Frying Pan River
Flow: 56cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir
Conditions: The fishing has certainly been picking up as the days become warmer and longer. The midge hatches are increasing weekly and risers have been commonplace during the afternoons and early evenings. After a long winter it sure feels good to ditch that silly bobber and actually cast a fly line again! Even during the coldest of days the Frying Pan can fish well thanks to the constant. Light tippets of 6x and 7x are suggested given the tiny flies and low flows. Midges are the most abundant insect with sparse hatches of BWO’s. Mysis Shrimp are a mainstay for anglers fishing the top ¼ mile below the dam. Look for the heaviest hatches to take place along the upper four miles of river from 1-4pm.
Dries: Mole Fly, Trailing Shuck Emerger, Stillborn Midge, CDC Midge Adult, CDC RS2’s, Roys Special Emerger, Flag Dun BWO, CDC Sparkledun BWO
Nymphs: Poxyback Baetis, BTS Baetis, Pheasant Tails, Jujubaetis, Barr Emerger BWO, Zebra Midge, Medallion Midge, RS2’s (black and gray), Biot Midge Emerger, PTs, French Dips, BTS Mysis, Epoxy Mysis, Flashtail Mini Egg
Streamers: Thin Mints, Baby Gonga, Sculpzillas, PSL’s, Jig Mini Bugger, Bubble Guppy