Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
2017 Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day CampOur 8th annual Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp Application Packet is now available. This six day, popular and fast-paced event features everything from fly fishing skills to fly tying, from river ecology to insects & entomology, from casting to catching beautiful wild trout. The camp will welcome fifteen boys and girls ages 14 through 17 and takes place in the Fort Collins/Loveland area. See more information on our 2017 Camp page that also includes photographs and highlights from previous day camps.
Poudre DiscussionColorado State University Behavioral Sciences and the CSU Water Center will be hosting a discussion about the sustainability of the Poudre River Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to all at Behavioral Sciences Bldg. #A101. Speakers will be instructors and researchers at CSU as well as representative from CPW and the City of Fort Collins. Moderator will be LeRoy Poff, River Ecologist and Professor, CSU Dept. of Biology. Grab the poster for more information.
Children’s Water Festivals ScheduledThe Water Fests are a great time to encourage elementary students to begin considering our cold, clean, clear streams and the interaction between insects, fish, and predators. Help these youngsters with “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” See more on the Water Festival page.
2017 Officers ElectionElection of officers for the 2017-2018 year are coming up in May and will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2017. The current slate is not full and we need some people to step up and fill these positions. See below for the current members and suggested slate.
2017 Rocky Mountain Flycasters Nominations
According to the Rocky Mountain Flycasters bylaws, the nominating committee is charged with publishing a slate of candidates for the election which will be held at the general meeting on May 17, 2017. Here are the candidates at this time:
- President: Coy Wylie
- Vice President: Mickey McGuire
- Treasurer: (needed)
- Secretary: (needed)
- Trustee at Large: Linda Jefferies
- Trustee at Large: Domingo Rodriguez
- Past President: Wil Huett
As always, nominations will be taken from the floor at the general meeting. Please have documentation that the nominee will accept the position.
Your Rocky Mountain Flycasters Chapter needs your help! We need a couple of you to step up and volunteer to run for Secretary and Treasurer. This is a great opportunity to give back to the chapter and become involved in the activities and decisions of RMF.
As always, the chapter appreciates your involvement.
Lee Evans, Nominating Committee Chair
Rocky Mountain Flycasters
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ sew-on patches are back in stock.
You can order yours online or pick one up at our General Meetings. Show your pride in our chapter by showing your membership on your shirt, jacket, and/or vest.
What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included. There is a new one for every day of the year.
|Trout Unlimited has been notified that a company called Platinum Publishing sent out renewal invoices for TROUT magazine for $79.95 to some of our members. Please be advised that this is a SCAM and did not originate from TU’s offices. Please do not respond to these invoices, but rest assured tu.org and our Woolly Bugger, WV, post office box are fully operational, secure and ready to process dues and gifts. Pass this message along to the volunteers in your chapter.||
- What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included.
- RMF fishing story from Marc McKenzie - Classical Music and Fly Fishing in Aspen.
- May 4 Water Fest Loveland
- May 10 Board Meeting
- May 17 Water Fest Ft. Collins
- May 17 Annual Meeting
- May 20 Fish Delaney Buttes
- May 21 Fish Delaney Buttes
- June 14 Board Meeting
- June 24 Fish Lake Agnes
- July 12 Board Meeting
- July 15 Upper Poudre Fishing
- July 15 Trout Unlimited Anniversary
- July 31 RMF Youth Camp
- August 1 RMF Youth Camp
- August 2 RMF Youth Camp
- August 3 RMF Youth Camp
- August 4 RMF Youth Camp
- August 5 RMF Youth Camp
- August 9 Board Meeting
- August 15 Yampa River Fishing
- August 16 Yampa River Fishing
- August 17 Yampa River Fishing
- August 26 RMNP fishing
Are you a Sustaining Donor? Sustaining Donors are members of Trout Unlimited (TU), non-members, and businesses who recognize that without this kind of community support our Chapter can not adequately protect, conserve, and restore Colorado’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Sustaining Donors are recognized at various levels. Contributions are greatly appreciated and we acknowledge sustaining donors in multiple ways. Find out more.
The Flypaper newsletter
- From the President
- Filling up the Calendar
- April Membership Meeting
- April Conservation Notes
- Video of the Month
- April Youth Outreach Notes
- Let’s Go Fishing
- Sustaining Donors
- Rocky Mountain Flycasters Sustaining Donors
What else? Want to find out more about what Rocky Mountain Flycasters does in our area? Take a look at the About Us page and download the brochure we prepared.
More on our Current Calendar
Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship
Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues to support the Robert J. Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are actively seeking donations. Read more about the fellowship and you can use this Donation Form to make a contribution. This fellowship helps a Colorado State graduate student with research and honors the life-long contributions made by Dr. Behnke.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Exclusives
Stop cross-water contamination!
Whirling disease. Dydimo. New Zealand Mud Snails. Chytrid fungus. These are very real threats to our waters. If you follow some very simple, inexpensive procedures, you can help curb the spread of these diseases. See Common Sense Disinfection Procedure by Phil Wright.
Inexpensive Wading staff
Are you as "sure footed" as you would like to be? Are you ready for the spring run-off? The raging spring torrents can quicky take your feet from under you. It could be that you might need a wading stick. Here’s how to build one out of inexpensive/used materials. Phil Wright put together this helpful HOW-TO (pdf 412 KB) so you can have your own hand-crafted wading stick.