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General Meeting
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Fishing Trip
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Colorado Trout Unlimited is administering a brief online survey of members that should take only about five minutes of your time to fill in and send. The results of this survey will help CTU plan to meet our needs as members.
 
The survey can be found at salsalabs.com. Contribute your opinion.


Czech Nymphing with Domingo Rodriguez

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Domingo Rodgriguez shows the
results of Czech Nymphing
Do you need to find out what all the excitement is about with Czech nymphing? Why are catch rates among competitive fishers so high using the Czech technique? What do you need to get started? Where are the good places to use this increasingly popular technique? Do you need to add another fish catching skill to your bag of tricks?
 
At our March 18 meeting, Domingo will share some of his knowledge with you based on his fish-catching skills. Selecting the appropriate equipment, rod, reel, lines and leaders, using the best flies, locating fishable waters, and when the best time to use this technique are some of the topics that will be covered. Domingo will show you how you can catch fish that you never knew were in the water. It is time to try out some new techniques that will put you on fish.
 
As usual, our General Meetings are free and open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. We will have a local fly tyer at each general meeting and an equipment raffle following the meeting. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.


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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The Flypaper newsletter

The February 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
  • Youth Outreach
  • February Fly Tying Expo
  • Water Festivals
  • Conservation News
  • 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.

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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 24 Feb, 2015