- January 9: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- January 16: RMF General Meeting
Tango Trout Presented by Mark Lance
The rivers flowing from Argentina’s Andean Cordillera offer a wide variety of fly fishing opportunities. Some liken the fly fishing experience to western Montana 50 years ago. The semi-arid landscape of the Argentine steppe and brawling freestone rivers do remind one of the Rocky Mountain west.
However, the magnificent Andes as a backdrop and unfamiliar names like Rio Chimehuin, Rio Collon Cura, and Rio Limay take us to a fly fishing paradise at 40 degrees south latitude in a land of late night asados, deep red Malbec wines and the Tango. Through Mark’s compelling photography you will experience the quest for rainbow and brown trout across sprawling estancias and wilderness waters in Argentina’s Neuquen and Rio Negro provinces.
Mark has been fly fishing for over 40 years and wielding a camera for nearly as long. Beyond his 9-to-5 job as global marketing manager for a high tech software company, he is a freelance photographer and outdoor writer. He is the Rocky Mountain Field Editor for Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. Mark is on the pro staff for Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, and Hyde Drift Boats. He is a long time member, and former board member of the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Centennial, Colorado.
He shoots for outdoor manufactures and outfitters including Patagonia, Scott Fly Rods, Hyde Drift Boats, Hatch Reels, Brunton, ExOfficio, Rio Azul Lodge, The Best of Kamchatka, and Yellow Dog Outfitters. His fly fishing photography is frequently featured in Southwest Fly Fishing, Grays Sporting Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Trout Magazine, American Angler, and Saltwater Fly Fisherman, The Contemporary Sportsman, and Outside Magazine. A sample of Mark’s photography can be viewed on his website at www.riverlightimages.com.
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. This year the rods in the raffle are supported in part by Elkhorn Rod & Reel. 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:
Incredibly, water usage in the West is still governed largely by water laws created in the 1800s - antiquated provisions that fail to recognize the intrinsic value of healthy rivers and streams.
Sportsmen’s Conservation Project, “Wild Land for Wildlife”, Trout Unlimited, n.d., Web, June 24, 2013,