- June 5: Handicap Fishing Pier Maintenance.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the handicap fishing pier on the Big Thompson River. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the handicap fishing pier to receive our assignments. We will be teaming up with members from the Alpine Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited on that day and the work should be completed around noon. Alpine Anglers is bringing some refreshments. For more information or to sign up, please contact Dallas Maurer, former AA Chapter President and current board member.
- June 6: CTU Youth Conservation and Flyfishing Camp
Colorado Trout Unlimited will be holding its fifth annual River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp, June 6-11 at Peace Ranch near Basalt. Applications must be received by March 30, 2010. The camp is designed to educate students on the importance of coldwater conservation and provide hands-on fly-fishing instruction. Approximately 20 students are selected each year, based on their qualifications and a written essay on why they would like to attend the camp.
For more information and application materials, see the CTU website.
- June 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.
- June 16: Alpine Anglers’ General Meeting. The Estes Park Alpine Anglers’ TU chapter will begin their summer programs with Rick Takahashi, artist, teacher, fly-tier, author, and more. Rick Takahashi will present a program based on his new book, Modern Midges. (Learn more about Rick on the Alpine Anglers’ web site.)
In addition, Chris Kennedy of the US Fish and Wildlife will talk about his 2010 field work plans and how you can help with greenback cutthroat restoration programs. See Chris Kennedy’s RMNP Field Work Schedule.
Meeting is at Mary’s Lake Lodge, Grand Room, Estes Park. See www.alpineanglers.org for more information.
- June 26: Trout Unlimited National River Cleanup
Rocky Mountain Flycasters will clean up the Narrows area of the Big Thompson River this year coordinating with this year's national event. We will be maintaining the Narrows Park, located at MM 81 up the Big Thompson Canyon. We have officially adopted this park and it needs to be mowed, weeded, and cleaned. Please report at 9:00 a.m. for doughnuts and please bring rakes, shovels, weed eaters, mowers, etc., and help us get this park ready for all to enjoy. Afterwards plan to fish the Big Thompson River if runoff allows. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Lee Evans, RMF Chapter President.
Note that this is a change from earlier plans. We will do a cleanup on the Poudre on September 18, 2010.
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).