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  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.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  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.


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Fishing Report

For Week ending 2nd January 2005

Happy New Year. It has warmed a little since last week. The anchor ice thankfully has gone clearing up access to the Pan. There have been good midge hatches this week on both the Pan and the Fork.

With the warmer weather came some welcome snow. The slopes needed it. However, earlier in the week prior to the snowfall there were a lot of fishermen in town. They had come for the skiing but were not enjoying the thinning conditions so they came down valley to a good time. Remember if you are in town for the skiing, and it warms a little, why not take off a day and come down and see us.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 74 cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The water flow in the Pan stayed at the 74/75 mark all week. This is excellent in the colder weather and is helping clear out the ice more quickly when it begins to warm. Provided the drifting ice can be limited, there will not be too much damage to the bugs which would otherwise get scraped off the rocks and bottom by the moving ice.

Ed and Harry both reported good fishing this week on the Frying Pan. Harry reported small midge hatches below the dam between 11am and 2pm on the warmer days.

Ed had similar reports and indicated activity and fish rising at 9am at the 5 mile marker.

They reported both black and red midges worked. Try the smaller sizes.

Recommended Flies: If the bugs are coming off try baetis #20 and smaller; mathews sparkle dun #20; sparkle baetis emerger #18; brooks sprout baetis #20; barrs blue wing olive emerger #18 and #20; and olive biot emergers, size #20 and #22. If the bugs are not coming off then try dark olive pheasant tails size #20 and #22; midges, size #20 and smaller both red and black; egg patterns #10 - #18.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma at Basalt 235cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

Ed reported good fishing on the Roaring Fork during the warmer parts of the day. He advises both midges and eggs.- eggs, #18, and midges, #16 & #18.

He suggests fishing the midges in the surface film when the fish are feeding higher in the water column. However when they are lying in the deeper water in pods, fish the eggs or midge larvae deep.

When the temperate was in the 30's Ed reported good fishing in the Fork just below Basalt. He said midges size #20 and smaller were working. He suggested a Biot emerger 2 feet behind a midge parachute.

Art gave a good example this week of the benefit of getting local advice. A fisherman came in off the river rather despondent and reporting he had had no luck. Art looked at the rig and notice that he only had a small single shot to get the fly down. Art advised him to put on at least 4 shots in the water he was fishing. The fisherman return 2 hours later happy as Larry. It worked and he cleaned up. Simple advice – get the fly down to the fish. Don't be fussed if you are catching the bottom from time to time. It means your fly is where the fish are.

Recommended Flies: same as the Frying Pan. In addition try the prince nymph #16 and #18; carrot nymph #18; red copper john #20; gold ribbed hare’s ear #16 and #18; 20 incher stone #10 - #14; Blue Wing Olives #20 (if the bugs are coming off); egg patterns #10 - #18; streamers #10 (on some days); autumn splendor #4 - 8; bead head pops bugger olive #6.

Colorado River

The fishing on the Colorado is generally slow this time of year. Try the patterns recommended above. Fish deep with nymphs and eggs - stone fly nymphs sizes #8 through #12. The 20 incher is always productive. Streamers in the seams between the faster and slower water will work. Try sizes #6 and #8.

Recommended Flies: Bead head pheasant tails #16, 18; Blue Wing Olives #18,20; bead head prince nymph red #12 - 16; egg patterns #10 - #18; streamers #6 and #8;

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