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Film showing sponsored by Odell Brewing, Patagoia™, and Rocky Mountain Flycasters

Get the poster
Please join Odell Brewing and Rocky Mountain Flycasters on October 14, 2014 for an evening presentation of the Patagonia™ film DAMNATION.
Stunning cinematography highlights this compelling look at the ecological benefits gained from the removal of obsolete dams. This multiple-award winning documentary shows that “Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access.” [quoted from DamNation]
Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission ($10.00) covers the movie, one Odell beer and snacks. 5.00 for additional beers. Gear and swag to be raffled off.
All proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Flycasters, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Calling all Trout Unlimited Volunteers!!

Invitation for Trout Unlimited/Forest Service Stream Assessment Training

2013 Flood Damage
Some of the Sept. 2013 Big T, Poudre, & St. Vrain Flooding
Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service have recently joined in a new partnership to restore rivers and tributary streams damaged by the September 2013 floods. The focus of this effort by volunteers from Rocky Mountain Flycasters and nearby TU chapters will be on waters flowing through lands within the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service has a long road ahead to restore what was damaged during those floods. To begin this process the Service needs assessments of the damages to the streams as inputs for developing plans for physical restoration projects. The Service has turned to Trout Unlimited because we have an expansive network of dedicated volunteers, such as you, that care about the watersheds and want to make a difference.

The Forest Service is hosting a private training exclusively for Trout Unlimited members to learn how to assess the damages based on the scientific protocol the Forest Service has developed.

The training session will be on Tuesday evening, September 30, from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM. It will take place in Longmont at a location to be determined. Upon selection of the location, those who have volunteered will receive emails identifying the location, driving directions , and other details of the training session.

At the conclusion of the training session you will be teamed with one other volunteer to form two-person teams. Each team will be assigned to a specific reach of a designated stream to conduct the damage assessment for that reach. Scheduling of your on-stream assessment will be as mutually determined by you and your team-mate. If you want a specific team-mate, persuade that person to also volunteer for this training session, and you will go into the training session knowing who your team-mate will be. The only constraint on your assessment schedule will be to complete it by a date specified by the Forest Service.

The volunteers attending this training will include members of other TU chapters along the northern Front Range, and in the Denver area. To coordinate this multi-chapter TU event, each volunteer must RSVP via email or phone to:

, Outreach Coordinator
Colorado Trout Unlimited
1536 Wynkoop St. Suite 320
Denver, CO 80202
Cell: (720) 354-2647

Don’t delay, let Stephanie know right away that you will attend the Forest Service training in Longmont on September 30. When you email Stephanie, you will also be sending a copy to Dave Piske, RMF Conservation Chair.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to this way of helping with recovery from the flooding our streams experienced last September. You can also use the RMF Forum to coordinate attending the training session and make a contact to create a team to help with the survey. See the FS Stream Assessment topic under Volunteer Opportunities. Make sure you are registered to add to and respond to the discussion.

Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

RMF 2014 Youth Day Camp

Our 2014 Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day Camp is now several weeks ago and a memory, but a great memory. Dennis Cook, Youth Outreach Chair and Camp Director says, “…this may have been the consistently highest caliber group of campers of all our five camps.” We have a gallery of photos from our days at camp and invite you to look through all the activities. See the six-day photo gallery and read more of the events in the August Flypaper newsletter.

2014 Rocky Mountain Flycasters Day Campers and Their Mentors after Fishing Cub Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park

Keep in mind the last weekend in July, 2015 for next year’s camp.


Trout Unlimited has been notified that a 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.


The Flypaper newsletter

The September 2014 issue of The Flypaper newsletter is available now. 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
  • September Meeting
  • September Conservation Notes
  • September Youth Outreach
  • Let’s Go Fishing
    • Schedule with new options
    • Colorado Headwaters Report
  • Save October 14th, 2014
  • 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 18 Sep, 2014