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
Thursday - Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Guide School/Fishing Camp dates for April/May 2019
If you just want a fishing camp experience see how here.
With well over 2ft of snow havoing fallen in the last week, the snow pack continues to build nicely. The snowpack above Ruedi is now 160% of the median at the Ivanhow guage. Overall we arfe still currently sitting at 114% of median in the Upper Colorado River Basin which continues to auger well for the season.
The weather has begun to warm a little with temperatues in the 40's on some days making for more comfortable time on the river. The forecast is for more snow in the coming week.
Winter conditions prevail, so dress appropriately and enjoy the rivers to yourself.
February and the days lengthen with a little warmer weather. The rivers are beginning to clear on the edges but more snow is in prospect so one must continue to take care.
The coming week will bring maybe some snow in a few days but generally the temperatures are comfortable enough by winter standards.
Dress for cold weather and enjoy the conditions.
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.
Current Flow: near Emma - 207cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Winter conditions and low water. There is a lot of ice along the edges after the cold spell so take care. In the warmer weather the river will clear lower down where it is wider and the sun has a chance to spend some time during the day.
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 river is iced up on the edges and will take some time to clear. But it is possible to float if you have a mind to do so.
Try streamers as well.
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Frying Pan Anglers is a specialty fly fishing
shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State
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.