- April 2: Larimer County Fishing Show At the Ranch.
- April 2: Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Session
Training session for scouts to earn a Fly Fishing Merit Badge. Training will include casting, knots, and fly tying, followed by a fishing session in May. More details can be found on the Youth Outreach page.
- April 11: The Poudre Runs Through It Part Three: Public Dialogue Sessions. Following the educational sessions, the public will have an opportunity to participate in one of two community deliberation sessions. This session will be from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Deliberation will center around alternatives for Northern Colorado's water future. Facilitated by CSU's Center for Public Deliberation. More information on the session topics, dates, and location can be found in the www.UniverCityConnections.org site where you may RSVP for Education and Public Dialogue Sessions.
Next is Part 3: Public Dialogue Sessions on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
- April 13: Board Meeting
Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- April 15: Colorado Trout Unlimited Rendezvous Colorado state-wide Trout Unlimited Spring Rendezvous at Redstone Inn, Redstone, CO. Details to follow.
- April 16: The Poudre Runs Through It Part Three: Public Dialogue Sessions. This session will be from 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Deliberation will center around alternatives for Northern Colorado’s water future. Facilitated by CSU’s Center for Public Deliberation. More information on the session topics, dates, and location can be found in the www.UniverCityConnections.org site where you may RSVP for Education and Public Dialogue Sessions.
- April 20: General Meeting. Pat Dorsey will be Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ featured speaker for April. (Note time change below.) Pat Dorsey has an unsurpassed reputation in Colorado and the world for his expertise on Tailwater Fishing and his ability to teach anglers to be successful. The real deal, Mr. Dorsey has been fishing Colorado Rivers almost his entire life and guiding out of Blue Quill Anglers in Evergreen Colorado for over two decades. He has developed flies and written three books, the latest, Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies, just recently released. He speaks around the country and is a favorite local celebrity at the International Sportsman’s Expo in Denver every year.
Pat Dorsey joins us for a rare Northern Colorado appearance to give his lecture on “Tailwater Flies.” Please join us to give Pat a warm welcome. He will have his books available for signing after his talk. We are fortunate and honored to have such a valuable conservationist agree to speak with our chapter. Don’t miss Pat Dorsey!
Due to a conflict at the Senior Center, our meeting on April 20 will start our social time at 7:00 pm in the lobby of the Senior Center, and then we will move to the room when it is ready at about 7:30.
Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.
- April 25: Boys & Girls Club Conservation and Fishing Classes
Introductory conservation and fishing classes for the Larimer Boys and Girls Clubs. Topics include Intro to Fishing, Casting & Knots, River Insects & Fish Anatomy, Conservation Principles, Basic Fly Tying, Refresher casting & Knots, and fishing at Swift Ponds. For more details and volunteer opportunities to help foster a new generation of youth interested in conservation, see our Youth Outreach Volunteer page.
- April 27: Greeley Water Festival
The Festival will be held from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Island Grove Regional Park. Groups of 30 students (with counselors) will rotate through our Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ classroom area for 20-minute sessions, scheduled with a 20-minute break between sessions. The Water Festival’s purpose is to purpose is to educate fourth grade students “…on the importance of water as a valuable resource, and how it impacts our natural environment….”
Our classroom will consist of two banquet tables/chairs and an audio/video floor area. We will give a brief talk about river insects and their importance as indicator species of healthy water, show a brief entomology video segment, have a brief activity and provide an informative take home handout.
We need six volunteers to handle this opportunity to introduce local youngsters to a few basic concepts about why we must take care of our coldwater resources. Please contact Dennis Cook or 970-372-9229 to volunteer.
- April 28: B & G Club Class: See April 25 for details.
Note of the Day:
The most important part of picking fly rod is the line size it best handles. The line size determines how far you can cast, the amount of delicacy you’ll get, and how big a fly you can comfortably handle. Line size in trout fishing has very little to do with the size of the fish you catch, but line size is important in determining how large a fish you can land. —Tom Rosenbauer