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$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

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Fred Ebert
New Belgium Brewery
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St. Pete’s Fly Shop

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

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Marc Brown
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
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Handmade Art Co.
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Fish Restaurant
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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

2017 Youth Camp Applications

20150801CampRMNPOur 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. We will welcome fifteen campers ages 14 through 17.
See more information on our 2017 Camp page that also includes photographs and highlights from previous day camps.

Volunteer for Youth Day Camp

Volunteers Needed

See our Camp Volunteer page for more information.
Camp dates are July 31 - August 5, 2017.

Gateway Adopt-a-Trail

Our final work project of the year for the Fort Collins Natural Area Department will be at Gateway Natural Area in the Lower Poudre Canyon, on July 15th. Save The date!!!
We will conduct trail maintenance on two overlook trails. Meet at the Gateway parking lot located back by the old water plant at 8:30 a.m. and work until about 11:30.
RMF-TU will provide lunch and the Natural Areas Staff will provide tools, water and instruction. Bring work gloves, sun protection, and your rod and waders for fishing. You are free to stay at Gateway after the work project and fish til dusk.
Please contact Dave Morse, or call 217-418-9386, if you will be coming. We need an accurate head count to plan for meals. We are hoping for a dozen folks. See you there!

CSU Environmental Learning Center

Great opportunity to introduce some fly fishing concepts to youngsters ages 10-13 with the help of CSU ELC staff. Small groups either tie up a Wooly Bugger on a safety pin or collect insects in the near-by Poudre River. We need 4-6 member volunteers each day on Wednesdays July 19 and July 26.
Contact Dennis Cook to contribute your time.

2017 Rocky Mountain Flycasters Elections

Congratulations to the Trustees elected for the 2017-2018 year.

L-R: Wil Huett, Linda Jefferies, Tom Culbertson, Coy Wiley, Mickey McGuire, former President Lee Evans, Ruthie Ketola. (Domingo Rodriguez was unable to attend.)

  • 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

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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.

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 July 2017 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: June 2017: The Flypaper Newsletter 1.3 MB PDF file
  • From the President
  • Chapter Event Calendar
  • Filling up the Calendar
  • Greenback Cutthroat Report
  • July Conservation Notes
  • Poudre Riverfest
  • The Flypaper’s Video of the Month
  • July Youth Outreach Notes
  • Opportunities
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • 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.

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 12 Jul, 2017