- November 11: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
- November 18: Rocky Mountain Flycasters Guest Night Meeting
We invite everyone to bring a guest to this special meeting ad we are hosting some very special speakers for the evening.
Colorado Women Flyfishers Northern Chapter
Katie Beamon and Peggy Sue Meininger will be joining us and letting us in on why women flyfishers are so much fun to be around.
Katie Beamon started fishing the Gunnison Valley in her youth and caught the bug, at age 20, she begged her grandpa to let her “try one of those rods that hangs on the wall.” Her first job in a fly shop was in Pinetop, AZ and then to the Orvis in Boulder. She there began teaching FF101 and 201 classes and started guiding for Orvis Endorsed—Sunrise Angler. She now guides in the summer and teaches kids’ camps with Sunrise and finds every opportunity to evangelize the fly experience. She has been with the Northern Chapter of Colorado Women’s Flyfishers since its inception in 2012.
Peggy Sue Meininger is fairly new to the sport of fly fishing and was delighted to join the Colorado Women’s Flyfishers Northern Chapter in 2013 and meet other women with the same passion and the willingness to put up with her pesky questions while chuckling at her enthusiastic tree climbing. Peggy Sue combines her love of working with the combat veteran population and fly-fishing and helping them find a new way to transition home by volunteering with Project Healing Waters-Platte Rivers Chapter based out of Cheyenne, WY.
Fly Fishing Colorado’s Best Trout Streams with Pat Dorsey
Colorado has a wide array of angling possibilities, from technical, gin-clear tailwaters to large, untamed freestones. The terrain varies depending on the geographic locale—many streams meander through lush valleys, some sweep through rich ranchland, and while others carve their way through majestic, boulder-filled canyons. Fly fishers consider Colorado to be one of the premier fly-fishing hubs in the Rocky Mountain west. There are an estimated 9000 miles of trout streams in Colorado, with unlimited angling options. Join Pat Dorsey for a one hour tour of Colorado’s best trout streams. Dorsey will address matching the hatch, fly selection, public access, and much more, enabling you to be successful on your next angling adventure in Colorado.
Pat Dorsey’s new book Colorado Guide Flies: Patterns, Rigs, and Advice from the States Best Anglers and Guides will be available at the meeting. It features approximately 600 Colorado guide flies with tying recipes and is jam packed with information and tips from the best anglers and guides in Colorado. Get your copy at the meeting or from Blue Quill Angler.
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. 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).