the only fishable destination for hundreds of miles in this heat, so with little likelihood that the flow will change, the fishing should be good.

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 - 2000cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

For the moment, the Fork is a sea of mud so don't bother for the coming week. Just come to the Pan.

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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