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
30th April 2019

Spring Hours

Thursday - Saturday - 9am - 5pm

Sunday - Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

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Guide School/Fishing Camp dates for October 2019

If you just want a fishing camp experience see how here.

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The rivers are coming up as the warmer weather picks up the pace of the melt. We had a lot of rain and some snow last night so the rivers were colored up. The Pan is up to 142cfs but the water condition is excellent. On the other hand the Fork touched 1000cfs at Basalt last night and is currently 934cfs providing good rowing practice as the water colors up. If it remains a little colder and the level stays where it is or drops the fishing will be fine. However more hot weather and a further rise in the flows will bring in more color as the water covers ground not covered for a year.

Still the Pan is a great destination now as the freestones carry the melting snow.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 150cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

At the melt picks up pace and the freestones color up, the best destination is the Pan. The flow is sneaking up but still providing excellent fishing so enjoy it until the Bureau decides it needs to keep the level of Ruedi under control. Hopefully they will push the flows up sooner rather than later and not have to run the Pan too high for too long. With the snow pack look for a good flush this year for at least a week at some point.

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.

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.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 934cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

Spring conditions and the rivers are beginning to rise. Having peaked so far for the year yesterday, it is now a question whether the weather will stay cooler for a little or heat up again and increase the pace of the lower elevation melt. The forecast is for cooler weather and rain so the rivers may settle for a little.

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.

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

Also try streamers.


Colorado

In runoff mode. Come to the Pan.

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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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