- January 14: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- January 21: Destinations
Maybe the lure of azure blue water, 80 degrees and bone fishing sound like the perfect locale. Perhaps the thought of fishing the great trout waters of South America are what you desire. Who could argue, right? However, finding some nice temperate tail water that is within reasonable driving distance might be more to your liking or perhaps some late winter early spring activity in the Ozarks.
Grant Houx from St. Peters Fly Shop in Fort Collins joins us this month to talk about different destinations that you might want to consider. There is ample opportunity for anyone interested in some travel fishing.
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.
- January 31: Second Annual Poudre River Forum
One River, Many Voices aptly describes our local Cache la Poudre watershed as well as being the theme of this year’s Poudre River Forum. Register and plan to attend this second annual forum at The Ranch Events Complex.
Sometimes we take it for granted, but once a year we have an opportunity to join together to learn more about it and celebrate it. Register at www.cwi.colostate.edu/thepoudrerunsthroughit
- January 31: RMF Awards Nomination Deadline This day is the deadline for nominations to recognize both members and community partners for excellence, achievement, and distinction in supporting Trout Unlimited, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ mission and goals. Find out more on our Award criteria page.
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).