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 21st August 2011


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With a little weather closing in this afternoon, it is very comfortable out on the river. The Bureau pushed the Pan up a little to 182cfs on Friday. The fishing is excellent.

The Fork continues to come down as well and over the past week we have had reports of good dry fly activity from Basalt up. The flow at Basalt is just under 500cfs and is perfect.

We are entering the changeover period in the season when many of the families leave to coincide with the return of school. Shortly we will see a hint of color change and then a different group of fishermen will arrive to enjoy the cooler weather, the changing colors and some of the best fishing off the year as we head into Autumn.

How time flies! Ordinarily we would be getting ready for the International Fly Tackle Dealer show, but this year it has been relocated to New Orleans this weekend. It makes little sense for shops in the Rockies to leave at the height of the season so we will have to wait and get the news. It has been announced that next years show will be in Reno, Nevada from August 16-18. Obviously they have decided that they don't want small shops from the Rocky Mountains to attend. Putting the show on at the height of the season obviously serves people other than the small retailers who are the backbone of the industry in terms of introducing new products and approaches to the public.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 182cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The flows were increased during the week to around 182cfs giving the fish a little protection and making the wading just a little more difficult in the narrower sections of the Pan close to town. Elsewhere though, conditions are perfect with multiple hatches during the day. The fish are taking dries very nicely as the hatches vary from midges, PMD's and BWO to drakes and a few yellow sallies coming off close to town.

The forecast last week was for a little rain, and it certainly will little. Maybe a few spots overnight, but nothing useful during the day. For the third week running the forecast is for some rain, so maybe this week the forecasters will be a little more accurate. We will see.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on PMD's, midges and BWO's. There are also a lot of drakes coming off.

Now that the PMD's are coming off twice a day, in the lower water, the dry fly fishing will improve daily as the fish get used to looking up in the slower shallower water to take the bugs off the surface.

For PMD dries use the Sparkle Comparadun #16-#18, Thorax PMD #16 - #18, AK's Melon Quill, AK's Parachute Red Quill, Rusty Spinner's, Pink Cahill, Lawson's No Hackles. In addition use emergers and nymphs when there is not much surface activity.

Drake are coming off nicely now. The fish vary a little as the day progresses but generally the Colorado drake pattern #12 has been very productive as well as the straw wing emerger. Geoff has had great success this week on the sparkle wing drake.

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.

For baetis, try small nymphs such as pheasant tails, bubble backs, FPA sparkle baetis and rs2's. When the BWO's come off parachute adams and standard BWO patterns. Also try the parachute BWO and the thorax patterns. With the range of bugs coming off, larger BWO patterns will work well in the rougher water. Parachutes down to #12 will attract attention in the rougher water and will be effective.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 500cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The fishing in the Fork is excellent with the conditions perfect. There is some nice dry fly activity as well which is adding a little variety to the fishing options. Davide has been back in town for several weeks and reports excellent dry fly activity on caddis patterns above Basalt both in the mornings and the evenings. Marty also reported some great action just below Basalt where the river has cut a new path during this years runoff.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using drake, stonefly and yellow sally nymphs. Caddis and baetis nymphs and emergers will also work.

Colorado River

The Colorado continues to fishing well now. Ed, Cameron, Kyle and Mike are reporting that the best fishing is currently in the Colorado. They also report few other fishermen on the water. The fish are feeding well deep down and are trying to catch up on the feeding opportunities lost over the period of high runoff when the fish were more interested in protecting themselves.

Recommended Flies: Big stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, yellow sallies, PMD and baetis nymphs are all recommended.

The best rig is a big rubberleg first followed by a smaller emerger baetis or maybe nymph around #18 fished deep down.

 

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