- March 14: 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 16: USDA Forest Service Job Application Deadline Applications are due this day for seasonal employment as techs and student interns in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Work will focus on riparian condition surveys, resource inventories for future land management projects related to insect and disease outbreaks in the forest, fish monitoring surveys, and field investigations for watershed restoration projects. For details and contacts, download this recruitment PDF (1.1MB).
- March 16: Colorado Trout Unlimited Gala and Auction
A few special discounted RMF tickets remain for this stunning event. Contact Dennis Cook immediately.
- March 21: General Meeting: Stillwater Fly Fishing
Sight fishing isn’t the only way
Get ready for ice off as Terry helps us understand how and where to fish still waters when fish are not visible and cruising.
Terry Wickstrom, host of the popular television show “Angling Adventures” is a nationally published outdoor writer. An accomplished multi-species angler, Terry has been fortunate to have fished virtually every corner of North America. Growing up in Northern Minnesota, fishing has always been a major part of his life. As a tournament angler, television host and outdoor writer, Terry has spent time on the water with many of the best fisherman in the world, learning, teaching and sharing information.
Terry will share some stillwater fly fishing tips and techniques at our March general meeting.
Read more about Terry’s television shows, radio show, and publications at his FishTec site.
Social hour begins at 6:30, and the Program follows at 7:30. 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 31: Larimer County Fishing Expo at the Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch, First National Bank South (E) Exhibition Hall). Admission is free Saturday 9 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Great fun for the whole family. Stop in and see our booth.
Daily events include casting demonstrations, casting contests, and many groups and vendors. Seminars from notables such as Chad LaChance, Terry Wicktrom, and Dave Coulson. See Dave Coulson's Fish Explorer blog for more details about the rest of the activities. Consider spending some time at the Flycasters’ booth.
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).