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President’s Beat

Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.

January 18, 2007

Greg Evans

BRRR! This weather and snow is killing everyone who loves to fish! By the time I can clear the ice off the hole, run 20 feet away and cast back, the ice is reformed and my flies won't sink. I got the find some open water! Actually, all joking aside, the year started off great up at Gray Reef for me and some buddies from TU, and it's going to be a great year.

Gordon Waldmier from Angler's Roost delighted the General Meeting with his trip pictures and aired TV special on salt water fishing in Mexico. The Fly Fishing Show in Denver was another excuse several TUer's hooked up to see the show. But wait there's more! Don't miss the second annual RMFC trip to the Green River March 2-5. About a dozen guys are signed up to carpool down so talk to me ASAP about going. The Green in Utah is a beautiful place to fish and can even be good dry fly fishing this time of year. Novice and Experienced alike will get a thrill on this trip, so don't miss it!

On to Board Meeting news. The Board was approached over the holidays by an anonymous donor. This person has challenged our membership to raise $1000 in matching funds by the end of our season (May). If the challenge is met, $2000 will go to a CSU graduate student research fisheries biology project. What a fantastic opportunity to know your donation will go directly to a project dear to our hearts with no "middle man" or administrative costs. Several of the board have already stepped forward with donations, so please add your name to the list.

Website updates continue thanks to the creativity of our Board and tireless design of our Webmaster, Paul Wehr, working literally around the clock (he lives in Germany).

Our next general meeting will be Feb 21, the third Wednesday of the month (you do the math to figure out what you should be doing on the second Wednesday in February). Chris Sheafor, our program director has put together a great slate of fly tiers this year for our Fly Tying Expo.

We will also be again sponsoring an area high school students tuition for the CTU Summer Conversation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 10-16. We will pay for one local youth to attend the elite group decided by an essay competition. Let me know if you have someone who would like to try and look for more info later. [ed. Information and Application on the CTU site. Deadline for application is March 15, 2007.]

Yeesh, now that my hands are warmed up I'm going back to tying those #24 emergers working on the San Juan these days. At least there's one good thing about visiting my sister in Albuquerque. See you Feb 21.

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