- January 13: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
- January 20: General Meeting
John Knight, International Organizer of the 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship (FIPS), will be speaking about a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn from some of the greatest fly fishermen in the world.
The WFFC will be hosted in Vail, September 11-18, 2016, with parades, ceremonies, conservation symposium and more. With over 30 countries expected to attend, many volunteers are needed for every aspect of the Championship. See why Colorado is the location to represent the United States fly fishing to the world!
The Wyoming-Colorado (WYCO) Veterans Alliance is a new organization that was established to the support our fellow veterans. The board members come from all the services, with experience from the Vietnam era to the Mid Eastern conflicts. We are closely affiliated with the Platte River Chapter of Healing Waters, and have established close contact with many organizations that provide veteran assistance in the northern Colorado and southern Wyoming area. We are dedicated to support everyone, from today’s vets returning to society to the folks who have been members of the community for years. We want to ensure their families are served as well. A BBQ with a golf and fishing tournament for sponsors, veterans, and their families kicked off the program last Labor Day. Similar events are planned, including fishing, hunting, or photography trips, and picnics to gather the vet communities for socializing, learning, and fun. The headquarters at Water Valley is available for meetings, counseling, fly tying, and job training sessions. WYCO Vets is to be an information conduit, with a primary objective to reach out to and connect with the vet who wants to know, or needs some help, with the people who can provide that knowledge or assistance.
Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. We will have Rob Stout tying articulated streamers as our local fly tyer this month 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.
Note of the Day:
At the turn of the century, the lower Beaver Kill in New York State was too warm and polluted for trout, due to extensive clearcutting, paper mills, and tanneries along its banks. The banks are now forested, the tanneries and mills are long gone, but this river is still a sensitive ecosystem, threatened by roads and housing developments. —Tom Rosenbauer