Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

Colorado Stream Update: Spring on The Frying Pan is a special time of year!

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

The flows on The Frying Pan have been stable in the 70-80 cos range of late, and will continue on this pace for the next couple of weeks, which has kept these beautiful trout in their feeding lanes. Mysis patterns are still bringing fish to net but if you want to have a blast without the indicator switch to 6x tippet and go with a dry-dropper of a size 20 BWO adult trailed by a small size 22 biot BWO emerger. Fish are feeding on the surface and just below the surface film so that dry-dropper combo will certainly leave you a happy camper.

Blue Winged Olive mayflies and an assortment of other small brown and olive mayflies are everywhere! Get to the Frying Pan now! We are catching fish on dries, nymphs and streamers. The key to catching fish is to read the water and predict just where the fish will be holding.   The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 77
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 10 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: Charcoal
Size: 24
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive
Size: 22

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Biot Mayfly Biot Mayfly
Color: Olive
Size: 22
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive
Size: 20
Fly: Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Color: White
Size: 18

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

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
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill 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


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
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 35 °F    Patchy light snow    Wind: 4 MPH N
Current Condtions

Patchy light snow
Temperature: 35 °F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 4 mph N
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain
High: 47 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 8 mph W
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastLight drizzle
High: 50 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 10 mph N
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastOvercast
High: 53 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 11 mph ESE

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