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Dec 01, 14-Dec 01, 15
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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

2015 Holiday Party Planned

Online sales end Wednesday 9 December!
After that, tickets will be $20 at the door.

2013XmasFish Friday December 11 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.
Tickets are $15.00 ordered online by December 9 and $20.00 at the door. You are encouraged to get your tickets early so we can order enough food. 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. Select our 2015 Holiday page to get your tickets now.

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.

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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 November 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: November 2015: The Flypaper Newsletter 1 MB PDF file
  • President“s Message “Winners”
  • From our Editor
  • Program Notes from our Program Chair
  • From Past President Lee Evans
  • David’s Lines Norway
  • November Conservation Report
  • Youth Report from our Summer Camp
  • Let’s Go Fishing: There is still time!
  • 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 19 Nov, 2015