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 15th April 2012


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Well we certainly got a change in the weather. We woke this morning with over 12" of snow on the deck, and it kept snowing for a few hours. It was a welcome sight, particularly with the Bureau having dropped the flow in the Pan again this week to 43cfs.

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Current Flow: below the Dam 66cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Dropping the flow further to 43cfs really made for tough fishing and made it hard on the fish. The found whatever deeper gutters and runs they could find under cover in the narrower sections for protection. The fish were wary and had time in the slower water to inspect flies floating down. It was necessary to drop to small sizes and lighter tippet to get consistent results. For instance, mid river in slower water it was necessary to drop to 8x and put on black and grey biot emergers #26 - #28 to get the fish interested during quite a decent midge hatch. Nymphing with light fluoro was productive but again, smaller flies predominated. In the faster water it was possible to get decent result on #22 parachute adams as the fish had less time to observe.

The snow and colder weather over the weekend slowed down the traffic a little and laid some decent snow in the catchment area. Depending how far spread and extensive the fall was, it will be good for the inflows and hopefully will contribute to the Bureau being able to raise the flows a little. There might be a little more rain and snow in the coming weeks which will help a little as well.

Tough week with slower lower and very clear water with blue skies. The coming week will be similar if it stays bright as predicted. If you are coming up, make sure you set aside time to fish the Fork which is fishing better at the moment.

Recommended Flies:Use 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.

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 - 254cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The fishing on the Fork remains 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. The flow has dropped significantly over the past week below Basalt with the flow from the Pan having dropped as well as most of the lower elevation run-off coming to a conclusion. It is now a matter of enjoying the fishing until there is a weather change or until the higher elevations start to melt off in a month or so.

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 deteoriated quickly this week with the increase in the melt. It has cleared alittle with the colder weather, but as soon as it warms up again it will be runoff again. Generally, don't bother stopping there at the moment. Instead come up to Basalt.

If you want to fish the edges, the flies are the same as for the Fork with midges, eggs, worms, stones, small baetis and attractors.

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.


Colorado River

The water conditions on the Colorado deteoriated quickly this week with the increase in the melt. Generally, don't bother stopping there at the moment. Instead come up to Basalt.

If you want to fish the edges, the flies are the same as for the Fork with midges, eggs, worms, stones, small baetis and attractors.

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.

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