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 4th March 2014


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Another 17" of snow and some cold and blustery weather. With the releases from the Pan remaining at 168cfs the water condition is excellent and benefitting the fish. The hatches haven't been strong but this week in the cooler weather, there were some nice midge hatches in the colder weather bringing some good dry fly activity. Overall a great week.

The temperature is going to stay in the high 40's to 50's over the next week so although we might get some more precipitation it will be in the form of rain along the river. It will probably snow a few thousand feet higher.

The skiing has been excellent however as the warmer weather continues, the snow will tend to melt and freeze in the warmer temperatures making the skiing a little tougher on the legs. So take a day off and come to the river for a few hours. We are in March and the longer days will ushering in some great BWO hatches. In addition with the augmented flows and good conditions a few fishermen are getting their boats out on the water now. The season is upon us.

This week the DOW confirmed the results of surveys last fall that our local waters retain their gold medal status.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 168cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

With the flows now at 168cfs, the Pan is in great condition for this time of year. The warmer weathyer will continue to melt the snow along the edges making access easier. There were some good midge hatches this week despite the windy weather. It was tough getting the dry fly in the correct drift but it was rewarding enough to persist.

Nymphing remains the best technique and was exceedingly successful. The fish took both black and olive biot emergers as well as trailing shuck patterns.

The prediction for the coming week is higher temperatures in the high 40's to 50's and with a chance of rain. Maybe it will be snow overnight but during the day dress for wet weather and for some good bwo and midge hatches.

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.

The browns are still on the redds near the dam 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 higher flows from the Pan are clearing the Fork below Basalt. The Town of Basalt is working in the river at the moment so the water condition below town is a little cloudy when the machines are operating. The weather hasn't been cold so there hasn't been any ice build up so the river is accessible.

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

The warmer weather and temperatures have picked up the flows a little as the ice and snow melts at lower elevations. Take care accessing the river from the edges.

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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