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Board Meeting
CTU River Gala
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General Meeting
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Poudre River Fishing
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Fly Fishing Film Tour
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N. Platte Fishing

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Mar 29, 16-Mar 29, 17
$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

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

Fred Ebert
Odell Brewing Co.
St. Pete’s Fly Shop

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

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Marc Brown
CMS Mechanical Services, Inc.
Tom Culbertson
Greg Evans
Fly Fishing Team USA
Bob Green
Jax Outdoors
Linda and Dick Jefferies
Marc McKenzie
David Piske
Robert F. Dunn in Memoriam
The Coloradoan

$100-$499 Brown Donors

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

Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Elkhorn Rod & Reel
Lee Evans
Handmade Art Co.
Wil Huett
Jax Fish House
Jay’s Bistro
Kirk’s Fly Shop
Robert Loeven
Dave Mosnik
NoCo FlyFishing
Dale Rellas
Domingo Rodriguez
Steve Schweitzer
Sonny Lubicks
Stone Creek, Ltd.
Richard Withey
Yampa Valley Anglers

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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

2017 Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day Camp

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. 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.

Fishing trips start to shape up

Mark Miller, Fishing Coordinator
Mark Miller
The 2017 open water fishing season is starting up. RMF Fishing Coordinator Mark Miller is putting together hosted trips in Colorado and beyond.
Hosting entails some familiarity with an area, getting people there at the same time, and having a good time. No guiding is necessary. See our Fun Fishing page for a list of planned trips. Want some company on a fishing trip? Host a trip. It’s easy. Contact Mark Miller.

Children’s Water Festivals Scheduled

Explaining the river The Water Fests are a great time to encourage elementary students to begin considering our cold, clean, clear streams and the interaction between insects, fish, and predators. Help these youngsters with “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” See more on the Water Festival page.

Colorado Trout Unlimited 2017 River Stewardship Gala

Thursday March 9, 2017 5:00pm Mile High Station, Denver, CO
The online bidding is now open and available for the 2017 River Stewardship Gala! The auction site will be open from now until the end of the event on March 9th, 2017. The Gala is Colorado TU's largest annual fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go directly towards our work in preserving Colorado's fisheries and watersheds, reintroducing native trout, engaging youth in conservation education, and protecting trout habitat.
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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 February 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: March 2017: The Flypaper Newsletter 709 KB PDF file
  • From our President
  • Chapter Event Calendar
  • Filling up the Calendar
  • March Membership Meeting
  • March Conservation Notes
  • Video of the Month
  • March Youth Outreach Notes
  • Guest Essay
  • Opportunities
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • 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.

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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 07 Mar, 2017