Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: n/a

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:


The Frying Pan is fishing well and the mid day midge hatch offers some great dry fly opportunities. If you are not getting the results you are looking for try downsizing your tippet material. If fish are not eating on the surface nymphing with midge larva and mysis shrimp patterns have been taking fish under the surface.   Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. The fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. Try a tandem nymph rig. The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. To imitate a midge cluster try using a Griffith’s Gnat (size 18-24). Look for fish rising during the warmest part of the day. The low and clear winter water makes for excellent sight fishing conditions. The winter fly fishing in Colorado is great.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 126
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: 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: 20

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Adult Midge Adult Midge
Color: Light Black
Size: 20
Time: PM

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early March

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


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: 30 °F    Sunny    Wind: 7 MPH N
Current Condtions

Temperature: 30 °F
Humidity: 40%
Wind: 7 mph N
Pressure: 14.90 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 38 °F
Low: 15 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 51 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 4 mph WNW

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