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Old 07-09-2009, 11:21 AM
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Default Roaring Fork / Frying Pan in August

I'm going to be out to fish the Pan and Roaring fork the week of August 10. Last year I was there a bit early for the great hatches (week after the fourth of july) - both rivers were still too high from the snow melt. Hopefully this year I'm not too late.

I've investigated some hatch charts in books and internet resources, but I was hoping somebody had some good first hand advice about what hatches to be prepared for that week.

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ezpickins: I was down there last weekend, but didn't do any fishing, the river was very high and wading looked dangerous. If you are referring to the Green Drake hatch I think Aug 10 might be late but who knows what will hapeen with all the high water and the constant afternoon thunderstorms adding water to the system. Here is a river report from Taylor Creek Fly Shop. Taylor Creek Fly Shops
The flow in Basalt is still at 2690 cfs.
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I almost forgot that the Frying Pan Anglers web site has an archive of river reports from previous weeks/years that you might find interesting to read.

Frying Pan Anglers--archive of fly Fishing Reports

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mcnerney,

Thanks for the links. The Frying Pan Anglers archive looks like it could be helpful for looking ahead to August 2009 (by looking back)to August 2008.

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Thanks for the heads up guys, I'll be on the 'pan' next week then off to the Gunnison for a few days. I'll report what I find.
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No, I didn't make it but 2 shops mentioned it was fishing too well with the downside that it was very crowded. A local angler verifed the crowded river and the parking as well so we canned that excursion. Maybe next year.
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No, I didn't make it but 2 shops mentioned it was fishing too well with the downside that it was very crowded. A local angler verifed the crowded river and the parking as well so we canned that excursion. Maybe next year.
Racine: Sorry you didn't make it to the Roaring Fork, this time of year the fishing is fabulous, but like you said it can get crowded especially on the weekends. I was planning on heading over there today but my son had a project come up so we rescheduled for next weekend.

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