Fishing the Frying Pan in Colorado · 9/17/2011

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What a great time to be fishing in the mountains of Colorado!

On a beautiful fall weekend three of my fpur sons, their "significant others" and my wife and I went on a weekend trip to Basalt Colorado where we fished the frying pan and took in the local scenery. Our group was as follows:  My wife Marcia and I, son Mike and his wife Diana, son Justin and his girl friend Katie, and son Erik and his girl friend Kara.

On Saturday morning we had breakfast then headed up the Frying Pan River canyon. The Frying Pan is world famous for fly fishing.  This gold medal fis river flows into Basalt, Colorado a picturesque town of 2,700 that sits at the confluence of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork rivers.

The catch and release fishing was tough perhaps because the fish were wary of any fly that you were throwing. We were using nymphs with hair-thin leader a small bb sized weight and a strike indicator.  All of us caught a few fish but it was slow going on a cloudy sometimes rainy day. 

We gave up the fishing and headed for the house about 2 PM where we settled in for good food and drinks a quick game of Scrabble (Erik won). After the Scrabble we went downstairs and watched the BYU Utah football game.  Utah beat the crap out of BYU and as die-hard Utah fans we were all thrilled.  

The next day we went to a street fair, to a late breakfast, then to the sheep dog trials just outside of Basalt. Then it was home to Utah for Mike, Erik and me and home to Denver for Justin. 

Great time to remember on Our Story!


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