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President’s Beat

Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.

Happy holidays to all!

Greg Evans

With our annual Christmas Party at the Depot in Loveland this past Saturday, I am feeling very festive. Hope you are too! The Depot served up some more wonderful hors de voures, and about 50 - 60 members and guests celebrated with a lively white elephant gift exchange and raffle. My wife won the rod too. (I guess I can return those earrings!)

While the chapter takes a holiday hiatus, our legislation seems to be hard at work. Please see the website for an update on a very damaging mining rights bill that threatens to make public lands with mineral rights available for private “patenting”” or sale. The House of representatives is set to vote on the bill this Tuesday, so our Board decided to sign our chapter on to a Sportsman’s Letter opposing the bill that the National Wildlife Foundation is circulating. Please, if you have a minute, read the News Flashes and email or call your local representative to get this nasty thing killed.

More local, you may have caught an update on the properties up the Big T Canyon the county is debating selling in the Coloradoan. After a lot of debate within our Board, it looks like the county is going to take the slow approach and 1) not sell “vertical” land and retain ownership 2) offer 65 of the 153 parcels to previous owners (pre flood) or adjacent landowners (quite a bit of encroachment and blurring of property lines has occurred) 3) retain 70 parcels for public recreational use including existing parks. The sales have yet to begin and will be done over the next five to eight years. Whew! As an addendum, I have had a few people ask about a large roadside pull off that was fenced earlier this year. This area is not part of the county land in question and belongs to the DOT from what I have heard.

Next year brings another great potential for our chapter. Our next meeting on January 11 promises to be very entertaining if not bizarre with a presentation by Steve Schweitzer from Whiting Farms. Roger Hoffmann from SWIG will also give the chapter an update on the dam(n) proposals. We follow in February with our annual gear swap and fly tying expo, new and improved! Watch the calendar for details.

Lastly, we are a conservationist organization, but we do need some fun. I want to invite the hardy among you on our first annual chapter trip to the Green River Feb. 10-12. Reserve your bunk on this trip by emailing Greg Evans, and make reservations at that nice restaurant for your wife for Valentine’s so she can’t complain. Details to follow. This year is going to be great! That blowing snow means the fishing season is here!

Previous Messages

May 21, 2014 - State of the Chapter - Dick Jefferies, President
So far Rocky Mountain Flycasters has been a journey, and story, of success that spans three decades.…(read more)

January 7, 2014 - Dick Jefferies, President
Ice off! It’s the call of the fly fisher….(read more)

May 15, 2013 - State of the Chapter - Dick Jefferies
When you leave here tonight do so knowing this chapter is in good shape….(read more)

January 11, 2013 - Dick Jefferies
It is most definitely that time of year!! It’s that time when…(read more)

November 12, 2012 - Dick Jefferies
Even though Mother Nature is reminding us what is just around the corner…(read more)

June 27, 2012 - Dick Jefferies
…conversations centered around the High Park fire…(read more)

November 17, 2011 - Lee Evans
I need to tell you we had a great meeting last night.…(read more)

September 14, 2011 - Lee Evans
Greeley’s Milton Seaman Reservoir Gates…(read more)

May 18, 2011 - State of the Chapter - Lee Evans
We had nearly 60 people at our meeting Wednesday to hear Steve Schweitzer…(read more)

Mar. 27, 2011 - Lee Evans
Are you looking for more fun…(read more)

Jan. 31, 2011 - Lee Evans
The new expanded Fly Tying Expo is happening February 16 and I believe it is the best ever.…(read more)

Jan. 5, 2011 - Lee Evans
Wow! 2011 already! I hope you’re beginning to plan your fishing trips before the calendar gets too full.…(read more)

Nov. 10, 2010 - Lee Evans
After having what I consider to be a very successful year,…(read more)

Oct. 22, 2010 - Lee Evans
Apples and knees! These have been occupying a lot of my time recently, and have kept me from fishing as much as I would have liked.…(read more)

Aug. 25, 2010 - Lee Evans
I know the summer is ending, the kids are back in school, and the best fishing of the year is beginning.…(read more)

Mar. 25, 2010 - Lee Evans
These words are coming to you from a very excited president.…(read more)

January 21, 2010 - Lee Evans
We had our annual Fly Tying Expo last night and it was a great success.…(read more)

November 20, 2009 - Lee Evans
At our annual meeting on Nov. 18, you elected me…(read more)

Mar. 23, 2009 - Ken Eis
Well, the Poudre and Big T are fishing well. Clear low water is already stimulating dry fly action…(read more)

Nov. 28, 2007 - Ken Eis
We had an election at the November meeting…(read more)

Oct. 4, 2007 - Greg Evans
Happy! Wait a minute! What happened to September? Oh yea… Alaska, the brew fest… Well Happy October.…(read more)

Aug. 19, 2007 - Greg Evans
Annual Rocky Mountain Flycasters Report…(read more)

Jul. 19, 2007 - Greg Evans
Hey Summer Anglers! Wish I had a great fish story to report for the Summer.…(read more)

Mar. 07, 2007 - Greg Evans
Hey there Weary Winter Warriors! Spring is in the air…(read more)

Jan. 18, 2007 - Greg Evans
BRRR! This weather and snow is killing everyone who loves to fish! …all joking aside, the year started off great…(read more)

Dec. 10, 2006 - Greg Evans
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all! We just had our annual Christmas Party at the Sports Station…(read more)

Nov. 8, 2006 - Greg Evans
Thanks to all to attended the General Meeting tonight, November 8th. The meeting had a different flavor with a presentation by member John Fraser on Didymosphenia Geminata aka Rock Snot…(read more)

Oct. 17, 2006 - Greg Evans
October arrived out of nowhere for me, but I did manage a little fishing while romancing my wife…(read more)

Sep. 12, 2006 - Greg Evans
With a great lineup of speakers for the year, ongoing conservation projects, and an enthusiastic board of directors I couldn't be more excited for the year…(read more)

Dec. 12, 2005 - Greg Evans
With our annual Christmas Party at the Depot in Loveland this past Saturday, I am feeling very festive.…(read more)

Sep. 12, 2005 - Greg Evans
Paul Fromme has been our president for the last two years.…(read more)

Jul. 21, 2005 - Paul Fromme
We have all heard the news that Larimer County is preparing to sell off the properties…(read more)

Last updated on 22 May, 2015