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 to visitors to Basalt and Aspen.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 to visitors to Basalt and Aspen


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Welcome to Frying Pan Anglers
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FISHING REPORT

For Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River, the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River from Aspen and Basalt for the week ended
9th July 2020

Current Hours

7 days a week - 8am - 5pm

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Guide School Dates for October 2020.

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Fly Fishing Classes

Classes start at $150 for a two hour session and are available daily. Pricing includes professional instruction, all gear, and flies. Call us at 970-927-3441

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We are back in business! The shop is open and we are observing standard protocols. Basalt passed an ordinance requiring face coverings at all times when in the shop so please carry the appropriate item with you when you come in.

There are a lot of fishermen out on the river now finally getting a break from the forced incarceration. The water is now in excellent condition everywhere.

The floating is excellent.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 117cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

They dropped the flows again to 117cfs to fill Ruedi. Currently Ruedi is at 94% and the inflow exceeds the outflow by only 50cfs. So I doubt it will fill. It is just a matter of time before releases pick up so enjoy the low water for the moment. The conditions are perfect and there is still plenty of room on the river. The PMD's are coming off as well as the caddis bringing the fish to the surface. It is just a matter of time before the drakes are here. The weather is perfect. No better time to be out and away from the madness.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, caddis and PMD's.

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.

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 fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.

For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.

For PMD's use emergers and dries. For emergers, use the RS2, the emerger, or the FPA shuck trailer PMD. For dries use the No-hackle, the Comparadun or the parachute.

For drake 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.

There will also be caddis and crane flies in the evening.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 557cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The Fork is 600cfs and still dropping. The water conditions are good at the moment. Just watchs the weather and the flows, but we have had a long hot spell now for 10 weeks with only a day or so rain, so it is possible that the runoff is well ahead of schedule. The fishing is excellent with drakes in the evening as well as caddis. Many trips are using double dries all the way down.

Try 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.

For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

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.

The caddis are coming off. Use caddis emergers . Higher up on the Fork the water is still fast, so use attractors such as princes, large stonefly nymphs, and hare's ears in that area.

Use drakes and PMDs as well.

Also try streamers.


Colorado

The Colorado is in excellent condition now with yellow sallies making a strong appearance. Steamers are also working well.

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.

 

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Shop Location.

Our shop is now at
231 Midland Avenue #205, Basalt Co 81621
18 miles from Aspen.

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Frying Pan Anglers is a specialty fly fishing shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State of Colorado.


Frying Pan Anglers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and operates under a Special Use permit from the U.S.D.A Forest Service White River National Forest.

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