- March 9: Board Meeting
Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- March 11: CO TU Gala
The Colorado Trout Unlimited Annual Gala & Auction will be held Friday evening, March 11, 2011 at the Arvada Center. Gala highlights include remarks by our keynote speaker Field & Stream Editor-at-Large Kirk Deeter, live chamber music, and a three-course sit down dinner with complimentary beer and wine.
A wide array of silent and live auction items and raffles will offer an opportunity to support Colorado Trout Unlimited, from fishing trips and gear, to artwork, dream vacation packages, and tickets to exclusive events. There will be something for everyone, angler and non-angler alike. More information and reservations at Colorado TU. Take a look at some of the exciting silent auction hightlights on the Colorado TU site.
- March 16: General Meeting Bill Dvorak will be the guest speaker at Rocky Mountain Flycasters at our general meeting. Bill returns to share his expertise with the Chapter after a three year hiatus. Bill is famous around Colorado for his successful Dvorak Expeditions, which make the arduous descent into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison for one to three day rafting adventures. Bill Dvorak owns the very first River Recreation Outfitter License, #001. He has built his reputation for enabling people of all walks of life to enjoy the Gunnison River and Arkansas River. To fly fishers, Bill has made famous the Salmon Fly hatch on the Gunnison in June. Bill also has another hat. He is currently the Public Lands Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation. Like his passion for fishing and the river, he is passionate about protecting our public lands for future generations and the enjoyment of them right now!
Bill will speak about his conservation efforts and fishing the rivers he loves. Please join us for an entertaining and informative evening. As a former teacher from Salida High School, Bill always delivers a thought provoking talk with stunning pictures of his big back yard!
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.
- March 24: The Poudre Runs Through It Part Two: Educational Sessions. This third session in the series will cover the topics of water supply basin wide planning and address the question, “Where Will Our Future Water Come From?” All education sessions take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building (Hearing Room). The complete forum includes three education sessions and two public deliberation sessions to which the public is invited. Admission to all sessions is free. More information on the session topics, dates, and location can be found in the www.UniverCityConnections.org site where you may RSVP for Education and Public Dialogue Sessions.
Next is Part 3: Public Dialogue Sessions on Monday, April 11, 2011.
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).