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Colorado Gives Day
How to get the most value for your donations? Take advantage of Colorado Gives Day. More information.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Annual Holiday Party
Food. Fun. Gifts. Flies. Fish Stories. A brand new fly rod. Close out your year with fellow RMF members as we celebrate the end of the year.
December 10th at the Collindale C.B. & Potts starting at 6:30 pm. See more below for details. Get your tickets online before the prices go up.
Conservation ProjectsCritical projects ending this year needing your help to complete this year.
Release of Living Streambanks: A Manual of Bioengineering Treatments for Colorado StreamsSee the article below.
Double the value of your Donation!
You may have heard about Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. If donations to non-profits are received that day, matching funds may be applied. Colorado Trout Unlimited is one of the recipients and can be utilized for donating funds to CTU or to the Rocky Mountain Flycasters chapter.
If you choose to donate to CTU, that is fine but if you would like your donations to stay local, be sure to indicate in the Special Instructions/Comments box that the funds you are donating should be sent to Rocky Mountain Flycasters in Fort Collins. The head of CTU, David Nickum promised the funds would be forwarded if such a request is made.
The following link can be used to access the donations site directly. www.coloradogives.org/coloradoTU/overview
2016 Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Holiday Party
Online sales end Wednesday 7 December!
After that, tickets will be $20 at the door.
It is the season again. Rocky Mountain Flycasters is holding a Holiday Party. Please make plans to attend on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at C.B. & Potts’ Collindale, at 1441 East Horsetooth Road. (The W. Elizabeth location is closed.) We will start socializing at 6:30, eat from 7:00 to 8:00, then have the infamous White Elephant Gift Exchange, raffle drawings for the two fly trees and a brand new fly rod.
Cost this year will be $15.00 per person for tickets purchased online (below). Tickets at the door will be $20 per person. 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. (We missed the beautiful fish lamp again last year!) Because of our larger attendance, please bring only one gift per couple. We always have a great time at these parties, and it is especially good to meet and socialize with our significant others.
We ask that you bring a few flies and divide them between the two trees as we will raffle two trees again this year. We had a great turnout of flies last year as well as a huge pile of White Elephant gifts.
In order to better predict the amount of food to order, we ask that you order your tickets online. We will need to cut off online sales Wednesday the 11th. See our order page for tickets.
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.||
- 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.
- RMF participates in Project Healing Waters with a new initiative with Veterans to Veterans Alliance Association.
- April 2016 issue of The Flypaper
- RMF fishing story from Marc McKenzie - Classical Music and Fly Fishing in Aspen.
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 our President
- Chapter Event Calendar
- Filling up the Calendar
- November Program Notes
- Fly Fishing TEAM-USA on the Poudre
- Fall Notes
- November Conservation Notes
- 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 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.