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Report: CASE 3 Frying PanFishing Report | Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: N/a

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:


The Frying Pan has gotten crowded with the recent cold snap. nymph in with midges and bwo pattern has been a good producer with dry fly activity picking up in the afternoon. The lower river has been less crowded and fishing well.  Midges! Everywhere you look on the stream you will find midge clusters. Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge. Try fishing various sizes and colors of egg patterns to fool hungry fish. For a productive nymph combo try fishing an egg and then trail a midge or mayfly behind. The water has been low and clear, dry fly fishing has been somewhat productive as we have been seeing hatches of mayflies and midges.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 126
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 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: 24
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Biot Midge Biot Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Fly: Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Color: Whitish
Size: 20

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge 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


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


Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 39 °F    Clear     Wind: 9 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 39 °F
Humidity: 48%
Wind: 9 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 69 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 14 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastCloudy
High: 51 °F
Low: 28 °F
Wind: 20 mph SW

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