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 - 9am - 4pm
Guide School Dates for October 2021
Fly Fishing Classes
Classes start at $150 for a two hour session and are available daily. Pricing includes professional instruction, all gear, and flies. Call us at 970-927-3441
Winter conditions, low water and few fishermen on the river. The weather has been very kind enabling some great relatively warm days out on the river for as long as we can. The cold will arrive soon.
Winter conditions prevail. With the flows at 40cfs the fish are stacking in the deeper holes trying to get protection. We have not had any cold weather yet so the conditions are good despite the low flows.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, caddis and PMD's.
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 - 260cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The low flows make for great access in the deeper sections.
Try 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.
Use eggs as well.
The Colorado has cleared nicely and with low flowse access is good. Winter conditions prevail.
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Check out our new Frying Pan River Lodge.
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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.