- October 11: RMF 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.
- October 18: Rocky Mountain Flycasters General Meeting
Matt Fairchild, Fisheries Biologist for the US Forest Service will join us at our general meeting on the 18th and has referenced the Long Draw Project. It is expected that he will address items related to the native Greenback Cutthroat Trout Restoration and Sheep Creek. The Long Draw Project is one that Trout Unlimited has been involved with for many years and it may be coming to fruition.
Four years ago, RMF were involved in reclamations studies involving “hook and line” sampling. There were rumors of “hook and line” removal of non-greenback trout.
Don't miss this opportunity as Matt shares a way that RMF can help the USFS by putting our particular skill sets to use.
Social hour and fly tying demonstration 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.
- October 21: Fish the Dream Stream on the South Platte River
Contact Mark Miller.
- October 21: Colorado Trout Unlimited Rendezvous
The 2017 CTU Fall Rendezvous will be taking place in Estes Park on Saturday, October 21. The meeting will last all day and provide participants an opportunity to vote on key CTU decisions, as well as learn about upcoming programs for 2018.
There will be an option for fishing and restoration site visits on Sunday, October 22. Get more information on the CTU site.
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