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CO
United States
39° 24' 20.556" N, 107° 10' 56.0316" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Frying Pan Anglers - Art Rowell
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 29, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 593cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page). The Fork again dropped significantly this week. The floating is still good for most of its length and will be for a little while longer. But at this rate it won't be long before we see the armarda floating from Carbondale. So take the opportunities now presented to float as much of it as you can. The drakes are coming off in the evening higher now so there are plenty of good opportunities to get out and enjoy the experience. This week we had a mudslide up the Crystal river which knocked out floating below Carbondale for a day. The forecast for the coming week is for thunderstorms and cooler temperatures, so take note of the weather and if there is any rain up the Crystal River remember that it only takes a couple of buckets of water to send color down from that area. So take note and ring the shop if there is any concern in that respect. Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use either attractor patterns down deep. Alternatively stoneflies with attractor patterns or baetis. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2. For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos. Also try PMD nymphs, rusty spinner and yellow sallies. For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher. Also try drake nymphs such as the FPA Nymph, or the poxyback. For variety try the muskrat as well. In the afternoon, black and purple streamers such as black buggers have also produced results. For the drakes in the evening the H & L Variant is a must as it will remain visible into dark. Otherwise try the Colorado Drake, the adult drake, and the hairwing dun. During the day the drake nymphs wil be about so try them as well as caddis pupae.
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Fishing Report Provided by Frying Pan Anglers - Art Rowell
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 21, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 745cfs The Fork dropped significantly this week. The floating is still good for most of its length and will be for a little while longer. But at this rate it won't be longer before we see the armarda floating from Carbondale. So take the opportunities now presented to float as much of it as you can. The drakes are coming off in the evening higher now so there are plenty of good opportunities to get out and enjoy the experience. Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use either attractor patterns down deep. Alternatively stoneflies with attractor patterns or baetis. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2. For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos. For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher. Also try drake nymphs such as the FPA Nymph, or the poxyback. For variety try the muskrat as well. In the afternoon, black and purple streamers such as black buggers have also produced results. For the drakes in the evening the H & L Variant is a must as it will remain visible into dark. Otherwise try the Colorado Drake, the adult drake, and the hairwing dun. During the day the drake nymphs wil be about so try them as well as caddis pupae.
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