Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
Applications Now Open for Youth Fly Fishing Camp
RMF’s Youth Fly Fishing Day Camp has set the dates for the 2014 program. The camp will run six consecutive days July 28 through August 2. This is an excellent opportunity for youth (ages 14-18) to learn indepth fly fishing skills. See our 2014 Day Camp page for more details.
It is also an excellent opportunity to assist in helping to foster the next generation of fly fishers dedicated to helping conserve, protect and restore trout fisheries and their watersheds. Interested volunteers should see the Youth Camp Volunteers page. Volunteer as little as a few hours, a day, or all six days. You can also help by providing a few flies for the campers to use or download the Application Packet for printing and sharing.
|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.||
Special Canadian Shield Fishing trip!
Canadian Shield fishing trip for June hosted by Kevin Burkhart has 2 more spots. Reservations for the remaining 2 spots is first come, first served! This week-long trip will put you on hundreds of fish every day. Read more about the trip and sign up with your reservation soon.
Dr. Robert J. Behnke, Ph.D.
Robert J. Behnke, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Fisheries Conservation and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado passed away on September 13, 2013. He was the author of more than 100 articles and papers regarding fish and fisheries and has served on numerous advisory boards for state and federal agencies. He was the author of About Trout (Lyons Press, 2007), Trout and Salmon of North America (Free Press, 2002) and Native Trout of Western North America (American Fisheries Society, 1992). He began writing the quarterly “About Trout” column for Trout Unlimited’s Trout magazine in 1983.
Dr. Behnke’s contributions to the science of the salmonids are well known both in the academic world and to those in the fishing community. In January of 2007, the Rocky Mountain Flycasters board unanimously voted to support a Colorado State University scholarship for graduate research in cold-water fisheries. Later that year, in May, Dr. Behnke extended an endowment to fund the Rocky Mountain Flycasters-Robert J. Behnke Fellowship. Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues to support the Fellowship through annual contributions and receive reports of research done by CSU graduate students in cold-water fisheries research.
Dr. Behnke once wrote on his life’s research work by reflecting that his “career covers the period of the transition from the strictly anthropocentric, utilitarian based management of natural resources to a more ecocentric, holistic ecosystem form of management based on Aldo Leopold's land ethic. My work and publications over a 40 year period reflect this transition.”
Dr. Behnke has encouraged continued contributions to the RMF-Robert J. Behnke Research Fellowship though either Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ convenient online donation or the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Conservation Biology at CSU Foundation , PO Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522.
- RMF participates in Project Healing Waters
- Award Winners - Jake Ruthven, Jerry Pelis, Paul Wehr
- February issue of The Flypaper
- Fun Fishing Trips into the fall of 2014
- March 12 Board Meeting
- March 19 General Meeting
- March 21Colorado TU Gala
- March 29 Fishing the Lower Poudre
- April 9 Board Meeting
- April 12 Fishing the Middle Poudre
- April 16 30th Anniversary Celebration
- April 25-27 Gray Reef/North Platte Float Trip
- May 14 Board Meeting
- May 17-18 Fishing Lake John
- May 21 RMF Annual Meeting
- June 14 Laramie Plains Lakes
- June 21 Joe Wright Reservoir
- July 12 Fishing Lake Agnes
- July 19 Encampment River Wade Trip
- July 28-Aug 2 RMF Youth Day Camp
- August 9 Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Fishing
- August 16 Colorado River Headwaters Fishing
- September 12-14 Flaming Gorge/Green River Fishing
- September 20 Blue River fishing Trip
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
- Programs & Events
- Upcoming Events
- February 2014 Fly Tying Expo on February 19
- 2014 Fishing Trips
- Fly Swapin’
- 2014 Children’s Water Festivals
- Conservation Notes
- Youth Outreach News
- Trout in the Classroom-RMHS
- Trout in the Classroom-FRCC
- Your Trash for RMF!
- Community Outreach
- RMF Chapter History
- Give Us Your Best Shot
- 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.