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WILDERNESS ADVENTURE PRESS MAPS: COLORADO FRYING PAN RIVER This world-famous river begins in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness to the west of the Continental Divide. The entire river fishes well, but the 15-mile-long canyon (designated a Gold Medal Stream) between Ruedi Reservoir and the confluence with the Roaring Fork is the real draw. It fishes well year round for big rainbows below the dam; browns, brookies, and cutthroats are also present. The 2-mile stretch below the dam receives the most pressure, but fishing is excellent throughout the canyon. Beware, however this section can get packed with anglers.The pH level of the tailwater stretch allows for a huge biomass of bugs, which in turn, keeps the fish big. The river hosts many prolific hatches, most notably green drakes and Mothers Day caddis. During these periods, dry-fly fishing is good, but as a rule, the Fryingpan fishes better subsurface. By fall, the flow is often dropped which makes wade fishing easier. This is a fine time to strip a goblin-like streamer through the runs for a shot at the big browns. There are also big cutthroats, cuttbows and brookies its within the realm of possibilites that an angler could catch a 20-incher of each. Winter fishing is also popular below the dam. The winter flow is usually around 100 cfs, which keeps the fish packed into holding water. Above the reservoir, the road is not always maintained and the water often gets cold or frozen. The Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness is truly remote amongst Colorados other wilderness areas. There are special regulations on the Fryingpan check the regulations brochure. ISBN: 0-WAP-16015-6 publish date: 06/30/2011
Binding Type: Map
ISBN: 0-WAP-16015-6
Author: Wilderness Adventures Press

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