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Jun 16 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 430 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Higher flows, but is clean, clear, cold. Don't fret if the lower river is off-color, it will clean up above mile 4.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, mysis shrimp

THE LOW-DOWN : Flows will increase Sunday 100 CFS, 50 CFS in the morning and afternoon, as well as on Monday, 50 CFS at a time. By Monday evening the flows will be holding around 650 CFS.

As we see the Fryingpan increase in volume until the end of June, there are some silver linings to be found. You know we always preach the gospel of skinny, non-beaded and non-flashy nymphs for this river, but right now you can toss that out the window. Bust out those beaded pheasant tails, Copper Johns and the like during these higher flows!

Increased flows this week have spurred some pretty good BWO activity. Be prepared with both midge and BWO adults. In the mornings nymphing with small midge patterns seems to be most productive, then switching to baetis patterns in the afternoon. We've seen BWOs hatching until 4 and 5 o'clock recently!

Mysis shrimp are always a factor when flows increase in the upper reaches, 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.

This is going to be a big water year around here, there are forecasts for Ruedi becoming full by early July. You couldn't have two more vastly different water years from last year to this one!
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, Midges 20-26, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: BH Pheasant Tail 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Red Copper John 16-18, 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: Slumbuster 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: High and clear flows.
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges
OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is running a little high and fast. Fishing some larger patterns then our usual sizes #20 and #22 could bring success. Princes, worms, caddis, and stones would be a few patterns to consider.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of excellent fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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

Jun 12 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 414 cfs
WATER CLARITY: Higher flows, but is clean, clear, cold. Don't fret if the lower river is off-color, it will clean up above mile 4.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, mysis shrimp

THE LOW-DOWN : As we see the Fryingpan increase in volume until the end of June, there are some silver linings to be found. You know we always preach the gospel of skinny, non-beaded and non-flashy nymphs for this river, but right now you can toss that out the window. Bust out those beaded pheasant tails, Copper Johns and the like during these higher flows!

Increased flows this week have spurred some pretty good BWO activity. Be prepared with both midge and BWO adults. In the mornings nymphing with small midge patterns seems to be most productive, then switching to baetis patterns in the afternoon. We've seen BWOs hatching until 4 and 5 o'clock recently!

Mysis shrimp are always a factor when flows increase in the upper reaches, 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.

This is going to be a big water year around here, there are forecasts for Ruedi becoming full by early July. You couldn't have two more vastly different water years from last year to this one!
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, Midges 20-26, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: BH Pheasant Tail 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Red Copper John 16-18, 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: Slumbuster 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: High and clear flows.
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges
OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is running a little high and fast. Fishing some larger patterns then our usual sizes #20 and #22 could bring success. Princes, worms, caddis, and stones would be a few patterns to consider.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of excellent fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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

Jun 09 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 440 cfs
WATER CLARITY: Higher flows, but is clean, clear, cold. Don't fret if the lower river is off-color, it will clean up above mile 4.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, mysis shrimp

THE LOW-DOWN : Increased flows this week have spurred some pretty good BWO activity. Be prepared with both midge and BWO adults. In the mornings nymphing with small midge patterns seems to be most productive, then switching to baetis patterns in the afternoon. We've seen BWOs hatching until 4 and 5 o'clock recently!

Mysis shrimp are always a factor when flows increase in the upper reaches, 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.

This is going to be a big water year around here, there are forecasts for Ruedi becoming full by early July. You couldn't have two more vastly different water years from last year to this one!
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, Midges 20-26, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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: Slumbuster 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: High and clear flows.
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges
OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan is running a little high and fast. Fishing some larger patterns then our usual sizes #20 and #22 could bring success. Princes, worms, caddis, and stones would be a few patterns to consider.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of excellent fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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

May 27 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER FRYINGPAN (Mile Marker 8 to Ruedi Reservoir)
FLOW: 325 cfs
WATER CLARITY: Clean, clear, cold. Don't fret if the lower river is off-color, it will clean up above mile 4.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, mysis shrimp

THE LOW-DOWN : Increased flows this week have spurred some pretty good BWO activity. Be prepared with both midge and BWO adults. In the mornings nymphing with small midge patterns seems to be most productive, then switching to baetis patterns in the afternoon. We've seen BWOs hatching until 4 and 5 o'clock recently!

Mysis shrimp are always a factor when flows increase in the upper reaches, 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.

This is going to be a big water year around here, there are forecasts for Ruedi becoming full by early July. You couldn't have two more vastly different water years from last year to this one!
HATCHES: Blue Winged Olives 20-22, Midges 20-26, mysis shrimp 16-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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: Slumbuster 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: High and clear flows.
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Midges
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
THE LOW DOWN: The middle Pan as of late has been a sweet spot for finding some great BWO hatches, and also seeing the first signs of caddis adults skittering on the service.

No need to rush to the upper, there is plenty of excellent fishing in this section..
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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: 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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