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, Nov 2, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Midges Midges

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Casting small BWO and Midge dries in the flats.

Time to start focusing on smaller midges and BWO imitations on the Frying Pan. You can find rising fish throughout the day in slower slicks and eddies. As always there are a bunch of fish in the flats looking up eating small midges. Nymphing deeper bends and pools has also been producing some good fish. Trail a small midge or BWO emerger behind a caddis larvae, egg or mysis pattern. Changing your flies often will increase your hook ups when nymphing. The water is low and slow so fish have plenty of time to analyze your offerings. Looks like we have some weather moving in over the next few days so there should be some great hatches with the cloudy weather.   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.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 70
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 5 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: 20
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Fly: Adams Adams
Color: Charcoal
Size: 20
Fly: Griffith's Gnat Griffith's Gnat
Color: Blackish
Size: 18

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake 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


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
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


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 21 °F    Patchy light snow    Wind: 4 MPH N
Current Condtions

Patchy light snow
Temperature: 21 °F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 4 mph N
Pressure: 14.66 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 35 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastLight snow
High: 28 °F
Low: 6 °F
Wind: 13 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 31 °F
Low: 0 °F
Wind: 7 mph WSW

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