Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited
CancellationsThe message from Chris Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer for TU national requires us to cancel our April meeting. This is unfortunate for all of us, but the wisest thing to do given the circumstances. On May 20, we will hold our business meeting followed by a fantastic speaker.
I look forward to seeing you at that important meeting where we will discuss the Bylaws changes proposed by the Board of Trustees. Until then, please follow the CDC, State and County guidelines and stay healthy!
Mickey McGuire, RMF President
2020 NoCO Youth Fly Fishing Day Camp
Applications for the 2020 Day Camp are available now.
Detailed schedules and signup options for the July 27 - August 1 camp can be downloaded from our 2020 Day Camp page. We look forward to our 11th year of this exciting camp running July 27 - August 1, 2020.
To get a bit of flavor of the camp, visit our picture gallery from the 2017 Day Camp and see the fun we had and topics we covered.
Random ActsThis appeared posted by Colorado TU:
Check out this act of kindness - “social distancing” doesn’t mean we can’t still brighten somebody’s day. A chapter president’s son lives in the Springs and his Subaru has the “Protect Our Rivers” plate & outdoor stickers. He discovered an unexpected note on his windshield.
It reads, in part "Hello neighbor! I am a fellow fly fisherman, and I wanted to share a few flies from my vise. I hope you put these to good...."
RMF Seedskadee National Wildlife RefugeRocky Mountain Flycasters made the six hour trek to the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge on the Green River in Wyoming. This place is not known for large numbers of trout, but it is known for good sized fish, and that was true. if you seek a beautiful river in a wild setting, with few people, and friendly owls, this is the place to go. Read the full story and watch Mark Miller’s video.
Greenback Cutthroat Trout Spawning
In the restoration efforts to bring back the Colorado State Fish, Colorado Parks and Wildlife with the help of volunteers are working to assist with spawning efforts. Read the story in the August 2017 issue of The Flypaper available on our web site.
RMF now has logo shirts
Rocky Mountain Flycasters is now offering special order fishing shirts from Columbia. Both men’s and women’s styles are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Get the order form, make your choices and submit your order to get a special discount price on these functional, attractive shirts.
New Order of Hats!
What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included. There is a new one for every day of the year.
|Trout Unlimited has been notified that a company called Platinum Publishing sent out renewal invoices for TROUT magazine for $79.95 to some of our members. Please be advised that this is a SCAM and did not originate from TU’s offices. Please do not respond to these invoices, but rest assured tu.org and our Woolly Bugger, WV, post office box are fully operational, secure and ready to process dues and gifts. Pass this message along to the volunteers in your chapter.||
- RMF has teamed up with the volunteer management system (VMS) company Volgistics to better manage the many opportunities we have to volunteer doing restoration, rehabilitation, and sustaining our cold water preservation mission. Connect with our VMS system on our newly designed Volunteer page.
- Small can be beautiful. Read Mark Miller’s story Fishing the Headwaters of the Big Thompson River.
- You can now download our calendar in digital format. See the new Calendar page. You can also download individual fishing events from our Let’s Go Fishing page.
- What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included.
- RMF fishing story from Marc McKenzie - Classical Music and Fly Fishing in Aspen.
- April 8 Board Meeting
- April 10 Gray Reef
- April 13 Medina Crossing Planting Day
- April 15 General Meeting
- April 22 Medina Crossing Planting Day
- April 22 Water Fest Greeley
- April 24 CTU Rendezvous
- April 25 CTU Rendezvous
- April 25 Volunteer Orientation
- April 29 Fish Green & Seedskadee
- May 13 Board Meeting
- May 20 Water Fest Ft. Collins
- May 20 Annual Meeting
- May 27 Fish Red Feather
- May 29 Medina Crossing Planting Day
- June 10 Fish Spinney Mtn Res
- June 10 Board Meeting
- June 11 Fish Spinney Mtn Res
- July 8 Board Meeting
- July 11 Brookies Galore!
- July 15 Trout Unlimited Anniversary
- July 16 Fish Gunnison River
- July 17 Fish North Park
- July 17 Fish RMNP Sky Pond
- July 17 Fish Gunnison River
- July 18 Fish North Park
- July 18 Fish RMNP Sky Pond
- July 18 Fish Gunnison River
- July 18 Fish Long Draw
- July 19 Fish North Park
- July 19 Fish RMNP Sky Pond
- July 19 Fish Gunnison River
- July 20 Fish North Park
- July 20 Fish RMNP Sky Pond
- July 27 Youth Day Camp
- July 28 Youth Day Camp
- July 29 Youth Day Camp
- July 30 Youth Day Camp
- July 31 Youth Day Camp
- August 1 Youth Day Camp
- August 12 Board Meeting
Are you a Sustaining Donor? Sustaining Donors are members of Trout Unlimited (TU), non-members, and businesses who recognize that without this kind of community support our Chapter can not adequately protect, conserve, and restore Colorado’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Sustaining Donors are recognized at various levels. Contributions are greatly appreciated and we acknowledge sustaining donors in multiple ways. Find out more.
The Flypaper newsletterThe March 2020 issue of The Flypaper newsletter is available on our website. You can sign up to receive it online by using our signup form or by sending a message to our Flypaper editor. You can also download a pdf version of the newsletter from the newsletter page. Inside this issue:
March 2020: The Flypaper Newsletter 2.6 MB PDF file
- From Colin Glover, Vice President
- Events in March: Pub 'N' Dub, Board Meeting, Fly Tying Expo, Fly Swap, Veterans Support Program
- RMF News
Wil Hewitt Community Outreach
- Online Fly Fishing Library
- Donate and/or Buy
- Sustaining Donors
What else? Want to find out more about what Rocky Mountain Flycasters does in our area? Take a look at the About Us page and download the brochure we prepared.
More on our Current Calendar
Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship
Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues to support the Robert J. Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are actively seeking donations. Read more about the fellowship and you can use this Donation Form to make a contribution. This fellowship helps a Colorado State graduate student with research and honors the life-long contributions made by Dr. Behnke.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Exclusives
Stop cross-water contamination! Newly Revised!
Whirling disease. Dydimo. New Zealand Mud Snails. Chytrid fungus. These are very real threats to our waters. If you follow some very simple, inexpensive procedures, you can help curb the spread of these diseases. See Common Sense Disinfection Procedure by Phil Wright.
Inexpensive Wading staff
Are you as "sure footed" as you would like to be? Are you ready for the spring run-off? The raging spring torrents can quicky take your feet from under you. It could be that you might need a wading stick. Here’s how to build one out of inexpensive/used materials. Phil Wright put together this helpful HOW-TO (pdf 412 KB) so you can have your own hand-crafted wading stick.