rmf-tu logo Phantom Canyon

Happening This Month

February 2018
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13
Board Meeting
14
15 16 17
18 19 20
Fly Tying Expo
21
22 23 24
25 26 27 28

Search the RMF site


Sustaining Donors
Feb 22, 17-Feb 22, 18
$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

Cutthroat Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

New Belgium Brewery
Odell Brewing Co.
Steven Hanzlik in Memoriam

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

Rainbow Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

CMS Mechanical Services Inc.
Tom Culbertson
Bob Green
David Piske

$100-$499 Brown Donors

Brown Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Marc Brown
Frank Cada
Canino’s Italian Restaurant
Matthew Doll
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Lee Evans
Bill Gillett
Handmade Art Co.
Jim Henriksen
JAX Outdoors
Robert Loeven
Sharon Neenan
NoCo FlyFishing
Bruce Rosenthal
Richard Withey

$50-$99 Brook Donors

Brook Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Donation page
Become a Sustaining Donor
facebook
follow us on twitter

2014 RMF Fly Fishing Day Camp

Youth Camp Fishing at Rocky Mountain National Park
Youth Camp Fishing at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012

Announced July 28 through August 2, 2014

On February 12, the window opens to apply for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Youth Fly Fishing and River Conservation Day Camp, and the Application/Parents Information packet is available for download. No previous fly fishing experience is required. Applications are evaluated considering a background description the applicant provides of his/her experiences, natural outdoors interests and reasons for applying. Download your 2014 RMF Fly Fishing Day Camp Application Packet now.
 
The Day Camp program is designed for 15 campers (ages 14-18) and we expect that all openings will again be filled. The daily schedule is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. All equipment, transportation between activity venues, and drinking water will be provided. Campers will bring lunches, rain gear, and appropriate clothing. Daily drop-off/pick-up locations for parents are included with the pre-announced daily camp schedule.
 
The Day Camp is a fast paced six days of instruction, participation, and great fun. 2014 Camp Poster
Download the poster
We’ll learn how to fly fish, and also about responsibility for the watersheds, riparian habitat, river ecology, and the trout. Other topics include fly fishing equipment, knots, regulations, water safety, local and regional conservation issues, invasive species, entomology, trout anatomy and behavior, and casting and line control.

Download the 2014 Application Packet
Application Packet
Time on the water includes learning to read the water, electro-shocking trout on the Big Thompson, chasing finicky hungry trout on the Poudre River and in Rocky Mountain National Park, and a hands-on conservation project, as well as casting to eager bass on still-water ponds. Other days we’ll be catching aquatic insects and learning how to tie flies that imitate them to fool more fish, and also snorkeling to observe underwater habitat and behaviors. We look forward to having more great campers again, just as in past years.

Random comments from campers and parents

I learned a bit more about basic nymphing techniques, and I put them to use on the Yampa a week later, which rewarded me with a beautiful 18in bow.

Previous Youth Camp pictures, video, and articles.

Interested RMF volunteers may visit our Day Camp Volunteer page. Day Camp volunteers have a great time too. Consider spending half a day or all six days on this program. Join us; you’ll be glad you did!

Contact Camp Coordinator Dennis Cook by email or 970-372-9229 for more Day Camp information or to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Help by making a financial donation to the Youth Day Camp or to our other Youth Outreach programs.

Other Youth Outreach programs: Youth Day Camp, Trout In the Classroom, Youth Festivals, Middle School age fishing classes, Scout Merit Badge program, and others Boys & Girls Club, Scouting, and Colorado TU Youth Camp.

Last updated on 18 Feb, 2014