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August 2015
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Board Meeting
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Phantom Canyon Trail
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Fishery Monitoring – North Fork of Cache La Poudre River

Assist with assessing the health of the North Fork of Cache la Poudre River in the Laramie Foothills. Join CPW and Phantom Canyon Preserve in electro-shocking, weighing and measuring fish. See these dates for more information:
   Thursday Sept 17: 9am-3pm
   Friday, Sept. 18: 8am-5pm
This will be a challenging and exciting project.

Veterans to Veterans Alliance Association Fundraiser

The Alliance will hold a Project Healing Waters fund raiser for local Project Healing Waters on Labor Day, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, and will include a golf and fishing tournament, and a Big Tent BBQ at the Country Club/Island Center at Water Valley. See the calendar for more information and links to participate.

Volunteers Needed for Poudre and Big Thompson Watershed Restoration

Volunteers are needed throughout the summer for ecological restoration projects in both the Cache la Poudre watershed and Big Thompson watershed.

Take the time. Make a difference
Give a day to the fish.

Upcoming Conservation Projects 20150502WLRV_Skin_Gulch_293ER
May 2 Skin Gulch work in progress. Photo by Guy Terrene

  • June 20 RMF-WLRV Seaman Reservoir River Restoration
  • July 11 Soldier Canyon Riparian Restoration
  • July 19 Phantom Canyon Trail Maintenance and Fishing
  • August 16 Phantom Canyon Trail Maintenance and Fishing
  • September 12 Big Thompson Lower North Fork Revegetation with WRV
  • September 26 Big Thompson Lower North Fork Revegetation with WRV
  • September 27 Phantom Canyon Trail Maintenance and Fishing
  • October 10 Big Thompson, Lower North Fork
  • October 24 Skin Gulch
  • October 31 Big Thompson, Lower North Fork

See the article on our Conservation page for more information.

Dave Piske, Conservation Chair
Rocky Mountain Flycasters, Trout Unlimited

Upcoming Projects needing volunteers

Local Conservation Projects Slated on the Calendar

This spring and summer will continue with major work in areas affected by past years’ fires and floods. Rocky Mountain Flycasters has partnered with local organizations including the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) to reach our goals. See the article on the Conservation page for dates and sign-up procedures.

The time to do the restoration work is as soon as possible so that additional damage to the watershed is minimized. The Skin Gulch project just off the Poudre starts May 2. Remember that what happens upstream, continues downstream. Rocky Mountain Flycasters need to sign up with WRV to accomplish this important work.

RMF patch

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.


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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.

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The Flypaper newsletter

The August 2015 issue of The Flypaper newsletter is available now. You can sign up to receive it online by using our signup form or by sending a message to our Flypaper editor. You can also download a pdf version of the newsletter from the newsletter page. Inside this issue:
  • From the President
  • Trout Unlimited
  • David’s Line
  • August Conservation Notes
  • Project Healing Waters
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • August Youth Outreach
  • 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. We need to raise money through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are seeking additional 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 being 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.

Current Issues

Rock Snot

Is didymo invading your favorite stream? Read this article and Phil Wright's about decontamination.

For water conditions in our area, please check U.S. Geological Survey’s Real-time water data.
Last updated on 29 Aug, 2015