Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
Dressing the Naked Hook
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ 2016 Annual Fly Tying Expo
Wednesday, February 17 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.
Nearly two dozen professional and experienced tiers from our region will converge in Fort Collins for this annual event to demonstrate their fly tying skills and share tips on tying and fishing with their signature flies.
- Local tiers will share their skills and tying tips
- Food provided by Canino’s
- Beginner’s table to learn tying your own flies
- Random drawings for each tier’s flies and a fly rod drawing
- Silent auction with many quality equipment items, supplies, books, art, etc.
Learn from tiers such as:
Rick Takahashi, Marty Staab, Dick Shinton, Al Ritt, Judson Knowles, Dave Coulson, Jerry Lehtinen, Michael McFarland, Chris Krueger, Steve Schweitzer, Dennis Martin, Mark McMillan, Eric Pettine, Bob Castner, Caleb van Wagner, Jason Haddix, Adam Omernick, and others.
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 Silent auction with many quality equipment items, supplies, books, art, guided trips, services, etc.
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity.
- February 17, 2016, 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.
We hope to see you there.
Grab a copy of the letter size flyer here.
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.
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- 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 with a new initiative with Veterans to Veterans Alliance Association.
- January 2016 issue of The Flypaper
- RMF fishing story from Marc McKenzie - Classical Music and Fly Fishing in Aspen.
- February 10 Board Meeting
- February 17 RMF Annual Fly Tying Expo with tons of tiers
- March 9 Board Meeting
- March 16 General Meeting
- Mar 18-20 Fishing: Miracle Mile/Grey Reef
- April 13 Board Meeting
- April 20 General Meeting
- Apr 23 Fishing: Poudre River
- May 11 Board Meeting
- May 14 Fishing: Big Thompson
- May 18 Annual Meeting
- Jun 4 Fishing: Twin Buttes Reservoir near Laramie
- Jun 25 Fishing: Joe Wright Reservoir
- Jul 9 Fishing: Lake Agnes
- August 1-6 RMF Fly Fishing/Conservation Day Camp
- Aug 20 Fishing: RMNP Colorado Headwaters
- Sep 16-18 Fishing: Yampa Tailwater
- Oct early Fishing: Frying Pan/Roaring Fork
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
- President’s Message
- Fly Tying Expo
- Leaders Needed
- Thank You
- February Conservation Notes
- Fly Swap
- Tenkara Series
- 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 through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are actively seeking 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 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.