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 - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Wednesday - 9am - 5pm
Guide School/Fishing camps dates for April 2018.
Its spring break and the season starts on Tuesday. However at the moment there is a slight snow shower blowing through which hopefully will leave a little more snow for the snowpack.
The coming week promises to be relatively cooler with the possibility of some snow towards next weekend. We shall see. The fishing conditions remain excellent so if you are coming up, take some time to get out onto the water.
The river is clear now. Despite a little snow during the week, the warmer weather melts it off by midday except in the shade where it lasts just a little longer.
In these good conditions there are a few fishermen out on the river enjoying the conditions. The Pan is very accessible now.
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 - 242cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The flows are at winter levels. The fishing conditions remain excellent and the weather looks ideal for the next week.
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.
Also try streamers.
The conditions are good.
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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