rmf-tu logo RMF-TU Poudre River Cleanup Crew 2010

Happening This Month

April 2018
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10
Board Meeting
11
12 13 14
15 16 17
General Meeting
18
19 20
Platte Rivers Gala
21
Odell River Appreciation Day
22
23 24
Water Fest Greeley
25
26
Fishing Gray Reef
Western Rendezvous
27
Fishing Gray Reef
Western Rendezvous
28
Fishing Gray Reef
Western Rendezvous
29
30

Search the RMF site


Sustaining Donors
Apr 21, 17-Apr 21, 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
Elkhorn Rod & Reel
Bob Green
Karl Kronberg
David Piske

$100-$499 Brown Donors

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


Bruce Biggi
Frank Cada
Canino’s Italian Restaurant
Dennis Cook
Matthew Doll
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Greg Evans
Lee Evans
Fast Signs
Bill Gillett
Handmade Art Co.
Jim Henriksen
JAX Outdoors
Mickey McGuire
Sharon Neenan
NoCo FlyFishing
Adam Omernick
Michael Ringus
Domingo Rodriguez
Bruce Rosenthal
Scheel's
St. Pete’s Fly Shop
Coy Wiley

$50-$99 Brook Donors

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

Paul Hilbrecht
Eric Pettine
Richard Withey

Donation page
Become a Sustaining Donor
facebook
follow us on twitter

RMF NoCO Youth Camp Video

Just released! This video gives a taste of some of the activities of this past summer’s camp.

More of the story below.

Last updated: 16 Nov 2010

Photo gallery from the 2010 Youth camp.

RMF River Conservation & Fly Fishing Day Camp a Big Success!

Fish electroshocking survey
Fish electroshocking survey

RMF’s inaugural NoCO Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Day Camp in July was a success by all accounts based on responses from campers and parents. Following a last minute cancellation by a 10th camper, we proceeded with nine, enthusiastic youths, ages 14-15; two girls and seven boys. Six camp-days later they had completed extensive conservation ethics and issues studies and a willows-restoration project on the Big T,Identifying & measuring fish
Identifying & measuring fish
as well as experiencing classroom and generous on-water fly fishing skills training. Conservation studies generally occupied the initial couple days, transitioning into a mix with fly fishing for the next couple, and fly fishing skills generally occupied the last couple days. Curriculum time was pretty evenly balanced between conservation and fishing. All of our river fishing was on the Poudre, and we also fished the Lower Valley ponds at Sylvan Dale.

Poudre fishing
Fishing the Poudre

Many RMF members generously volunteered their time and talents, and with a couple non-members we totaled 23 volunteers. This was terrific, because it enabled the campers to receive 1:1 skills instruction and mentoring, which resulted in every camper catching fish on both still and river waters.

seining for insects on the Poudre
Seining for insects and more

Many “Thanks!” to Todd Anderson, Rich Bader, Dennis Cook, Lee Evans, Ken Eis, Krista and Justin Deese, Cullen Emsing, Bryon Fessler, Amy and Dennis Galyardt, Alan Jones, Jamie Karlak, Phil Keller, Connor Murphy, Dennis Martin, Dave Piske, Dick Shinton, Bob Streeter, Seann Sweeney, Paul Wehr, Phil Wright, and Guy Turenne. Additionally, we were supported by 19 professional staff from the CDOW, NRCS, TU, CTU and Timberline Aquatics, Inc. who presented classroom material, led the willows planting and several on-water activities, and also handled the entomology sessions.Reading the river instruction
Instruction in reading the river

We also are fortunate to have partnered with the Larimer Boys & Girls Club which provided transportation vehicles and drivers in exchange for some members on scholarship and agreement for RMF to present some fly fishing related classes for their other member youths. We look forward to continuing this relationship in coming years.

Of course, we could not have done the camp without the support from our sponsors. Please be sure to patronize these generous community friends, and to thank them for their support.

Snorkeling to observe underwater
Snorkeling to observe underwater
RMF will be targeting to have about 15-18 campers for the 2011 Youth Day Camp, so please be thinking about your children, grandchildren and friends’ children who might appreciate learning more about the TU conservation mission and also learning fly fishing skills. The chapter board will soon be announcing dates for the 2011 Day Camp.

How you can help:

  • Donate “youth restricted” funding to support Day Camp activities and also help acquire equipment
  • Donate new or used waders, boots and fly tying equipment/materials to help build our equipment inventory
  • Volunteer to participate in one or several of the youth program areas
  • Contact Dennis Cook to inquire about how your interests might fit into the Day Camp activities at 970-372-9229 (Cellphone)…or email Dennis Cook
Last updated on 06 Jun, 2014