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 6th April 2014


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Some more changeable weather over the past week. One day a little snow, the next quite comfortable and warm. However up higher it remains cold and the snow pack keeps building. The coming week should be a little warmer with temperatures getting up into the 60's and less chance of rain/snow. Teh Frying Pan catchment is really collecting some snow. The nast lake reading is now 371% higher than the same time last year and 130% higher than the median on the same day. Ivanhoe is 133% of the median.

As part of ongoing water planning over the next 35 years there are a number of projects which are interesting. They were discussed this week in the Aspen Daily News. Proposals to put dams on Castle Creek and Maroon Creek would, if they got closer to consideration, elicit a lot of contention in the community. They were certainly helps the flows in the Roaring Fork and keep them a little more consistent. It is a worthwhile article for reference on the range of ideas which are in someone's mind.

And here is a great article about a 4th generation couple who spent much of their time up the Frying Pan Valley decades ago. Fly Fishing Photos.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 216cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Another week of great fishing though with the colder weather blowing in on Sunday and a little intermittent snow it was a little testing to find rising fish. The hatches were put down in the cold change. But the coming week looks to offer great possiblities with relatively settled and warmer weather.

Recommended Flies:Use 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.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 389cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The colder weather is keeping any hint of a melt down so the Fork is relatively steady at the moment. The level affords great floating, particularly from lower down.

The fish are feeding well now on nymphs with attractor patterns and baetis droppers.

The increased releases from the Pan has pushed the flows up nicely in the Fork so that at current flows there is enough water to raft from Basalt down now. Most float traffic is lower down and the fishermen have been having a lot of success nymphing attractors.

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.


Colorado River

The fishing has been strong on the Colorado with the water having cleared nicely. Most float traffic is now on the lower Fork or the Colorado.

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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