- February 8:
First Annual Poudre River Forum
The Poudre River is life-blood for Northern Colorado communities. Bringing those communities together to celebrate the river, learn more about it, and explore its opportunities and challenges is the focus of the first annual Poudre River Forum at The Ranch Events Complex from 10 am to 4 pm. See the flyer. $25 pre-registration by January 31 is required. Scholarships available. Students 18 and under, free. Register now at www.cwi.colostate.edu/thepoudrerunsthroughit.
- February 12: 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.
- February 19: Fur, Feathers, Yarn & Steel—2014 Fly Tying Expo
It’s freezing outside and only tail waters are open. It is the perfect time of year to think about getting ready for the next open water season. Rocky Mountain Flycasters annual Tying Expo is the perfect start. Following on the heels of the International Fly Fishing show in Denver, this year’s tying expo will get you right in front of many of Northern Colorado’s finest tiers.
Marty Staab, Tim England, Dave Coulson, Mark Miller, Jake Ruthven, Mike Kruise, Mark Tracy, Jason Haddix, Guy Turenne, Terry Hubka, Rick Takahashi, Mark McMillan, Al Ritt, Dennis Martin, Thadd Strom, Eric Pettine, Kirk Bein, Grant Houx, Jin Choi, and Connor Murphy are on the guest list so far with others still to attend.
Great raffle items throughout the night including the tiers own flies!! A loaded silent auction table will provide wonderful opportunity to pick up some quality items and gear!!
All of this, including food, is to support the mission of Rocky Mountain Flycasters. This is our annual fund raiser and your attendance and contributions allow us to continue to provide a first rate conservation presence in Northern Colorado. Admission is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID, under 12-free.
We begin at 5:30 pm (half hour earlier than usual) at the Fort Collins Senior Center. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.).
- February 22: Book Signing with Milt Mays Old Firehouse Books will host a book reading and signing with our very own Milt Mays. Two of his books will probably be on hand, The Guide and Take the F...ing Fly. Plan on being at the Old Firehouse Books on Walnut Street in Fort Collins Saturday the 22nd between 2 and 4 p.m.
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