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 25th March 2012


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With the temperature touching 80degrees in Glenwood today, the low elevation snow melting off and the rivers rising a little, one could say that modest low elevation run-off has started. The rivers are still in great condition and there is little evidence of any color yet. But the forecast over the next week is for warm weather and overnight temperatures remaining above freezing. The skiing conditions are very icy and not comfortable at all. So the coming week promises the opportunity to get out onto the river in some lovely Colorado weather for some great fishing.

The conditions are excellent now with the Fork offering excellent midge hatches and great dry fly fishing near town. The Pan is also excellent but many fishermen are now preferring to enjoy the Fork in these excellent conditions.

So if you are coming up for skiing, fishing will offer a great alternative to sliding around on ice. If you want to enjoy the celebrated early season fishing on the Fork before run-off starts, now is the time if the weather remains as predicted.

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Current Flow: below the Dam 91cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Excellent fishing this week with the warm weather ensuring good hatches of midges and a few BWO's which kept the fish rising into the later afternoon. Mid river the fish took gray special emergers and adams while nymphing also produced great result on midge emergers such as the black biot. There were a lot of fishermen about this week enjoying the conditions and the good hatches. In the coming week, if the weather holds, the fishing will be equally as good. There is the possibility of some wind on Monday which will blow the naturals off the surface of the water and scour the tops of the ski mountains, but it should calm down by mid week and offer more good fishing.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on midges and BWO's.

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.

We have not had the usual freezing conditions yet which typically put down the baetis, so there is still a little baetis action at the moment. 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.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 330cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The warmer weather has pushed up the flow of the Fork around Basalt to 330cfs and rising. The water conditions are excellent as the low elevation snow continues to melt off. There is little left now except in the shade, so once the first melt is done the water will be great until the higher elevations begin to melt in a month or two.

Cameron and Mike both reported excellent dry fly fishing for clients in the Fork near Basalt with midges coming off and the fish keying in on them. The conditions are also getting better for floating as the levels rise making the river more accessible to boats higher up.

Overall the conditions are excellent and will remain that way over the next week if the forecast holds.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using eggs, worms, midge larvae and emergers, stonefly and baetis nymphs.


Colorado River

The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. The low water has made wading access excellent.

The flies are the same as for the Fork with midges, eggs, worms, stones, small baetis and attractors. However on warmer days, with BWO's coming off there is some excellent dry fly fishing as well.

Recommended Flies: Stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.

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