Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Oct 27, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: n/a

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:


Fishing dry flies on the flats section of the frying pan has been great. Fish are looking up and once you find the right pattern you can really get the fish to commit to your presentation. Small BWO's and midge patterns are a safe bet but have some PMD's in the mix as well. The crowds have lightened up and fishing continues to be solid on the pan.   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. The brown trout spawn is on and fly fishing reports indicate good fishing. Eggs are everywhere in the water and the fish bite is on! 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! It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. 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.  Winter is around the corner and soon you can have the Frying Pan and the Taylor all to yourself!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 101
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Charcoal
Size: 20

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Griffith's Gnat Griffith's Gnat
Color: Charcoal Gray
Size: 18
Fly: Midge Adams Midge Adams
Color: Black
Size: 20

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late October

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


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: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 36 °F
Humidity: 55%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.91 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 69 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 7 mph SW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 11 mph SSW
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 53 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 11 mph SW

Archived Fishing Reports for Frying Pan