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For Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River, the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River from Aspen and Basalt for the week ended
Sunday - Saturday - 8am - 10pm
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The Pan is down to 281cfs and the Fork and Colorado are dropping nicely. With only a marginal difference between the inflow and outflow Ruedi has still not filled, so expect the Pan to drop further to ensure that Ruedi fills.
There are good reports of drakes out now so it is game on.
The Bureau has dropped the releases into the Pan to 340cfs. The inflow into Ruedi is 347cfs and falling so expect the Pan to drop further as they fill the last section of Ruedi. The fishing is excellent now the full length of the Pan and access improves quickly as the levels settle down.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BDV 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.
There will also be caddis and crane flies in the evening.
Current Flow: near Emma - 1830cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The Fork is coming down nicely and offers good acces now both to wade and float fishing. There are drakes coming off now.
Try eggs and attractors. 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.
Also try streamers.
The Colorado is now in good conditions with the flow continuing to fall.
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.
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