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 13 th February 2005

The weather remained cold for the first part of the week but has warmed in the last couple of days. Some snow fell up high, but it rained in Basalt last night a little. Today was beautiful. The comedy Festival was on in Aspen this weekend and brought a few fishermen down valley. We are beginning to notice more people in town and the locals are beginning to renew their fishing licenses. With the warming weather and Presidents Day coming up we expect to see more activity on the river.

Frying Pan

Current Flow: below the Dam 76 cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

It was particularly cold during the week for a few days. A lot of ice formed and it was difficult fishing. Size #18 and #20 Mysis did work at the dam where the warmer discharged water prevents ice forming. With the warmer weather, there was a midge hatch late morning for a couple of hours Harry recommends the sparkle baetis #20 and a special emerger #22 down deep. The baetis are now moving about in the water and will do so for the next 2 months. Eggs and midge larva still work in the deeper holes with plenty of weight. Try #22 and #24 red brassies. Also try the streamers which emulate the small emerging brown fry.

Recommended Flies: The fish are still in the deeper holes so take your time to look at the river structure. However the warmer weather is bringing the fish to the surface with a few midge hatches. In the next few days with the ice moving in the river, it will dislodge a few clinging and crawling nymphs so fish deep with nymphs. With the young fry beginning to emerge, try streamers near the bottom in the deeper slower holes. Look to see if any midges are hatching as they did later this week. The forecast remains warm so expect more hatches. 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 and black special emergers #20 and #22. It there is no surface activity try dark olive pheasant tails size #20 and #22; midges, size #20 and smaller both red and black lava and pupa patterns - disco midges red and black sizes #20 - #24. Remember that the baetis nymphs are now beginning to move about and will do so for the next 2 months. Whatever you are using start off down deep with plenty of weight unless a hatch is starting.

Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma at Basalt 225cfs. (if you want more up to date figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The fishing has again been best closer to Basalt. Bigger midges are still working (red and black size #16) as well as prince nymphs. Brad reported success with eggs and midge droppers. In addition try grey RS2's sizes #20 and #22. Fish with plenty of weight seeking slow and deep drifts to get down to the fish. With the fry emerging, streamers down deep are working as well. In addition with a little warmer weather, the ice will be moving and will dislodge clinging type nymphs which will drift vulnerably in the water. Try the 20 incher, prince nymphs and hare's ears. The warmer weather will also bring on some midge hatches.

Recommended Flies: same as the Frying Pan. In addition try the prince nymph #14 and #16 and #18; carrot nymph #18; red copper john #20; superfloss olive #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 was a little quiet this week with the cold snap. The fish were lethargic and not doing too much. Fish deep with nymphs, streamers and eggs - stone fly nymphs sizes #8 through #12. The 20 incher is always productive. Try sizes #8 - #14 tungsten. 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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