The tailwater section of the Frying Pan is one of the most beautiful sections of river, anywhere in the world. Luckily for us, this Gold Medal fishery is home to thousands of hungry fish and gives anglers an opportunity to fish almost 365 days a year. Please note that we only offer wade trips on the Frying Pan.

The Frying Pan is an exceptional fishery for those looking to practice sight-fishing, as this river often runs low and clear. It is not uncommon to find large fish in shallow water on this river. Some of our favorite hatches on the Frying Pan include the Western Greek Drake, PMDs, and October Caddis. When fishing the Frying Pan, anglers can expect to find rainbow trout, brown trout, and if you’re lucky, cutthroat trout. The headwaters of this river, above the reservoir, can also present anglers with an opportunity to target brook trout.

If you’re interested in fishing the Frying Pan and want to use your own equipment, we recommend a 9’ 4wt or 9’ 5wt rod.

*Gold Medal Definition - Designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission, fishing destinations of the highest quality are awarded the “Gold Medal” distinction when the waters are able to produce at least 60 pounds of trout per acre, as well as a minimum of 14” or larger trout per acre.

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