Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: n/a

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:


The pan is fishing well top to bottom. There are still some sporadic drake hatches but you might have to move around to find them. Brown trout are starting to pair up for the spawn so watch your step. Fishing the flats with dries is producing fish. Parachute Adams is taking fish as well as small midge imitations when the BWO hatch slows down.   This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The leaves are changing and the weather has been cooling off. It is another beautiful autumn season in the mountains. The leaves are changing and the elk are bugling so take advantage and head to your favorite western slope stream now. The brown trout spawn is on and fly fishing reports indicate good fishing. The brown trout are getting aggressive! Blue winged olives are hatching left and right! A dry dropper combo with a Parachute Adams (Size 18-22) and a Barr’s Emerger (Size 18-22) has been absolutely killing it! The crowds on the local tail waters are beginning to die down as the weather gets cooler. The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses. For the best insect hatches, especially blue winged olive mayflies try to get on the water mid-morning on the cloudier and cooler days. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.   The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 52-55
Sky: Overcast Flow: 195
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20
Insect Type: Mayfly Western Green Drake Emerger Illustration Western Green Drake Nymph Illustration Western Green Drake Adult Illustration
Insect: Western Green Drake
Color: Olive
Size: 12

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Fly: Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Color: Slate Gray
Size: 14

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late October

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group


October Caddis Orange Tan to Grayish Black Sep 1 -
Oct 30
Shallows, Afternoon & Evening 8-10 NA
October Caddis Larva illustration October Caddis Emerger illustration October Caddis Adult illustration


Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Mahogany Dun Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown Sep 1 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon 16-18 Late Evening
Mahogany Dun Nymph illustration Mahogany Dun Emerger illustration Mahogany Dun Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult illustration


Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration


September Stone Reddish Brown with Orange belly Aug 15 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon to Evening 4-10 NA
September Stone Nymph illustration September Stone Adult illustration


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 36 °F    Clear     Wind: 8 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 36 °F
Humidity: 87%
Wind: 8 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.88 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 64 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 69 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW

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