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President’s Beat

Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.

January 21, 2010

Lee Evans

Good Day Fellow Flyfishers,

We had our annual Fly Tying Expo last night and it was a great success. I counted 17 tiers, about 75 percent more participants than last year, and I hope everyone walked away with some new knowledge that they can put to use. The contributions will help us do the things we need to do to conserve, protect, and sustain cold water fisheries in our area.

I wish to publically thank the tiers for giving their time to demonstrate their tying abilities, and for donating the flies they tied to our bucket raffle. Seventeen of us left the meeting with a batch of flies that may lead to some great hook ups. Wasn’t it exciting to see the interest from the students who attended?

It’s also important to note the time and effort spent by the Leadership Council to organize the evening. Jim Lilly, for the second year, contacted the tiers and encouraged them to spend the evening with us. This is a major task and we appreciate his hours in the shops, on the computer and creating buckets for the raffles. Paul Fromme pulled off the advertising better than ever, Ken Eis negotiated with the senior center for rooms, tables with electricity and extra chairs, Bryon Fessler totally took care of getting the food there, Cullen Emsing got the printing of the posters and flyers donated, then distribute the flyers throughout our region, Greg Evans had signs for each tier plus change for the cash box, Phil Wright manned the Behnke Scholarship table, Guy Turenne was a tier, Dennis Cook kept our Youth Activities fresh in our minds, and all I did was bring the soft drinks, and get interviewed by FM 104.3.

A night like this really points out the need for a broad based volunteer staff. If we expect our chapter to really be functional, the base of members willing to do a little more needs to constantly be increasing. It is very encouraging to have people say “How can I help?”

Our next meeting will be February 17 and will feature Grant Houx from St. Peter’s Fly Shop. We look forward to hearing about his favorite spots in our area. We will also have a short presentation from Colorado Trout Unlimited regarding the Moffat Tunnel, The Taylor River, how we’re affected, and what we can do to help.

Keep on the look out for news regarding the restoration of Greenback Cutthroats in the Long Draw drainage. There’s still some legal wrangling going on between all of the affected parties, but this looks to be a huge volunteer activity for our chapter. Barriers have to be built, fish stocked, and trail and stream maintenance enhanced in an area that will require hiking in. I’m excited about the opportunity and hope we can get started this summer.

Greg Evans is organizing a RMF trip to the Green on March 19-22. If we all chip in for gas and food, the trip becomes very inexpensive. If you have never fished the Green, this is a great way to get introduced to this great river. Watch for sign up sheets and more information on the website at www.rockymtnflycasters.org.

Until next time,
Lee Evans

“There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.”

~by Paul O'Neil, 1965~

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Last updated on 22 May, 2015