Location

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:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 18, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 533cfs The Fork continues to drop and the wading gets easier. At current flows, augmented by the Pan, the floating from Basalt in a raft is still a great proposition rather than the armada from Carbondale down. The fishing reports have been excellent and provided the rains hold off and the Crystal doesn't blow again, there should be good floating all the way to Glenwood. But there is a forecast for more rain and thunderstorms next week so keep an eye on the weather and check the forecasts. Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis and pmd nymphs after a large stonefly pattern. Alternatively sink caddis pupae patterns. 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 spinners 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. 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.
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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
August 12, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 589cfs After spiking higher early in the week on some more rain, the Fork has come down again and is just below the level it was a week ago. The water conditions are great but just a little higher than normal for this time of year, so there is still ample opportunity to float from high up the Fork. The fishing reports have been excellent and provided the rains hold off and the Crystal doesn't blow again, there should be good floating all the way to Glenwood. But there is a forecast for more rain and thunderstorms next week so keep an eye on the weather and check the forecasts. 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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