Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
Recommendation: Board of Trustees Slate for June 2013-May 2014 Program Year
Rocky Mountain Flycasters Chapter #010 of Trout Unlimited
The Nominations Committee unanimously recommends the following members for election to the Chapter Board of Trustees, in fulfillment of the Boards responsibilities under Rocky Mountain Flycasters Bylaws Article V, Section 1. copied below:
Article V. Nominations, Elections, Terms, Vacancy of Officers and Trustees
Section 1. Not later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Chapter, the incumbent Board of Trustees shall nominate candidates for each officer position and for the two Trustees at Large. Said nominations shall be included in the Notice of Annual Meeting that shall be posted on the Chapter’s Internet website not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Said posting shall constitute the required notice to all Members. Nothing, however, will deny nominations from being made from the floor by Members during the Annual Meeting.
President: Dick Jefferies
Vice President: Sean Cronin
Treasurer: Tom Culbertson
Secretary: Bob Streeter
Trustee-at-Large: Bill Perrill
Trustee-at-Large: Gil Coleman
Immediate Past President: Lee Evans (Automatic incumbent)
On behalf of the Nominations Committee:
Dennis Cook, Chair
2013 Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp
Random comments from 2012 Day Campers and parents
The application period for the RMF Youth Day Camp is now open and we’re excited about the program again this year. Below is a random selection, one of the many positive comments from campers and their parents.
Honestly, I think my son was rendered speechless when presented with a fly rod and reel at the conclusion of the class!
Find out more about this year’s camp on our 2013 Day Camp Page. Apply soon before all the camper positions are filled. Visit this page again or reload the page to read a different comment.
2013-2014 Fishing Licenses On Sale
Have you looked at your fishing license recently? The 2012-2013 licenses expire the 31st of March, so if you haven't already, it is time to renew your license. Your fees help pay for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hatching, raising, managing, and stocking of many sport fish.
You can purchase your license at a CPW office, online, or license agent (your local fly fishing retailer). Get more information at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site where you can also access an interactive, digital version to the Colorado fishing Brochure.
A Full Summer Season Coming Up
We’ve been busy all winter and now that spring is starting to warm things up, our plans for an even busier summer are filling up the calendar. We have meetings scheduled through May and have started a lineup for next fall. We’ll have Steve Henderson, our Annual Year Review in May, as well as elections for Trustees.
Major summer events include volunteer restoration work related to the High Park Fire, group fishing trips, Children’s Water Festivals, and our Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp. See the list below and our monthly calendars and check them often as new events are frequently added.
- May 15 Children’s Water Festival - Fort Collins
- May 15 High Park Staging and Restoration
- May 15 General Meeting with Steve Henderson
- May 24-26 South Platte Fishing
- May 18 High Park Restoration V
- May 30 High Park Staging
- June 1 High Park Restoration
- June 8-9 Delaney Buttes Lakes Fishing
- June 12 Board Meeting
- June 20 High Park Staging
- June 30 Gore Canyon Fishing
- July 10 Board Meeting
- July 13 Colorado Headwaters Fishing
- July 29-Aug 3 RMF Youth Camp
- August 14 Board Meeting
- August 17 Poudre Canyon Fishing
Flies in January
The Fly Tyers Swap was again a huge success. Eight tyers signed up to submit files in the category ”midges“. They were exchanged at the January General Meeting under the watchful eye of Ben Zomer. Here are the selections that were tied and exchanged.
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Then Bruce Rosenthal submitted his Midge Life Cycle which consists of:
Each and every fly is a masterpiece. We hope to begin creating a reference library of local flies, tying recipes, photos, and fishing tips for all of the flies that our members are tying. If we're tying them, there must be a reason.
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
- President’s Message
- Programs and Events -
- Activities and Events
- Apr: Todd Hosman & Tier Jin Choi
- May: RMF Annual Meeting
Steve Henderson & Tier Ben Zomer
2013 Nomination Slate
- Sep: Kerry Carahar
- Oct: Adam Omernick
- Conservation News
- Youth News
Red Feather Lakes
Introducing Josh Zachman
Trout in the Classroom
Fishing & Conservation Day Camp Update
- Pictures Request
- RMF 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 continuing 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.