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Odell’s Annual Fly Fishing Party.
Odells holds its annual Fly Fishing Party in April.
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  • May 7: Lower North Fork Big Thompson - Revegetation
    In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2-½ mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, road reconstruction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Rocky Mountain Flycasters as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor.
    Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone’s throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted. However, early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of “intermediate” in degrees of difficulty.
    In cooperation with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, sign up now with WRV for your choice of any, or all, of the following 2016 dates. On the WRV registration page for each project, find a box having a line titled “Event Group”. Click on the “Select” button on that line and Trout Unlimited should appear on the button. With Trout Unlimited displayed, click on “Save” and you will be enrolled as a Trout Unlimited volunteer. May 7, May 17, Jun 4, and/or Sep 10.
  • May 11: 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.
  • May 12: CO fish
    Dennis Cook with Colorado fish
    Loveland Water Fest
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters teams up with local school districts to present a cold water conservation game called “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” This interactive “game” introduces young students to cold water conservation concepts. It is great fun for students and presenters so find out more and sign up to take part. See Water Fests for more information and to take an active part in reaching these young people.
  • May 14: Fish the Big Thompson below Lake Estes Host: to be determined
  • May 17: Lower North Fork Big Thompson - Revegetation
    In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2-½ mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, road reconstruction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Rocky Mountain Flycasters as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor.
    Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone’s throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted. However, early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of “intermediate” in degrees of difficulty.
    In cooperation with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, sign up now with WRV for your choice of any, or all, of the following 2016 dates. On the WRV registration page for each project, find a box having a line titled “Event Group”. Click on the “Select” button on that line and Trout Unlimited should appear on the button. With Trout Unlimited displayed, click on “Save” and you will be enrolled as a Trout Unlimited volunteer. May 17, Jun 4, and/or Sep 10.
  • May 18: Rocky Mountain Flycasters Annual Meeting
    Annual Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ President’s Report and Trustee Elections.
    For our presentation, we are pleased to present John Perry, who will describe his work as an Alaskan guide. John will discuss salmon fishing and the unique experience of catching wild salmon on a Tenkara style rod.
    Bob Sampson has been fishing the tailwaters below Pueblo reservoir for over thirty years and will tell attendees how to more successfully fish these tailwaters. This Arkansas River Tailwater is a popular destination for local fly fishers all year around.
     
    2016-2017 Elections - Important Notice
    The Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Nomination Committee proposes the following slate of candidates for Officers and Trustees to serve for the years 2016-2017. Officers and Trustees serve for one year each with the President’s position being term-limited to three years.
    President:
    Coy Wylie
    Vice President:
    Mickey McGuire
    Secretary:
    Lance Asherin
    Treasurer:
    Tom Culbertson
    Trustee at Large:
    Domingo Rodriguez
    Trustee at Large:
    Linda Jefferies
    Immediate Past President:
    Wil Huett
    At the May Annual meeting, May 18, 2016, Rocky Mountain Flycasters will elect Trustees to serve for the following year. The above slate of candidates has been selected by the Nominating Committee. Please note, chapter Bylaws state “Nothing, however, will deny nominations from being made from the floor by Members during the Annual Meeting.” [Article V, § 1]
    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.
  • May 18: CO fish
    Dennis Cook with Colorado fish
    Fort Collins Water Fest
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters teams up with local school districts to present a cold water conservation game called “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” This interactive “game” introduces young students to cold water conservation concepts. It is great fun for students and presenters so find out more and sign up to take part. See Water Fests for more information and to take an active part in reaching these young people.
  • May 21: Big Thompson River Riparian Restoration Project
    Enjoy a day on the lower Big Thompson River at the Morey Reserve, restoring riparian habitat for the benefit of rare species and trout. Healthy riparian habitats are critical to wildlife in the arid West, and provide multiple benefits to rivers. Through a collaborative effort among seven land owners, the City of Loveland, Rocky Mountain Flycasters, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board, your volunteer efforts are essential to restoring the river. Volunteers will sow seeds, plant willow and cottonwood cuttings, install a diversity of native shrubs, and work on some priority bank stabilization sites.
    To register, call 970-420-7346 or email Kay at Synergy. Once you are registered, project details will be sent out by Synergy Ecological Restoration 3-5 days prior to the event.
  • May 22: Odell Fly Fishing Party Poster
    Grab the temporary poster!
    Fly Fishing Party at Odell Brewing
    Odell Brewing Company will be holding its second annual Fly Fishing Party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join Rocky Mountain Flycasters-Trout Unlimited, St. Peter’s Fly Shop, and Pig Farm Ink for a great day of fly fishing related activities. Learn how to cast using a fly rod, see how flies are tied, listen to some great music, have some fish tacos, enjoy a great Odell beer, all while supporting Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ programs.
    St. Peter’s will be providing the casting instruction as well as presenting some of their many fly fishing services. Iron Fly with Pig Farm Ink will be demonstrating the mystifying details of fly tying.
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters will have a booth with information about the many programs we provide including critical conservation projects, various youth programs, fishing trips, entertaining, informational general programs, and more.
    Food will be from The Goodness featuring fish tacos. Great giveaways and raffle prizes. Live music from 3:30-5:30 p.m. will the Canyon Collected Trio.
    This is a terrific family friendly event and an opportunity to have some fun, learn a bit, perhaps leave with some terrific prizes, and the satisfaction of contributing to the well being of our local cold water fisheries.
    Odell Brewing Company can be found on this Google map.

Note of the Day:

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
— George Carlin

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017