Frying Pan River Report

Frying Pan River Report
July 5, 2023 manager
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Flow: 204cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir

Conditions: While other fisheries in the area are struggling with runoff conditions, the Frying Pan River remains low and clear with good fishing though crowds are certainly high. The majority of hatches are taking place during the afternoons from about noon-4pm. BWOs are of most importance closer to the dam with PMDs dominating the middle and lower sections of river. Lesser hatches of caddis are being seen from top to bottom with evenings yielding the best opportunities for rising fish. Nymphing prior to the hatches using small and dark BWO nymphs trailed with black or gray emergers has been best. The mysis shrimp fishing has been much improved with the increase in water flows. Light tippets of 6x and 7x fluorocarbon is pretty standard Frying Pan fare.


Dries: Comparadun Adams, CDC BWO Comparadun, Mole Fly, Roy’s Special Emerger, Almost Dun, Quill Body BWO Parachute, No Hackle BWO, Silhouette Dun PMD, Melon Quills, PMD Flag Dun, PMD Sparkldun, Rusty Spinner, Foam Elk Hair Caddis, Stimis

Nymphs: 2Bit Hooker, PTs, Split Back BWO, Epoxyback Baetis, BTS Baetis, CDC RS2s, Mayhems, Foam Wing RS2, Foam Back Chocolate, Polywings, Medallion Midge, Bling Midge, Miracle Midge, Jiggy Mysis, Split Case PMD, 2Bit PMD, Halfback PMD, Foam Winged PMD Emerger

Streamers: Jig Mini Bugger, Bubble Guppy, Thin Mints, Sculpzillas, PSLs