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President’s Beat

Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.

March 25, 2010

Lee Evans

These words are coming to you from a very excited president. We just got back from the Green River with fellow Rocky Mountain Flycasters and can report the fishing was excellent. We had a great time even though we scheduled the trip between two of the biggest snowstorms of the season, but fished in 50 degree weather and made the drive safely both ways. I hope more members can join us next year.

But fishing is not the only thing that has me excited. Our Youth Outreach is on track to complete a goal that our chapter has had for many years. We will sponsor Trout in the Classroom at Windsor High School this fall. We will have our own Fly Fishing and River Conservation Youth Camp in July for up to 15 area youth. We expect to be actively involved in helping Boy Scouts get their Fly Fishing Merit Badge. Dennis Cook, our Youth Outreach Director, has been working tirelessly to get these programs up and running. I believe the future of our chapter and of river conservation depends on how we involve the kids, and these programs really set the stage for future conservationists and active Trout Unlimited members. See Youth Outreach.

But Dennis, and the Board of Directors, cannot do it alone. Already many of you have stepped up and volunteered to be a part of these new activities. We thank you for being there when we need you.

We know now that we need more help from our members and from the community at large. In this newsletter you will find an appeal for contributions. Can you or your business become supporting members of our efforts? I hope you look carefully at what you can do to help us meet this most important goal of our chapter.

Also, watch our website and this newsletter for other volunteer activities. We need your involvement in Trout Unlimited’s national cleanup day on June 26, 2010. This year we are scheduled to clean up the Poudre. We generally meet at Picnic Rock at 9:00 a.m. and then come back there for a picnic at noon. More details will follow.

Volunteers will be needed at Eagle’s Nest Open Space, at The Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon, and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Details are on the website (www.rockymtnflycasters.org).

Elections will be held in May. We truly need members who are willing to be on the Board of Directors. Presently the board has five former presidents serving again. A wider base of active members keeps the enthusiasm up. Please consider how you can help.

Our April meeting will feature a guide from Steamboat Flyfishers talking about the Yampa and other great fisheries in the Steamboat area. Chris Kennedy will start the meeting with information about volunteering in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, where, if you volunteer, you’ll see some beautiful country and get to do some fun fish census work.

We are one of the largest chapters in the nation and on the way to becoming one of the best. We’re on the move and doing great things. You can see why I’m so excited!

Thank you for all you do and for doing more,

Lee Evans

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan

Previous Messages

May 21, 2014 - State of the Chapter - Dick Jefferies, President
So far Rocky Mountain Flycasters has been a journey, and story, of success that spans three decades.…(read more)

January 7, 2014 - Dick Jefferies, President
Ice off! It’s the call of the fly fisher….(read more)

May 15, 2013 - State of the Chapter - Dick Jefferies
When you leave here tonight do so knowing this chapter is in good shape….(read more)

January 11, 2013 - Dick Jefferies
It is most definitely that time of year!! It’s that time when…(read more)

November 12, 2012 - Dick Jefferies
Even though Mother Nature is reminding us what is just around the corner…(read more)

June 27, 2012 - Dick Jefferies
…conversations centered around the High Park fire…(read more)

November 17, 2011 - Lee Evans
I need to tell you we had a great meeting last night.…(read more)

September 14, 2011 - Lee Evans
Greeley’s Milton Seaman Reservoir Gates…(read more)

May 18, 2011 - State of the Chapter - Lee Evans
We had nearly 60 people at our meeting Wednesday to hear Steve Schweitzer…(read more)

Mar. 27, 2011 - Lee Evans
Are you looking for more fun…(read more)

Jan. 31, 2011 - Lee Evans
The new expanded Fly Tying Expo is happening February 16 and I believe it is the best ever.…(read more)

Jan. 5, 2011 - Lee Evans
Wow! 2011 already! I hope you’re beginning to plan your fishing trips before the calendar gets too full.…(read more)

Nov. 10, 2010 - Lee Evans
After having what I consider to be a very successful year,…(read more)

Oct. 22, 2010 - Lee Evans
Apples and knees! These have been occupying a lot of my time recently, and have kept me from fishing as much as I would have liked.…(read more)

Aug. 25, 2010 - Lee Evans
I know the summer is ending, the kids are back in school, and the best fishing of the year is beginning.…(read more)

Mar. 25, 2010 - Lee Evans
These words are coming to you from a very excited president.…(read more)

January 21, 2010 - Lee Evans
We had our annual Fly Tying Expo last night and it was a great success.…(read more)

November 20, 2009 - Lee Evans
At our annual meeting on Nov. 18, you elected me…(read more)

Mar. 23, 2009 - Ken Eis
Well, the Poudre and Big T are fishing well. Clear low water is already stimulating dry fly action…(read more)

Nov. 28, 2007 - Ken Eis
We had an election at the November meeting…(read more)

Oct. 4, 2007 - Greg Evans
Happy! Wait a minute! What happened to September? Oh yea… Alaska, the brew fest… Well Happy October.…(read more)

Aug. 19, 2007 - Greg Evans
Annual Rocky Mountain Flycasters Report…(read more)

Jul. 19, 2007 - Greg Evans
Hey Summer Anglers! Wish I had a great fish story to report for the Summer.…(read more)

Mar. 07, 2007 - Greg Evans
Hey there Weary Winter Warriors! Spring is in the air…(read more)

Jan. 18, 2007 - Greg Evans
BRRR! This weather and snow is killing everyone who loves to fish! …all joking aside, the year started off great…(read more)

Dec. 10, 2006 - Greg Evans
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all! We just had our annual Christmas Party at the Sports Station…(read more)

Nov. 8, 2006 - Greg Evans
Thanks to all to attended the General Meeting tonight, November 8th. The meeting had a different flavor with a presentation by member John Fraser on Didymosphenia Geminata aka Rock Snot…(read more)

Oct. 17, 2006 - Greg Evans
October arrived out of nowhere for me, but I did manage a little fishing while romancing my wife…(read more)

Sep. 12, 2006 - Greg Evans
With a great lineup of speakers for the year, ongoing conservation projects, and an enthusiastic board of directors I couldn't be more excited for the year…(read more)

Dec. 12, 2005 - Greg Evans
With our annual Christmas Party at the Depot in Loveland this past Saturday, I am feeling very festive.…(read more)

Sep. 12, 2005 - Greg Evans
Paul Fromme has been our president for the last two years.…(read more)

Jul. 21, 2005 - Paul Fromme
We have all heard the news that Larimer County is preparing to sell off the properties…(read more)

Last updated on 22 May, 2015