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Happening This Month

October 2015
Big Elk Meadows Restoration
CSRN Workshop
Glacier Creek Electrofishing
Fishing Trip
Big Thompson Electrofishing
Little Thompson Restoration
Roaring River Electrofishing
Little Thompson Restoration
Big Thompson Electrofishing
Little Thompson Restoration
Big Thompson Electrofishing
Little Thompson Restoration
Big Thompson WLRV
Big Thompson Restoration
Big Thompson Restoration
Big Thompson Restoration
Board Meeting
15 16 17
18 19 20
General Meeting
22 23
Skin Gulch WLRV
Skin Gulch WLRV
26 27 28 29 30
Big Thompson WLRV

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Sustaining Donors
Oct 07, 14-Oct 07, 15
$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

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

Fred Ebert
Odell Brewing Co.

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

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

CMS Mechanical Services, Inc.
Dr. Ron Sheets Memorial
Greg Evans
Ft. Collins Coloradoan
David Piske
St. Pete’s Fly Shop

$100-$499 Brown Donors

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

Dennis Cook
Tom Culbertson
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Lee Evans
Handmade Art Co.
Horse & Dragon Brewing
Wil Huett
Jax Fish House
Jax Outdoors
Pioneer Press
Robert H. Hillen Memorial
Stone Creek, Ltd.

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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

October General Meeting brings Ty Churchwell to Fort Collins

Animas River Spill photo courtesey of Silverton Standard Newspaper

We have seen the pictures of the mine spill into the Animas River. On October 21, Ty Churchwell, TU’s San Juan Mountains Coordinator will discuss the implications of abandonded mines, legislation for remediation, and the future of water for fish in Colorado.

NISP: RMF/CTU say science too thin on SEIS

Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Colorado Trout Unlimited collaborate on comments submitted concerning the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) and the Supplementary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS). Read the full comments.

Local Conservation Projects Slated on the Calendar

This spring and summer will continue with major work in areas affected by past years’ fires and floods. Rocky Mountain Flycasters has partnered with local organizations including the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) to reach our goals. See the article on the Conservation page for dates and sign-up procedures.

The time to do the restoration work is as soon as possible so that additional damage to the watershed is minimized. The Skin Gulch project just off the Poudre starts May 2. Remember that what happens upstream, continues downstream. Rocky Mountain Flycasters need to sign up with WRV to accomplish this important work.

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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Upcoming Events

  • Through October Rocky Mountain National Park Field work
  • September 26 Sheep Creek Reconnection
  • September 27 Phantom Canyon Trail Maintenance and Fishing
  • September 30 Colorado River Electrofishing
  • October 1 Glacier Creek at Glacier Basin Electrofishing
  • October 2 Fishing the Frying Pan River
  • October 5 Big Thompson at Fern Lake Trailhead Electrofishing
  • October 6 Roaring River at Ypsilon Lake Trail Electrofishing
  • October 7 Big Thompson River lower Forest Canyon Electrofishing
  • October 8 Big Thompson River at Mailbox Junction Electrofishing
  • October 10 Revegetation of Big T. Lower North Fork with WRV
  • October 21 RMF General Meeting
  • October 24 Skin Gulch Flood Restoration with WRV
  • October 31 Revegetation of Big T. Lower North Fork with WRV

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 September 2015 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:
  • From the President
  • Domingo Rodriguez
  • David’s Line
  • September Conservation Notes
  • Volunteer 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.

More on our Current Calendar

Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship

Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues to support the Robert J. Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship. We need to raise money through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are seeking additional 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 being 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 02 Oct, 2015