Frying Pan River Fishing Report

Frying Pan River Fishing Report
March 6, 2024 manager
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Frying Pan River

Flow: 103cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir


Flow: 63cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir

Conditions: The fishing has finally changed to the point that a new report was needed. Longer and warmer days are providing improved fishing and longer windows of opportunity. Midge hatches are gaining in strength and numbers of rising fish can now be seen. Look for the best dry fly fishing to take place closer to the dam. During warmer, overcast days even the lower river is seeing good hatches. BWOs are still a little ways off but nymphs are always of importance. Keep your tippets light as 6x and 7x are typical given the small flies and educated fish.


Dries: Zelon Midge, Stillborn Midge, Trailing Shuck Midge Adult, Comparadun Adams, CDC BWO Comparadun, Mole Fly, Roy’s Special Emerger, Almost Dun

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, Flashtail Mini Egg

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