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 16 th January 2005

The snow continued to fall through the first part of the week. Some of the best snow in 10 years. The skiing has been excellent so not many people in town fishing. The snow pack has already reached the seasonal average and was heavy with moisture. So it augers well for the water supply. Over the last few days it has turned colder with the clearer skies. The anchor ice is building up in the Frying Pan so it is better to avoid wading down lower. Currently the better fishing is on the Roaring Fork when the sun comes out.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 73 cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

The water remained at the 74/73 mark all week. With last few cold days the ice has built up a little. There is a little anchor ice building up lower down the Frying Pan so it is advisable not to try and wade unless you are careful. Mysis continued to work close to the dam. There was not much evidence of anything hatching in the cold. Midge larva were the fly of choice. Red and black larva fished down deep. Use plenty of weight. If you are not catching the bottom from time to time you are not fishing deep enough. The fish continue to pod up in the deeper holes so look for the deeper holes. Try and sight fish. Be very accurate with the midges because the fish won't move far to take the fly.

Recommended Flies: Look to see if any midges are hatching. If so try parachute midges or adults size #20 and smaller; put an emerger dropper behind the parachute; also try small emergers; 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 lava and pupa patterns. Use lava first down deep. If the fish are prepared to move up in the water column try the pupas – disco midges red and black sizes #20 - #24; egg patterns #10 - #18.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma at Basalt 255cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

In the warmer weather earlier in the week the fishing was excellent. Bigger midges were the order of the day. Red and black size #16. In addition eggs continued to get some fish. There were still some fish on some redds so watch out for those areas when wading. In addition, princes and stone flies are working. Generally at this time of year the fish pod up in the deeper holes where the water flow is a little slower. Therefore fish with plenty of weight seeking slow and deep drift to get down to the fish. In addition the fry are starting to emerge so use a streamer down deep.

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;; egg patterns #10 - #18; streamers #10 (on some days); autumn splendor #4 - 8; bead head pops bugger olive #6.

Colorado River

On the Colorado fly fishing continues to be a little 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. In view of the emergence of small fry, try streamers in the seams between the faster and slower water down low. Try sizes #6 and #8 and smaller.

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 and smaller;

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