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
The Best in Colorado Fly Fishing


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
1st January 2017

Winter Hours

Friday and Saturday - 9am - 4pm

Sunday - Thursday - 9am - 4pm

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Guide School/Fishing camps dates for April 2017.

New for 2017. Our Ladies fishing camp. Details here.

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We attended the Fly Fishing Show at Denver last weekend and caught up with a lot of friends and made some new ones. We have been blessed with some good snow over the past weeks so now the snow pack is the same level as this time last year.

The current forecast is for a few clear days and then the possibility of some more snow. The temperatures have been quite mild of late, generally holding above freezing during the day affording some nice opportunities to get out onto the river. The river edges are relatively clear at the moment with the snow tending to settle at higher altitudes. Conditions are ideal now for some winter fishing with little ice buildup.

We are now posting photos separately to make the loading of the report easier for your computer. You can see the latest photos: Fly Fishing Photos.


Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 85cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The snow arrived over the past 2 weeks but the relatively mild temperatures have kept the river clear of ice. Generally we are limited to fishing closer to the dam with midges and eggs however the river is clear lower down so there is good access.

Recommended Flies:Use midges and 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.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 230cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The river has frozen in some places along the edges and the snow has made access more difficult higher up. We are now in winter conditions. Concentrate where the sun is shining.

Concentrate on smaller flies, worms and egg patterns.


Colorado

The Colorado is now in winter conditions. It was frozen over with enough ice during the week to prevent boats launching but with day lkight tempearatures above freezing it is clear where the sun shines longest. Generally head for the wider areas where the sun is shining.

Try small flies, streamers and egg patterns.

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Shop Location.

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

See here for other pictures.

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Check out our new Frying Pan River Lodge.

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Buy Your Colorado Fishing Licence here.

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



Under Special Use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.  Equal Opportunity employer

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