- August 16: Colorado Department of Wildlife will be removing fish from a section of the Poudre River so they can be replaced with disease-resistant Hofer rainbows. See the Volunteer page for an opportunity to help the CDOW and for more detailed information. The removed fish will be transported to another section of the Poudre. Followup dates will continue as needed.
- August 18: Board Meeting
Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- August 21: Phantom Canyon Trail Maintenance An all day opportunity to spend some time in a seldom visited Nature Conservancy canyon. Work on maintaining the trail in the morning and fish catch-and-release with barbless hooks in the afternoon. See these details and contact Scott Baily or Guy Turenne. There are currently sufficient volunteers for this work day, but you can get on a waiting list in case things change.
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).