Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
2018 Youth Fishing Camp Applications AvailableCo-leaders Robin Brown and William Gedge finalized plans for the Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp and we’re excited. In its ninth year, the camp will run from July 30 through August 4. Get your Application package.
For youth 14 to 17, the camp teaches about flies and rigging, conservation and riparian ecology, aquatic insects and imitations, water safety and responsible sportsmanship. All this and more fun. Get more information on our camp page.
For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey
For our March 21st meeting, we will welcome Dr. Kurt Fausch, a fisheries ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living in streams, and how streams are linked to their riparian forests. In this talk he crosses boundaries of countries, cultures, and scientific disciplines to explore why healthy, connected rivers are essential for fish, and humans, and how we can conserve them.
Dr. Fausch is a professor emeritus in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where he taught for 35 years. Join us at the Fort Collins Senior Center. Social gathering at 6:30 pm with the general meeting at 7:00 pm. Get more details on our calendar page.
Embrace-A-Stream Grant Challenge
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Challenge has been completed and we were awarded an addition prize to help with installing the Big Thompson River Ecology Learning Station. Donations from friends and members totaled nearly $2,000!
Of 47 projects eligible, 1,260 donations were made for Embrace-A-Stream projects around the country, totalling $56,604!
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Greenback Cutthroat Trout SpawningIn the restoration efforts to bring back the Colorado State Fish, Colorado Parks and Wildlife with the help of volunteers are working to assist with spawning efforts. Read the story in the August issue of The Flypaper available on our web site. See also the George Creek Restoration.
Join your fellow river and trout conservationists for a wonderful night of drinks, dinner, and live and silent auctions filled with world-class fishing opportunities, tickets to shows, getaways, and so much more!
The Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala is an event not to be missed. We’ve sold out the last two years so get your tickets today!
In addition to raising funds for trout and watershed conservation, we are thrilled to be honoring Governor John Hickenlooper with our River Stewardship Award.
We look forward to seeing you on March 8, 2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm!
Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Western Regional Rendezvous in Colorado!
Colorado TU is proud to announce that we have been chosen to host the 2018 TU Western Regional Rendezvous. This three-day conference will combine the annual Colorado Rendezvous with the regional event and bring a variety of great speakers, useful trainings, the latest TU initiatives, and some excellent opportunities to interact with TU leaders from around the West. We are also excited to show off the great work our chapters are doing right here at home!
If you are interested in learning more about the Regional Rendezvous or how you can help us plan for it in Colorado, please contact Dan Omasta.
RMF now has logo shirts
Rocky Mountain Flycasters is now offering special order fishing shirts from Columbia. Both men’s and women’s styles are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Get the order form, make your choices and submit your order to get a special discount price on these functional, attractive shirts.
New Order of Hats!
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.||
- RMF has teamed up with the volunteer management system (VMS) company Volgistics to better manage the many opportunities we have to volunteer doing restoration, rehabilitation, and sustaining our cold water preservation mission. Connect with our VMS system on our newly designed Volunteer page.
- Small can be beautiful. Read Mark Miller’s story Fishing the Headwaters of the Big Thompson River.
- You can now download our calendar in digital format. See the new Calendar page. You can also download individual fishing events from our Let’s Go Fishing page.
- 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.
- March 8 CTU River Gala
- March 14 Board Meeting
- March 21 General Meeting
- April 11 Board Meeting
- April 18 General Meeting
- April 25 Water Fest Greeley
- April 27 Western Rendezvous
- April 28 Western Rendezvous
- April 29 Western Rendezvous
- May 2 Water Fest Loveland
- May 9 Board Meeting
- May 16 Water Fest Ft. Collins
- May 16 Annual Meeting
- June 13 Board Meeting
- July 11 Board Meeting
- July 14 Gateway Trail Work
- July 15 Trout Unlimited Anniversary
- July 30 RMF Youth Camp
- 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 8 Board Meeting
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
February 2018: The Flypaper Newsletter 844 KB PDF file
- From the President
- RMF News
- RMF Milestone
- Let’s Go Fishing
- Video of the Month
- Upcoming Events
- Chapter Events Calendar
- Donate and/or Buy
- 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.