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.


Aspen Fly fishing Guided Trips

cabins on the Frying Pan River

river flow report for the frying pan roaring fork and colorado rivers

Frying Pan River Roaring Fork River and Colorado River  guided fishing trips

book a guided frying pan river guided fishing trip

frying pan river trout flies

photos of the frying pan river, roaring fork river and colorado rivers

topics and discussions of the frying pan roaring fork and colorado rivers

fishing equipment and supplies for colorado fishing

frying pan anglers


 
 
 
     



Fishing Report

For the Week ending 1st April 2012


**********************************

The hot weather continues. For all intents and purposes, the skiing is close to done on the mountains. There is a run or two in the morning on ice but as soon as the sun comes on the runs, it is mashed potatoes. We have had no snow and hot weather for a week. The ski base has gone from 62 to 56" and we had high hot winds at the beginning of the week. Hard to believe there is still 56" anywhere.

The forecast is calling for some rain or snow tonight, but with clear skies, no wind and a current temperature of 56 degrees, its hard to see where the snow will come from. Still maybe something will blow through tonight and will be gone tomorrow. The remainder of the week is predicted to be in the 60's during the days and remaining above freezing overnight. So the middle of the week it is predicted to be clear and hot again.

Some of the schools are going back tomorrow, so a lot of visitors over the past week are leaving. It was indeed busy with crowds on both the Pan and the Fork enjoying some great fishing.

Over the coming week, the ski conditions will drive more visitors to look for something else to do, and a spot of fishing on the water would be an excellent choice. As we move into the last few weeks of ski season, the crowds will drop off and the visitors will leave. Then it will be quiet until the summer travellers arrive. However, given the excellent conditions and the likelihood that the run-off will be diminished we should enjoy great fishing through to the peak of the melt. With the snow pack in independence below 50% of average and the Frying Pan around 70%, unless there is a lot of snow shortly, the run-off will be diminished and there is little likelihood of a co-ordinated release for the endangered fish. This will keep the Pan at an excellent level until the calls for water start.

Frying Pan


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 great 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.

With the weather warming up the baetis are moving about and there are a few hatches of BWO's coming off. 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 - 347cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The fishing on the Fork has been excellent and on some days has been preferable to fishing the Pan. The dry fly fishing has been excellent with great hatches of midges coming off. In addition with the stoneflies rolling about there has been great nymphing with 20 inchers and baetis nymphs as well as midge larvae.

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. Good patterns include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher.


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. There is also good fishing with stoneflies in the riffles and baetis droppers.

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 such as the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.

[Archive Index]
 

The san juan angler for san juan river fishing reports, san juan river fishing, durango fly fishing, san juan fly fishing and san juan river guides. Your destination for the best in san juan river fly fishing for the best guides and equipment for san juan river fly fishing.
The Frying Pan River for the best in Fall Fly Fishing.
Aspen fishing experiences with guided fly fishing on the Frying Pan Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Great winter fly fishing.
The South Platte Fly Shop for great south platte fly fishing and denver fly fishing.

contact        home