Colorado Fly Fishing Weekend Update: The Famed Frying Pan River

Well, it’s Wednesday again and if you are anything like me you might be sitting at your desk just dreaming about getting out fishing this weekend!  At Colorado Fly Fishing Reports we are constantly trying to get out on the best and most productive fly fishing water in our great state of Colorado.  This weekend it is looking like we might have to load up the truck and head to Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley to try some drifts on the technical but rewarding Frying Pan River…

Frying Pan brown trout

Experienced anglers know that something is most always hatching on the Frying Pan.  We have seen all forms of trout stream insects hatch during every month of the year.  Sometimes the hatches are even a little out of place as we have seen such miracles as Grey Drakes, Yellow Sallies and a variety of Pale Morning Duns.  September and October brings one of our favorite hatches in the form of blue winged olives.  These dark blue and olive bugs make for some absolutely outstanding dry fly fishing and dry dropper is also a great way to go in the fall.

Frying Pan River Rainbow trout

But as much fun as casting a dry fly is, veteran Frying Pan Anglers know that nymph fishing and particularly sight fishing is the name of the game.  Trophy browns and rainbows can be found throughout all stretches of the river and the generally gin clear water makes for some great viewing lanes of Colorado’s largest trout.

For the most up to date stream flows, hatch charts and recommended fly patterns and fishing tactics check out our latest: Frying Pan River Fishing Report.  Good luck on the water this weekend and be sure to comment on this post with pictures of your most recent Colorado catch!

Tight Lines,

Downtown Brown…Stay Fishy my Friends…