Fryingpan River
South Fork

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  1. RS-2  

  2. Brook's Sprout Midge  

  3. CDC Midge  

  4. Emerging Midge  

  5. Adult Midge  

  6. Baetis Nymph  

  7. Black Beauty  

  8. Candy Cane  

  9. Rojo Midge  

  10. Medallion Midge  

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Recent Guide Reports

Jan 19 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

LOWER FRYINGPAN (Basalt to Mile Marker 4)
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear flows but iced up
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 10
THE LOWDOWN: There is some ice developing in the lower river. That being said, the fish in the lower Fryingpan are not as paranoid as their cousins up under the dam- this makes for terrific beginner water where the fish will still eat bigger flies with not-so-perfect drifts.

If the crowds of people upstream are thick, come explore some lower Fryingpan access spots!
HATCHES: Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Morgans Midge 18-22, Hatching Midge 20-22, Sprout Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24
NYMPHS: Red or Lime Copper John 14-18, Jerome Baetis 20-22, RIP Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, Ultra Bling RS2 Gray 18-20, Desert Storm Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10
STREAMERS: Home Invader sz 2, Grease Monkey Natural sz 4, Double Dirty Hippy sz 4
HINTS: Great section to work small streamers, just keep moving!

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jan 19 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 43 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Clean, clear and ever-cold
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Mysis shrimp, Midges

THE LOW-DOWN : Exercise caution when it comes to parking, the heavy snowfalls of late have plenty of people getting stuck. There is no plowing on the other side of Baetis Bridge, we strongly recommend not crossing it with your vehicle.

Midge hatches have now taken center stage, and there are still a few hours of excellent dry fly fishing in the early afternoons. Let's all keep an eye out for spawning beds, and kindly educate those you see walking on or fishing over the redds.

Focus on midday for the best success, and be as stealthy as you can out there.
HATCHES: Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: HOH Hanging Midge Grey/Black sz 20-22, Mole Midge 20-22, Roy Palm's Special Frying Pan Emerger 20-22, Bill's Midge Emerger 20-22, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 22-24, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Hatching Midge 20-22, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
NYMPHS: CDC RS2 Grey/Black sz 20-22, BMW Foam Top RS2 Grey/ Black 20-22, Killer Mayfly Olive/ Brown 22, Jigged JJ Nymph BWO 18-20, Rojo Midge 20-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bling Midge 20-22, Flashdance Midge 20-22, TC Candy Cane Midge 18-22, Money Midge 20-22, T Midge 20-22, Tim's Mysis 16-18, Will's Epoxy Mysis 16-20
STREAMERS: Cousin It Sculpin sz 6, Baby Gonga Tan/Yellow sz 8, Autumn Splendor sz 8, Carlton Banks White/Olive sz 4
HINTS: Hatches are thick in one spot and "not so much" in others, move around until you find 'em!

MIDDLE FRYINGPAN (Mile Markers 4 to 8)
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear flows, icy in the shade
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: For those who get bummed out seeing other anglers, here's a hint: the middle river has the same hatches without the crowds! Another benefit of fishing the middle river is the plethora of public access. What is private is clearly marked, and the rest is there for you to explore.
HATCHES: Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Mole Midge 20-22, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, Roy's Special Fryingpan Emerger 20-22, Skittering Zelon Midge 20-22, Bills Midge Emerger 20-22, Brooks Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Hatching Midge 20-22, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
NYMPHS: Flashwing Black (or gray) RS2 20-22, Zebra Midge Red 18-20, Black Beauty 20-22, Maggot Midge 20-22, Kingrey's Cap'n Hook 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22,
STREAMERS: Tungsten Double Mint sz 8, Beldar Lemon Drop sz 8, White Zuddler sz 8, Hansen's Meal Ticket sz 4
HINTS: Fish a whole mile of river, you'll fish many different water types and get shots at a lot of fish!



This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jan 01 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 43 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Clean, clear and ever-cold
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Mysis shrimp, Midges

THE LOW-DOWN : Exercise caution when it comes to parking, the heavy snowfalls of late have plenty of people getting stuck. There is no plowing on the other side of Baetis Bridge, we strongly recommend not crossing it with your vehicle.

Midge hatches have now taken center stage, and there are still a few hours of excellent dry fly fishing in the early afternoons. Let's all keep an eye out for spawning beds, and kindly educate those you see walking on or fishing over the redds.

Focus on midday for the best success, and be as stealthy as you can out there.
HATCHES: Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Roy Palm's Special Frying Pan Emerger 20-22, Bill's Midge Emerger 20-22, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 22-24, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Hatching Midge 20-22, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
NYMPHS: BMW Foam Top RS2 Grey/ Black 20-22, Killer Mayfly Olive/ Brown 22, Jigged JJ Nymph BWO 18-20, Maggot Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bling Midge 20-22, Flashdance Midge 20-22, TC Candy Cane Midge 18-22, Money Midge 20-22, T Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, Tim's Mysis 16-18, Will's Epoxy Mysis 16-20
STREAMERS: Slumpbuster 6-8, Grease Monkey 4, Baby Gonga Rust/ Black 8, Crispy Critter 4, Tim's Autumn Splendor 4-6
HINTS: Hatches are thick in one spot and "not so much" in others, move around until you find 'em!

MIDDLE FRYINGPAN (Mile Markers 4 to 8)
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear flows, icy in the shade
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: For those who get bummed out seeing other anglers, here's a hint: the middle river has the same hatches without the crowds! Another benefit of fishing the middle river is the plethora of public access. What is private is clearly marked, and the rest is there for you to explore.
HATCHES: Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Roy's Special Fryingpan Emerger 20-22, Skittering Zelon Midge 20-22, Bills Midge Emerger 20-22, Brooks Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Hatching Midge 20-22, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
NYMPHS: Red or Lime Copper John 14-18, Flashwing Black (or gray) RS2 20-22, Zebra Midge Red 18-20, Black Beauty 20-22, Maggot Midge 20-22, Kingrey's Cap'n Hook 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Cat Poop Stone 8-12
STREAMERS: Skully Bugger Rust/White 4, Bonefish Deep Minnow 6-8, Bread n Butter Bugger 6-8
HINTS: Fish a whole mile of river, you'll fish many different water types and get shots at a lot of fish!



This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

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