Colorado Flyfishing: Frying Pan Fishing Report

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Thanks to Chris for the Colorado fishing report from the Frying Pan River:

Just came back from a week-long fly fishing trip to Colorado. Conditions were primo all week which allowed for many nice brown and rainbow trout to be taken on mostly dry flies. Fished both small streams at high altitude in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Frying Pan River in the town of Basalt. The Pan was on fire with it’s large selective trout feeding on dries each day of the trip. I spent 3 very successful days learning and fishing its public waters, catching fish up to 18″. Small midges in the morning, tiny baetis flies and BWOs as well as PMDs and emergers (Film Critics, etc) did their fair share of the work on most days. In the evenings until dark, the Pan had some epic rusty spinner falls which would bring many fish to the surface. As for nymphing, I didn’t need to do much of it, but when I did, such as early in the mornings, small Ju Ju Baetis and midges were effective. It was a fantastic trip and will most definitely be returning in the near future. It’s good to be home, however, and I ‘m looking forward to getting back to business on the Gunpowder.

Chris Karwacki