Welcome to Frying Pan Anglers
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 - 9am - 4pm
Guide School/Fishing Camp dates for April/May 2020
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Some great days with the weather warming. The days are getting longer and the snow is beginning to melt off lower down. The fishing is good and the conditions are getting more comfortable.
Cameron with a 35" laker from Ruedi.
With the flows at winter flows where the outflow matches the inflow at 84cfs it is ideal fishing and great winter conditions.
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.
Current Flow: near Emma - 248cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The Fork is steady at mid 248cfs at Basalt. The floating is best from Carbondale down now. Conditions are excellent. Ideal winter conditions as the days get longer and it warms 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.
Also try streamers.
The Colorado is in great condition.
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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