Frying Pan River Spring Fishing


Previous Trips
Aug 08
June 08
March 09
More Pan

It's been a long Winter so far and many of the guys have been dying to get out for some fine fishing. Every year we all get together around the same time for a guys weekend up on the Pan. Great weather, incredible scenery and some outstanding fishing, why go anywhere else. Here is a recap for more on the Pan and our trip

Many hit the Pan in the Summertime which is an awesome time to fish as well but whenever you can get away and fish this area in Late Winter or Early Spring you won't be disappointed! Good friends, perfect weather, nonstop fry fly action and few crowds.

                       Da Playas gearing up and ready to hit the water with Boca Dawg 

 Checkout the Taylor Creek Shop for great info on the River, Hatches, reports and more!

It's that time. Time to put the ski's away and grab some fly rods as the fishing is kicking into high gear. Our guides are on the water daily now and all of us have been fishing our butts off. While there's no need to get out there at the crack of dawn, the fishing has been decent to above average in the wee hours of the morning. It's all going to be nymph fishing during this time period. Egg patterns such as a size #18 Mini Flashtail Hot Eggs in Chartreause, Oregon Cheese and Salmon Egg are still fishing well as the browns wrap up their spawning urges and the rainbow get set to spawn. These prespawn rainbows are beginning to color up and are simply vibrant. The deeper pools and seams always yield good numbers of fish during the winter but be sure not to overlook many of the riffles and other shallow nooks and crannies. Lately, there's been as many fish holding shallow as their has been deep. Successful dropper patterns should include a variety of Midge and Baetis subsurface imitations. For Midges concentrate on larva patterns early in the day and pupa/emerger patterns during afternoons. Red and White are hot colors for larva imitations (Capt. Hooks, TC Red Midges, Miracle Nymphs, Maggot Midges) while Black and Gray are key colors for pupa patterns (Medallion Midges, Bead Wing's, RS2's). Micro Baetis nymphs such as Tungsten Hoovers, Glass Bead Micro Mayflies, PT's, STD's and the like are beginning to fish better and better as we progress into March. Two fly nymph rigs consisting of Eggs/Midges, Eggs/Baetis or Baetis/Midge combo's are all that's needed.


Fishing private water has it's privilges, having this section to ourselves was almost as good as the fishing was. Very pretty raiinbows and browns to catch, with all the mysis being eaten, the colors on these fish are amazing.

          Travis with another pretty brown, we had to work hard for a few that afternoon 


Brian Yamauchi thanks for your flies, they definitely did the trick!
Mysis Patterns

The Ticket
PT #18
Midge Larva #18
RSII #20 (used as dry)
Trico #24 with a little white teaser parachute
OJ egg
Beadhead PT
black bugger #12
barr emerger #22
green thread midge #20
Black beauty #20
black polywings #18 - #22
garcia's rojo midges # 18 - #22.

60' on Sunday, jackets need not apply. Little wind on Fri and Sat was still nice with blue skies and 52'

Fly Shops

Taylor Creek Fly Shop

Frying Pan Anglers

Check these out, especially the Frying Pan Anglers, these guys are great and very helpful!

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