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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

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.


Upcoming Elections - Important Notice

The Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Nomination Committee proposes the following slate of candidates for Officers and Trustees to serve for the years 2015-2016. Officers and Trustees serve for one year each with the President’s position being term-limited to three years.

President:
Wil Huett
Vice President:
Sean Cronin
Secretary:
Lance Asherin
Treasurer:
Tom Culbertson
Trustee at Large:
Gil Coleman
Trustee at Large:
Coy Wylie
Immediate Past President:
Dick Jefferies

At the May Annual meeting, May 20, 2015, Rocky Mountain Flycasters will elect Trustees to serve for the following year. The above slate of candidates has been selected by the Nominating Committee. Please note, chapter Bylaws state “Nothing, however, will deny nominations from being made from the floor by Members during the Annual Meeting.” [Article V, § 1]

Voting will take place at the Annual Meeting by RMF members so be there and vote.

If you have any questions, please contact President Dick Jefferies or any other Council member with your interest.


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2015 Fly Fishing Day Camp Applications

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We are happy to announce that the 2015 Fly Fishing Day Camp application materials are ready to download. This amazing six day camp is a great experience for learning about habitat, trout food, fly tying, casting, and much more. It is also a terrific opportunity to catch a few fish.
 
See the 2015 Camp page for more information and to download the application packet. Participants are limited to 15 so complete and submit your application as soon after April 1st as you can.
 
On the camp page, be sure to read the random comments from parents and campers about their experiences during the previous camps.


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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, 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.


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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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Recently posted

  • Major listing of restoration projects RMF is doing in partnership with CPRW and WLRV. See the Conservation page.
  • 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
  • April 2015 issue of The Flypaper
  • RMF fishing trip to the Green River with video in Fish Stories.

Upcoming Events

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 April 2015 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
  • March Meeting RMNP with Kirk Bien
  • Youth Outreach
    • 2015 Youth Day Camp
  • Conservation Notes
    • Skin Gulch Restoration
    • Adopt-A-Trail
  • 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 23 Apr, 2015