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  • April 1: RMF Youth Day Camp Applications Open
    Applications become available for our Youth Day Camp and may be downloaded from our 2016 Day Camp page. This year’s camp runs the full week from August 1 through August 6.
  • April 2: Lower North Fork Big Thompson - Revegetation (rescheduled from March 19)
    In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2-½ mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, road reconstruction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Rocky Mountain Flycasters as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor.
    Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone’s throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted. However, early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of “intermediate” in degrees of difficulty.
    In cooperation with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, sign up now with WRV for your choice of any, or all, of the following 2016 dates. On the WRV registration page for each project, find a box having a line titled “Event Group”. Click on the “Select” button on that line and Trout Unlimited should appear on the button. With Trout Unlimited displayed, click on “Save” and you will be enrolled as a Trout Unlimited volunteer. Apr 2, May 7, May 17, Jun 4, and/or Sep 10.
  • April 11: Big Thompson Construction Public Meeting
    U.S. Highway 34 permanent repairs in the Big Thompson canyon will begin this summer.To learn what and where the construction will be, go to the public meetings that will take place on April 11 in Estes Park’s Town Hall, or on April 12 at the Big Thompson Elementary School at 7702 W. Highway 34 just west of Loveland. Meetings will be from 6 PM until 8 PM each day. Each meeting will have a formal presentation followed by a Q & A session addressing:
    • Drake to Loveland construction plans
    • Big Thompson River Coalition work
    • Project timeline
    • Map of construction
    • Construction schedule/phasing
    • Traffic impacts
  • April 12: Big Thompson Construction Public Meeting
    U.S. Highway 34 permanent repairs in the Big Thompson canyon will begin this summer.To learn what and where the construction will be, go to the public meetings that will take place on April 11 in Estes Park’s Town Hall, or on April 12 at the Big Thompson Elementary School at 7702 W. Highway 34 just west of Loveland. Meetings will be from 6 PM until 8 PM each day. Each meeting will have a formal presentation followed by a Q & A session addressing:
    • Drake to Loveland construction plans
    • Big Thompson River Coalition work
    • Project timeline
    • Map of construction
    • Construction schedule/phasing
    • Traffic impacts
  • April 13: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
  • April 16: Big Thompson Morey Natural Area to Glade Park
    In cooperation with Synergy Ecological Restoration, help restore the riparian areas along this reach of the river that is so rich in wildlife habitat. The work will involve stabilization of river banks, improvements of soil fertility, and planting of native grasses, potted plants, and shrubs.
    This restoration is made financially possible as result of a grant Rocky Mountain Flycasters received from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
    To enroll or to have your questions answered, email John at Synergy.
  • April 20: Rocky Mountain Flycasters General Meeting
    Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. We will have a local fly tyer at each general meeting and an equipment raffle following the meeting. 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 23: Fish the Poudre River near the Gateway Natural area Host: to be determined
  • April 23: Skin Gulch Restoration
    Willow planting, seeding and mulching will complete restoration treatments on the last plot of land to be treated along Stove Prairie Creek right at the confluence of the Poudre River. Bring your fishing rod to finish out the day on the river after the project. Sign up through WRV.
  • April 27: CO fish
    Dennis Cook with Colorado fish
    Greeley Water Fest
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters teams up with local school districts to present a cold water conservation game called “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” This interactive “game” introduces young students to cold water conservation concepts. It is great fun for students and presenters so find out more and sign up to take part. See Water Fests for more information and to take an active part in reaching these young people.
  • April 30: McMurray Natural Area trail construction
    Trout Unlimited volunteers and friends are invited to help maintain trails along the Poudre River. Volunteers will be constructing a new section of trail at North Shields Ponds and resurfacing tread near the Poudreometer at McMurry Natural Area. Join us for a morning of meaningful work and then celebrate with fishing afterward! Lunch, snacks, tools and all project supplies will be provided. Registration required: Email David Morse, our Gateway Coordinator.

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

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017