- January 5: Board Meeting
Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- January 19: General Meeting: Joel King, a native Coloradoan, with more than 30 years of fishing in Colorado and Wyoming, more than ten years guiding in the alpine Rockies will be sharing some of his flies and fishing techniques. Joel is the owner of Joel King Gear, Kingfisher Flies and a designer of foam patterns. As a still water guru, he has created flies for the times when there seem to be no hatches. His flies have been published in Northwest Fly Fishing and Southwest Fly Fishing magazines.
In his free time, Joel pursues steelhead all over the western and midwestern rivers of the U.S.A. Partnering with Brian Shipley of Kingfisher Drifters, they work together on tying and designing flies, guided trips, and promoting the sport of fly fishing.
Social hour begins at 6:30, and the Program follows at 7:00. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.
Note of the Day:
In the last pool of Ettrick, the water flowed by a steep bank, and, if you cast almost on to the further side, you were perfectly safe to get fish, even when the river was very low. The flies used, three on a cast, were small and dusky, hare’s ear and woodcock wing, black palmers, or, as Stoddart sings,
Wee dour looking hulks are the thing,
Mouse body and laverock wing.
Lang, Andrew, 1895, A Border Boyhood from Angling Sketches, (Longmans, Green, and Co.,—eBooks version #2022).