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  1. RS-2  

  2. Medallion Midge  

  3. Woolly Bugger  

  4. PMD  

  5. Brook's Sprout Midge  

  6. Parachute BWO  

  7. CDC Midge  

  8. Slump buster  

  9. Emerging Midge  

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Oct 12 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 120 CFS (Perfect Dry Fly Flows)
WATER CLARITY: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWOs, mysis shrimp, PMDs, craneflies, midges

THE LOW-DOWN : Fall is here and perfect conditions await you on the Fryingpan. Flows have dropped to a comfortable 120 CFS, and we are seeing strong hatches midday, especially on the upper river (Mile Markers 8-12).

BWOs have been hatching with a vengeance with the flow drop, and believe it or not, we're seeing a few sporadic PMDs, green drakes and small caddis. The best dry fly hatches are still from noon to four, but the twilight PMD spinner fall is still strong if it's not too windy. Closing out your day with a well-presented streamer can be a lot of fun!

As we ease in to lower flows, be sure to fish with a minimal amount of line on the water and be sure to utilize your finer tippets....yes, it's 6x time, folks!

Keep your nymphs on the small side and try to sight fish as much as possible. Those who catch the most fish on the Pan cast the least!
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, PMDs 14-18, Midges 20-26, craneflies 10-16, red quills 16-18, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: CDC Rusty Spinner 16-18, Sunken Rusty Spinner 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Sparkledun PMD 14-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, No Hackle BWO 20-22, Collett's Para BWO 20-22, Bill's Midge Emerger 20-22, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Biot Wing 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: Tungsten Split Case PMD 16-18, Pandemic PMD 16-18, San Juan Worm 10, Split Case BWO 20-22, Epoxyback Baetis 20-22, Tungsten Hoover Baetis 20-22, Maggot Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Lil Foamy 18-20, 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, The One Sculpin 4-6, 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
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs, craneflies
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is your answer to the crowded river blues. The main event is a pretty decent BWO hatch. You'll have chances of seeing small caddis, some craneflies, sporadic green drakes and PMDs until the end of October.

You can get away with larger flies in the middle and lower river, you can throw your favorite beaded nymphs as well as larger dry flies for a bit longer.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of good fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26, PMDs 14-18, Craneflies 10-16
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: No Hackle PMD 16-18, Adams 14-18, Peacock Caddis 16-18, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 18-22, Hackle Dun Baetis 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: Twenty Incher 12-14, Tungsten Split Case PMD nymph 16-18, 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
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

Oct 09 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

LOWER FRYINGPAN (Basalt to Mile Marker 4)
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, PMDs, BWO adults and nymphs, midges.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
THE LOWDOWN: There are PMDs, BWOs and caddis hatching this week down low on the Pan if you like throwing dry flies.

Stones, worms, and princes have been great lead flies while trailing small baetis patterns.
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, PMDs 14-18, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Laying Golden Stone 8, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 6-8, Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, Sparkledun Baetis 18-22, Morgans Midge 18-22, Perfect Baetis 20-22, Collett's BWO 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22, Sprout Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24
NYMPHS: Spanflex Stone 8-10, Cat Poop Stone 4-6, 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, Cat Poop Stone 6-10
STREAMERS: Slumpbuster Black 6-8, Wooly Bugger Olive 4-8, Autumn Splendor 4-8
HINTS: This section continues to see a few more hoppers and terrestrials as we ease in to late fall and early winter.

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

Oct 09 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 175 CFS and dropping again Thursday
WATER CLARITY: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWOs, mysis shrimp, PMDs, craneflies, midges

THE LOW-DOWN : Hatches of note are BWOs, midges, small caddis, a few big and small craneflies, red quills and you just might still see a green drake or two. Keep in mind fishing your green drake dries is more effective in rough water, smaller mayflies and midges are fished best in the soft stuff.

Mysis shrimp are always a factor under the dam, so be sure to have a few of our Tim Heng's and Will Sands' mysis patterns in your box.

Hunting around the upper river with a small streamer can be a lot of fun, you just might turn the biggest fish in the run with a well-presented streamer. Try adjusting your retrieve until the fish give you some positive feedback, and seek out shady areas versus those with bright sun.
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, PMDs 14-18, Midges 20-26, craneflies 10-16, red quills 16-18, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: CDC Rusty Spinner 16-18, Sunken Rusty Spinner 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Sparkledun PMD 14-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, No Hackle BWO 20-22, Collett's Para BWO 20-22, Bill's Midge Emerger 20-22, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Biot Wing 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: Tungsten Split Case PMD 16-18, Pandemic PMD 16-18, San Juan Worm 10, Split Case BWO 20-22, Epoxyback Baetis 20-22, Tungsten Hoover Baetis 20-22, Maggot Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Lil Foamy 18-20, 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, The One Sculpin 4-6, 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
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs, craneflies
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is much improved since last week. The main event is a pretty decent BWO hatch. You'll have chances of seeing small caddis, some craneflies, sporadic green drakes and PMDs until the end of October.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of good fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26, PMDs 14-18, Craneflies 10-16
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: No Hackle PMD 16-18, Adams 14-18, Peacock Caddis 16-18, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 18-22, Hackle Dun Baetis 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: Twenty Incher 12-14, Tungsten Split Case PMD nymph 16-18, 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
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

Oct 05 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

LOWER FRYINGPAN (Basalt to Mile Marker 4)
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, PMDs, BWO adults and nymphs, golden stoneflies, craneflies, midges.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
THE LOWDOWN: There are PMDs, golden stones and caddis hatching this week down low on the Pan if you like throwing larger dry flies.

Stones, worms, and princes have been great lead flies while trailing small baetis patterns.
HATCHES: Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Laying Golden Stone 8, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 6-8, Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, Sparkledun Baetis 18-22, Morgans Midge 18-22, Perfect Baetis 20-22, Collett's BWO 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22, Sprout Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24
NYMPHS: Spanflex Stone 8-10, Cat Poop Stone 4-6, 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, Cat Poop Stone 6-10
STREAMERS: Slumpbuster Black 6-8, Wooly Bugger Olive 4-8, Autumn Splendor 4-8
HINTS: This will be the first section to see some bigger bugs, try using green drakes and stoneflies as an attractor.

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

Oct 05 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 220 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWOs, mysis shrimp, PMDs, craneflies, midges

THE LOW-DOWN : Hatches of note are BWO, midges, small caddis, a few big and small craneflies, red quills and so on. Keep in mind fishing your green drake dries is more effective in rough water, smaller mayflies are fished best in the soft stuff.

Mysis shrimp are always a factor under the dam, so be sure to have a few of our Tim Heng's and Will Sands' mysis patterns in your box.

Hunting around the upper river with a small streamer can be a lot of fun, you just might turn the biggest fish in the run with a well-presented streamer. Try adjusting your retrieve until the fish give you some positive feedback, and seek out shady areas versus those with bright sun.
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, Midges 20-26, craneflies 10-16, red quills 16-18, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: CDC Rusty Spinner 16-18, Sunken Rusty Spinner 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Sparkledun PMD 14-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, No Hackle BWO 20-22, Collett's Para BWO 20-22, Bill's Midge Emerger 20-22, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Biot Wing 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: Tungsten Split Case PMD 16-18, Pandemic PMD 16-18, San Juan Worm 10, Split Case BWO 20-22, Epoxyback Baetis 20-22, Tungsten Hoover Baetis 20-22, Maggot Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Lil Foamy 18-20, 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, The One Sculpin 4-6, 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
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs, craneflies
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is much improved since last week. The main event is a pretty decent BWO hatch. You'll have chances of seeing small caddis, some craneflies, sporadic green drakes and a random golden stonefly here and there, too!

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of good fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26, PMDs 14-18, Craneflies 10-16
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: No Hackle PMD 16-18, Adams 14-18, Peacock Caddis 16-18, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 18-22, Hackle Dun Baetis 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: Twenty Incher 12-14, Tungsten Split Case PMD nymph 16-18, 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
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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Phone Number: 970-244-8658
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