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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited


201502nymph Dame Juliana Berners, Izaak Walton, and present day anglers have been assembling Sweet Deceivers to entice the wily trout with naked nymphs, dulcetory dries, and salacious streamers. Berners’ dun
Rocky Mountain Flycasters has assembled nearly two dozen professional and experienced tiers from our region for this annual event. Old patterns as tried-and-true naturals or hot new designs with modern materials, this will be a learning experience.

Rocky Mountain Flycasters presents the 2015 Annual Fly Tying Expo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 per person ($10 for students with ID, under 12-free). With the price of admission, you get a plate of food and a beverage, ten(10) raffle tickets (five(5) for students, none for under 12) for the fly and rod drawings, and a wealth of tying and fishing information.

  • Well-known tiers will share their skills and tying tips
  • Beginner’s table to learn tying your own flies
  • Random drawings for each tier’s flies and a fly rod drawing
  • Food from the Mainline Ale House
  • Silent auction with many quality equipment items, supplies, books, art, guided trips, services, etc.

201502greenhighlander1 Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity.

February 18, 2015, 5:30-9:00 PM
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive Fort Collins, CO

The Fort Collins Senior Center is located off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.
Parking to the east of the Senior Center is at a premium. There is a new, spacious parking lot, just off Raintree, to the west of the Senior Center to accommodate our large crowd.

Learn from Marty Staab, Mark Miller, Jason Haddix, Guy Turenne, Rick Takahashi, Mark McMillan, Dennis Martin, Chris Krueger, Steve Schweitzer, Thadd Strom, Eric Pettine, Kirk Bein, Grant Houx, Jin Choi, and Connor Murphy, and many others.

Sponsored in part by:
Mainline Elkhorn
StPetes NoCoFlyFishing180

We hope to see your there.

Awards for Excellence, Achievement, and Distinction

Exemplary Colorado Chapter Award 2014
Rocky Mountain Flycasters received this Exemplary Chapter
Award from the Colorado Trout Unlimited State organization.
Our chapter members have earned this recognition.
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.

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 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.

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.

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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 25 Jan, 2015