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 19th January 2014


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This past week we have experienced excellent weather. Blue skies and very mild temperatures. The hatches though have been a little intermittent. Some days strong while other days very sparse. But the nymphing has been very good with strong results. The Bureau pushed the releases up in the Pan to 118cfs so that could have unsettled the bugs for a day or so. But this is a good flow which will keep the river clear for the rest of the winter if it is maintained. The snow pack up the Frying Pan is 50% higher than last year at this time and 10% above the median so at this point depending on the weather over the next 3 months the water level is looking excellent. So given the high level of Ruedi I suspect that the Bureau is making some room for the predicted run-off with the increased releases.

The weather prediction for the coming week is mostly clear skies with top temperatures in the mid 40's.

So we are looking forward to some more great days out on the river.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 118cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Some more great days out on the river this week. The weather was as predicted, up to 40's at the high with clear blue skies. The Bureau pushed up the flows in the Pan so I suspect that put down the hatches for a couple of days because the dry fly hasnt' been great over the past several days. But that will change as everything settles down again. That didn't stop the feeding feed well lower in the water column so those that nymphed had great days out and the higher water flow has spread the fish around a little more on the flats giving them a little more cover.

With the weather remaining clear and warm over the coming week and some more blue skies and relatively warm days we are looking forward to some more great days out on the river. If you are thinking of coming up, expect the fishing to be excellent and comfortable at least until the end of the week.

Recommended Flies:Use eggs, midges and BWO's.

For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BUV mysis.

The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling 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, Johnny Flash in Olive, Grey, and Black, Olive and Red Jujubee, trailing shuck midge black and cream.

In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.

As soon as the really cold weather arrives the BWO's will shut off until next spring. That will probably happen this week.

The browns are on the redds now so fish below for the rainbows taking the eggs drifting downstream.


Roaring Fork

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

The coming week promises some comfortable weather so there will be a good opportunity to get out onto the Fork in the next week.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use either attractor patterns down deep. Alternatively stoneflies with eggs or baetis.

Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2.

For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

The browns are on the redds so egg patterns are working well.


Colorado River

In the coming week with the prediction of temperatures in the mid 40's there will the opportunity to get out on the river in the widers sections.

Recommended Flies: Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers. For stonefly nymphs use 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.

For streamers use white or black flies.

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