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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

Dressing the Naked Hook

Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ 2016 Annual Fly Tying Expo
Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

TU logo 2016rmfLogo Admission: $20 per person ($10 for students with ID, under 12-free). With the price of admission, you get a plate of food and a beverage, ten(10) raffle tickets (five(5) for students, none for under 12) for the fly and rod drawings, and a wealth of tying and fishing information.

Nearly two dozen professional and experienced tiers from our region will converge in Fort Collins for this annual event to demonstrate their fly tying skills and share tips on tying and fishing with their signature flies.

  • Local tiers will share their skills and tying tips
  • Food provided by Canino’s
  • Beginner’s table to learn tying your own flies
  • Random drawings for each tier’s flies and a fly rod drawing
  • Silent auction with many quality equipment items, supplies, books, art, etc.

Learn from tiers such as:
Rick Takahashi, Marty Staab, Dick Shinton, Al Ritt, Judson Knowles, Dave Coulson, Jerry Lehtinen, Michael McFarland, Chris Krueger, Steve Schweitzer, Dennis Martin, Mark McMillan, Eric Pettine, Bob Castner, Caleb van Wagner, Jason Haddix, Adam Omernick, and others.

Well-known tiers will share their skills and tying tips Beginner’s table to learn tying your own flies Random drawings for each tier’s flies and a fly rod drawing Silent auction with many quality equipment items, supplies, books, art, guided trips, services, etc.

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity. CTULogoSmall

February 17, 2016, 5:30-9:00 PM
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive Fort Collins, CO

The Fort Collins Senior Center is located off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.
Parking to the east of the Senior Center is at a premium. There is a new, spacious parking lot, just off Raintree, to the west of the Senior Center to accommodate our large crowd.


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We hope to see you there.
Grab a copy of the letter size flyer here.

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 February 2016 issue of The Flypaper newsletter is available on our website. 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: January 2016: The Flypaper Newsletter 732 KB PDF file
  • President’s Message
  • Fly Tying Expo
  • Leaders Needed
  • Thank You
  • February Conservation Notes
  • Fly Swap
  • Tenkara Series
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • 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.

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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.

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 05 Feb, 2016