Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
2017 Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day CampOur 8th annual Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp Application Packet is now available. This six day, popular and fast-paced event features everything from fly fishing skills to fly tying, from river ecology to insects & entomology, from casting to catching beautiful wild trout. The camp will welcome fifteen boys and girls ages 14 through 17 and takes place in the Fort Collins/Loveland area. See more information on our 2017 Camp page that also includes photographs and highlights from previous day camps.
Volunteer for Youth Day CampPlans and schedules are in place for the 2017 RMF Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day Camp so now is the time to set aside a few hours or more to assist with this amazing program. There are many tasks that combine to make this the successful program that it is. From sorting/cleaning boots and waders to one on one mentoring on a stream or lake, each hour you can contribute spreads the volunteer load.
Sign up for one hour introductory casting, three hours of assisting with fly tying, or a full day in Rocky Mountain National Park. See our Camp Volunteer page for more information. Camp dates are July 31 - August 5, 2017.
Kids Free Fishing FestColorado Parks and Wildlife with the U.S. Forest Service and Rocky Mountain Flycasters help put together an amazing fishing opportunity for the whole family on Colorado Free Fishing Day, June 3, 2017. Register your children to fish the morning at West Lake, Redfeather Lakes with the help of USFS, CPW, and RMF. Space is limited so register soon with https://usfs_clrd_kids_fishing.eventbrite.co.uk
RMF volunteers are needed to help with youngsters fishing with spinning rods, contact Lee Evans.
Poudre RiverFestThe Poudre RiverFest is a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates and educates people about the Cache la Poudre River as an important natural resource. The June 3, 2017 event features a variety of activities for people to explore the role of the river as an important habitat for wildlife, a recreation area and a source for clean drinking water. Educational and volunteer activities take place throughout the day with a culminating celebration in the afternoon.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters Trout Unlimited Chapter will again be an Exhibitor at this year’s Festival. RMF will host activities and needs volunteers to share staffing several shifts at our booth.
Events will be from 11am to 7pm. Contact Dennis Cook to volunteer promoting the TU mission and our river.
2017 Poudre RiverFest - June 3
The Poudre RiverFest is a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates and educates people about the Cache la Poudre River as an important natural resource in our community. This June 3, 2017 Fest is a collaborative event that brings together many like-minded nonprofits from our local conservation community. It features a variety of activities for people to explore the role of the river as an important habitat for wildlife, a recreation area and a source for clean drinking water. Educational and volunteer activities take place throughout the day with a culminating celebration in the afternoon. 2017 is the festival’s fourth year. Poudre Riverfest had over 3,500 attendees last year and attendance is projected to increase substantially this year.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters Trout Unlimited chapter will again host as an exhibitor at this year’s festival. RMF will host the following activities and needs volunteers to share staffing several shifts at our booth.
- Static RMF Informational Displays
- Hosts - to answer questions and promote TU/RMF
- Signup sheet - for Day Camp Applications to be emailed
- Signup sheet - for visitors want to receive RMF Flypaper newsletter
- Signup Sheet - for visitors wanting more specific information
- Magnetic Fishing Pond (Preschool)
- Fly Rod Casting (Adults & Middle/High School)
- Fly Fishing Basic Knots Tying (Improved Clinch, Surgeons, etc.)
Location: Adjacent to New Belgium Brewery on the Poudre River Oxbow
Please select a shift(s) to help represent RMF as a valuable community asset by chatting with attendees about our mission, projects and activities and exciting them about fly fishing as a life long pastime. Traffic may require us to overlap defined roles. Need at least one/role/shift; more is helpful.
Please respond to Dennis Cook as soon as possible, yea or nay, so we know where we stand with enough lead time to adjust or appeal for more helping hands and/or longer shifts. I will publish the crews schedule several days before the event, or earlier if volunteers respond earlier.
Shifts include Welcome Host(s), Fishing/CastingKnots Aide(s), and Fly Tying.
Recommended blocks of time are: 11:00am–1:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm, and 4:30pm-7:00pm
First and last shifts include set up and tear down.
We will be under our chapter’s 10'x10' canopy, and it will be a fun afternoon. Thank you all very much for lending helping hands!
2017 Rocky Mountain Flycasters Elections
Congratulations to the Trustees elected for the 2017-2018 year.
- President: Coy Wylie
- Vice President: Mickey McGuire
- Treasurer: Tom Culbertson
- Secretary: Ruthie Ketola
- Trustee at Large: Linda Jefferies
- Trustee at Large: Domingo Rodriguez
- Past President: Wil Huett
Please welcome our officers and feel free to contact them with offers to volunteer for projects meeting our Trout Unlimited mission of conserving, protecting, and restoring North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
To see a job description of these offices, please Article III Officers and Duties of our Bylaws.
RMF Members honored with Awards
|David Morse, Gateway Volunteer Coordinator and Project Healing Waters Co-coordinator is recognized for his continued work in these areas.||St. Peter’s Fly Shop owner Grant Houx is honored for contributions to Rocky Mountain Flycasters and in particular for providing professional guides for our Youth Day Camp.||Cullen Emsing is recognized for his many years of work as our Raffle Coordinator.|
Not present to receive awards were: Domingo Rodríguez for his work with Project Healing Waters, Fly Fishing Classes and volunteerism throughout RMF. Brian Chavet, former owner of Elkhorn Flyshop for his long partnership with RMF.
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.||
- 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.
- June 3 Kids Fish Fest
- June 3 Poudre RiverFest
- June 14 Board Meeting
- June 24 Fish Lake Agnes-Joe Wright
- July 12 Board Meeting
- July 15 Upper Poudre Fishing
- July 15 Trout Unlimited Anniversary
- 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 5 RMF Youth Camp
- August 9 Board Meeting
- August 26 RMNP fishing
- September 15 Yampa River Fishing
- September 16 Yampa River Fishing
- September 17 Yampa River Fishing
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
- From the President
- Chapter Event Calendar
- Filling up the Calendar
- May Membership Meeting
- May Conservation Notes
- Video of the Month
- May Youth Outreach Notes
- Let’s Go Fishing
Yampa River Spotlight
- Sustaining Donors
- 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.
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.