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 3rd August 2014


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We had some rain as predicted. In fact it was probably more than anticipated. Early in the week we had a deluge which put a lot of color into the lower Pan below Seven Castles. It was beginning to clear and then we had another downpour which blew out the Crystal as well as Seven Castles Creek again. The result is that the lower Fork has some color all the way to Glenwood but it is clearing and not overly significant. However the forecast over the next few days is for more rain and lower temperatures. So it is a matter of keeping an eye out and checking with the shop for river conditions. It should clear by the end of the week.

The drakes are coming off well on the Pan so the dry fly fishing has been excellent and the cloudy and rainy weather have brought on some great hatches. The word "epic" was used more than a few times this week to describe the quality of the drake hatches on the Pan from mid river.

The rain was sufficient to increase the inflows to Ruedi so the Bureau put up the releases to closer to 200cfs to maintain control. The Pan is currently flowing into Ruedi higher than the outflow. Consequently Ruedi is filling and is 99.1% full at the moment. If we get a week of dry weather and the inflows slow, the releases will be reduced again. It is governed by the weather.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 193cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The rain during the week was sufficient to increase the flows into Ruedi. Consequently the Bureau put up the releases to retain control as Ruedi began to fill. Currently the inflows exceed the outflows but they are reducing at the moment. The question will be whether we get much more rain during the coming week.

The rains blew out Seven Castles Creek so at the moment the Pan below the 4 mile mark is not in great condition but it is clearing daily. If we don't get much more rain it should be fine shortly.

But above the 4 mile mark it doesn't get any better than this. The drake hatches have been excellent as well as the PMD's and the BWO's in the evenings and in the shade.

The forecast over the next week is for it to be a little cooler in the low 80's with some clouds and rain. This will just enhance the hatches. So make sure you carry some wet weather gear when it rains and keep fishing unless there is any lightning about. In which case, take care and get off the river.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, PMD's and BWO's. Use drake nymphs because they are about and ready to come off.

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.

With the beatis nymphs and BWO's coming off in the shade 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.

The PMD's are now coming off so try the nymphs before the hatches start and then emergers and dries. Try Pink Cahill's, Sulphur Dun's and the Comparadun for dries. For emergers try the FPA beadtail emerger, the FPA special emerger, and the killer mayfly pmd.

The drakes are due to start coming off so try the nymphs at the moment and get ready for the hatches around midday. For nymphs try the Flavilinea, the FPA Nymph and the Muskrat. As soon as the fish start taking dries start with the emerger and then try W's Drake, the Wulff, the cripple, and the Comparadun.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 608cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The rains during the week ran up the Fork significantly but the last couple of days it has settled back to the levels it was a week ago. The Fork below the confluence with the Pan is a little colored and gets worse lower down as the Crystal has blown out during the week as well. The best fishing on the Fork is above Basalt although it is clearing quickly and provided we don't get much more rain it should be fine in a few days.

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

Also try PMD nymphs, rusty spinner and yellow sallies.

For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher. Also try drake nymphs such as the FPA Nymph, or the poxyback. For variety try the muskrat as well.

In the afternoon, black and purple streamers such as black buggers have also produced results.

For the drakes in the evening the H & L Variant is a must as it will remain visible into dark. Otherwise try the Colorado Drake, the adult drake, and the hairwing dun.

During the day the drake nymphs wil be about so try them as well as caddis pupae.


Colorado

The color from the Fork this week as a result of the rain has colored up the Colorado down from Glenwood. However given the predictions of clearer weather later in the week it should be clear again shortly. Ring the shop for the latest details or watch the weather forecast.

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, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.

Also consider yellow sallies, PMDs, and terrestrials.

For streamers use white or black flies.


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