Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Feb 1, 2016

Colorado Stream Update: Decent midge hatch coming off later in the day but expect to catch the majority of your fish on nymph patterns. Focus your efforts of the upper stretches of the river.

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

We are getting a ton of snow in the high country so be prepared to trek through a lot of white stuff to get to the river. Mysis Shrimp, Midge Larva, Pheasant Tails and Eggs are all catching a good number of fish under an indicator. If you are sick of looking at a bobber the Frying Pan is an excellent place to get your dry fly fix. Adult midges are coming off and you will find plenty of heads sipping them off the surface. Crowds have been manageable so finding a spot to fish is not a problem. For those of you looking for the big rainbows get to the river early and look for them just below the dam.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 73
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 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: Blackish Brown
Size: 20
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Color: Pearl
Size: 18
Fly: Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Fly: Griffith's Gnat Griffith's Gnat
Color: Blackish
Size: 22
Time: PM

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early February

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 11 °F    Patchy light snow    Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Patchy light snow
Temperature: 11 °F
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 25 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 7 mph WSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 27 °F
Low: 9 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 33 °F
Low: 9 °F
Wind: 9 mph SW

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