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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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
20th May 2018

Spring Hours

Thursday - Saturday - 8am - 5pm

Sunday - Wednesday - 8am - 5pm

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Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2018.

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

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Another week of warm weather and the outlook for the coming week is more hot weather. Maybe a shower or two but generally clear. It has been suggested that the rivers have already peaked out. The Colorado graph is already pointing down and the weather has remained hot. The Fork is higher this week than last week but not by much. The Pan is back to 113cfs as the Bureau is obviously trying to fill Ruedi. If this is the peak, the fishing will be good without any run-off. However when the hot weather arrives in August, it will be tough lower down the Fork in the afternoons.

So make your plans to come up. If the Fork doesn't rise any further, the floating will be good from now on. Check in with the shop for updates.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 113cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The river is clear and the fishing is good with the higher flows now giving the fish a little more cover. Strong hatches and clear skies, with few fishermen out on the river makes for a great time to come up for a few days.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, egg patterns.

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.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 837cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The flows have held at these levels for a week now, so the water will be clearing and if it falls the fishing will be good. Just watch the flows to see if the peak has passed.

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.

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 streamers.


Colorado

In run-off mode. Just come up to the Frying Pan or the upper Fork.

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.

Try streamers as well.

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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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