Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
2014 Holiday Party Planned
Friday December 12 has been selected for the Annual Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Holiday Party. It is always a great time to socialize with other RMF members and swap fish stories from the past year. It also means an often hilarious White Elephant gift exchange as well as a rod and two fly trees to be raffled off.
Online tickets are $15.00 and $20.00 at the door. Everyone will get heavy hors d'œuvres from the C.B. & Potts kitchen and raffle tickets. If you wish to participate in the White Elephant exchange, bring a wrapped white elephant gift. More information and ticket availability is on our 2014 Holiday page.
U.S. Forest Service Rapid Stream Assessment
The US Forest Service has asked Colorado TU to assist in assessing the post-flood stream conditions on Forest Service lands in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest. CTU assigned portions of those streams to four Front Range TU chapters. RMF was assigned reaches on the Big Thompson River between the canyon mouth and Drake; headwater reaches on Buckhorn Creek; and the Muggins Gulch tributary of the Little Thompson River.
Six RMF members had previously attended training sessions conducted by CTU staff. They learned the extensive list of data needed by the Forest Service personnel who will formulate plans for stream improvements, and how to observe, measure, and record the needed data.
On November 5, 7, and 8, the trainees, assisted by equally eager, untrained volunteers, dedicated long hours to conducting the highest priority on-stream assessments. Fortunately the weather was ideal on each of those days. Classroom-
Overall, the enthusiasm of all the volunteers was truly amazing and, at the end of each day they were rightfully proud of their accomplishments.
There will be continuing base-line assessment work days into the spring of 2015 so there is still the opportunity to join a crew. Contact Conservation Chair Dave Piske.
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.
Awards for Excellence, Achievement, and Distinction
If you know someone who should be recognized by Rocky Mountain Flycasters, now is the time to think about making a nomination. Nominations are designed to recognize member volunteers and chapter partners' achievements. Recognition will be announced to chapter members and communicated prominently across our Colorado host community. Nominations for awards, with supportive information, must be received between January 1-31 by email to the RMF Secretary.
Award categories seek to recognize both RMF members and community partner organizations in multiple categories.
RMF Member Awards
- Exemplary Chapter Function, Project or Activity Leadership Award
- Exemplary Youth Education Award
- Exemplary Youth Member Award
- Exemplary Conservation Volunteer Award
- Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award
NoCO Outreach Awards
- Exemplary NoCO Guide/Outfitter Award
Begin preparing soon by reviewing the Award criteria page.
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- RMF participates in Project Healing Waters
- November 2014 issue of The Flypaper
- RMF fishing trip to the Green River with video in Fish Stories.
- November 19 RMF Guest Night with Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka
- December 12 RMF Holiday Party
- January 12 RMF General Meeting
- January 31 Deadline for RMF Awards nominations
- February 18 RMF Annual Fly Tying Expo
- March 18 RMF General Meeting
- April 15 RMF General Meeting
- May 20 RMF Annual Meeting
- July 27-August 1 RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp
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
- From the President
- November Meeting
- Conservation Notes
- Community Outreach Notes
- Let’s Go Fishing Update
- Green River in September
- Cheeseman Canyon in November
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.