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
7 days a week - 8am - 5pm
Our Kids Camp for this year is 25th and 26th June.
Guide School/Fishing Camp booking details For October 2016.
Runoff is in full force on the Fork and the Colorado so the only worthwhile destination is the Pan for the moment. Around this time of the year Ruedi generally enters into co-ordinated releases for the endangered fish so expect even the Pan to be higher shortly. As soon as we know we will put in on facebook and instagram. So bear that in mind if you are thinking of coming up. Even if the water is high the fishing will be OK close to the dam with the mysis shrimp dumping in to the river, but closer down it won't be worth the effort.
**We need your help.**
Take a moment to read the following article in the Aspen Daily News. It is self explanatory in relation to proposed flows this year. We ask that if you have a moment and consider it relevant that you write a note to the attention of Linda Bassi, Chief, Stream and Lake Protection Section at the Colorado Water Conservation Board 1313 Sherman St., Rm. 721, Denver, CO 80203 and let your views be known on the flows in the Frying Pan. You will note that we have had our submission considered this year, but it will need a concerted effort to ensure that the quality of the dry fly fishing in the Frying Pan is maintained in the future. If we don't make the effort to let our views be known, no-one else is going to.
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.
The Pan is OK at the moment with good water conditions. The fish are still laying low but there were reports of reasonable fishing closer to the Dam. Keep an eye out though for the co-ordinated release program whereby they prioritize the endangered fish ahead of local endangered businesses. When the water comes up it won't be good fishing for a day or so, but when it settles down to a consistent flow it will be good fishing close to the dam where there will be floods of mysis shrimp coming through.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, nymphs and attractors. The fish are also taking small nymphs.
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 -1110cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The Fork hit over 1200 cfs today. With the forecast for hot weather, it won't be good fishing for a few days. It will need to drop below a peak for a few days and the water clear before it would be worth the effort. So just head to the Pan.
With the flows pick up quickly, leave the Colorado alone at the moment. Unless we get a burst of colder weather which settles down the flows it won't be worth fishing.
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Frying Pan Anglers is a specialty fly fishing
shop, and a licensed (#2389), insured outfitter in the State
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