Frying Pan River Fishing Report

Frying Pan River Fishing Report
September 20, 2023 manager
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Flow: 175cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir

Conditions: It’s been no secret lately that the Frying Pan has been fishing ridiculously well. The flows have finally come down with green drakes/flavs, PMDs, BWOs, and caddis all hatching in good numbers. If anything that’s the hard part – fishing through the overlapping hatches. Crowds are heavy still with the lightest pressure being in the evening hours once the midday hatches have subsided. Light tippets of 6x and 7x are standard fare. Look for the majority of rising fish to be seen from 11-4. Evening rusty spinner falls hinder on having low winds and dry/hot weather. Though not a popular technique on the Fryingpan, the streamer fishing has been picking up with post-hatch fish still looking up and wanting meals. It’s also a nice change of pace from light tippet dry fly fishing.


Dries: GD Cripple, GD Comparadun, 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, CDC Rusty Spinner, Egg Laying Caddis, Ginger Variants

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