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 10th August 2014


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The rain abated a little this week but still we had some pleasant showers which brought some welcome relief and kept the temperatures down in the afternoons. In addition the cloud cover served to bring on some nice hatches.

During the week the US Fish and Wildlife Service decided to make an early call for releases pushing the Pan up to 250cfs. The flow is fine and still offering great fishing. The fish are not coming up as consistently lower down in the deeper water as there is no need so the better dry fly fishing is towards the dam. The hatches have been excellent there with drakes and PMD's as well as BWOs in the shade or when the clouds arrive.

The weather over the coming week promises to be more of the same with the afternoon thunderstorms and temperatures in the 80's. So make sure you have your wet weather gear with you and be mindful of the possibility of an electrical storm.

Great News from Frying Pan Anglers as well. Some of you are familiar with the motel we have been rebuilding opposite our new shop. It will be known as the Frying Pan River Lodge. We have had it on the web for some time but have not publicized it. From this week however we will be taking bookings as we open the 4 motels units. We are offering a fishermen only special deal which might be of interest. We are still working on the house and grounds so with that in mind at this time we only want fishermen who want to fish all day and sleep at night so they won't be disturbed by ongoing work.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 251cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service called for their releases earlier than expected this year. Consequently the flows in the Pan jumped by 50cfs midweek and have held there. The earlier releases mean that the US Fish and Wildlife Service will be using their quota earlier, particularly as they only have half the allocation they used to enjoy. This means that the releases will stay around this level into September before they are exhausted and then the Pan will drop back.

But these levels offer perfect conditions for both the fish and the fishermen. The water will be a little deeper in the narrower sections so the fish will be able to seek more protection. The higher flows will mean that there will be less need for the fish to come to the surface lower down towards town, so the better dry fly activity will be in the half closer to the Dam.

With the prediction of more rain and cloudy days, expect more great fishing with PMD's, drakes and BWO's coming off through the day and midges in the mornings and evenings. Be mindful of the weather and take along your wet weather gear as a precaution.

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 - 589cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

After spiking higher early in the week on some more rain, the Fork has come down again and is just below the level it was a week ago. The water conditions are great but just a little higher than normal for this time of year, so there is still ample opportunity to float from high up the Fork.

The fishing reports have been excellent and provided the rains hold off and the Crystal doesn't blow again, there should be good floating all the way to Glenwood. But there is a forecast for more rain and thunderstorms next week so keep an eye on the weather and check the forecasts.

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 condition of the Colorado has been excellent this week as the heavier rain has abated and the fishing good.

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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