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
28th May 2017

Summer Hours

Friday and Saturday - 8am - 5pm

Sunday - Thursday - 8am - 5pm

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Our Kids Camp for 2017 is 24th and 25th June. Details here.

Guide School/Fishing camps dates for October 2017.

Check the photos from our second April 2017 school.

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

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With the forecast predicting higher temperatures in the coming week, maybe the melt will pick up pace. We are well behind last year, and with the snowpack 191% of the median, we are well behind the historical melt.

With a quickening thaw, the condition of the Fork and the Colorado will deteriorate.

So the most reliable destination by next weekend will be the Frying Pan.

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 200cfs.(if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

With the flows at 200cfs for the moment the conditions are great for this time of year. Enjoy it while it lasts.

However expect the flows to pick up as this is the time that the Bureau starts to push up releases for the co-ordinated flows for the endangered fish.

Recommended Flies:Use midges and egg patterns. The fish will also take small nymphs as well now in the warmer weather.

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 - 787cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The flows are relatively clear at the moment and the coller temperatures have kept the melt down. But expect the flows to pick up as the week progresses and temperatures remain above freezing over night at the higher elevations. By next weekend just head to the Pan.


Colorado

The flows in the Colorado are picking up again with the warmer weather. Don't bother to think about it unless you just want a very fast raft trip. Just come up to the Frying Pan.

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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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Visit our Durango Store - The San Juan Angler

Visit our South Platte Fly Shop - South Platte Fly Shop

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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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