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
26th April 2022

Current Hours

7 days a week - 9am - 4pm

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Guide School to be advised

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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

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Early spring conditions. Warm one day, cold the next. The Pan is running at an unseasonal low of 51cfs. The Crystal has been blown out for a while now making fishing below Carbondale a non-evernt. Just come to Basalt for the better water.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 51cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Early Spring conditions prevail. With the flows at 51cfs the fish are stacking in the deeper holes trying to get protection.

Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos.

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.

The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.

For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - 364cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The flows picked up last week with warmer weather and then a cold snap brought them down for a couple of days over the weekend. The warmer weather is returning so anticipate higher flows and a little color. Below Carbondale the Crystal is dumping a lot of color in so come to Basalt.

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.

For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

Use eggs as well.


Colorado

The Colorado is running with a lot of color. Just come to Basalt.

 

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Shop Location.

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

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


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.

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