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January 2019
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Board Meeting
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Volunteer Orientation
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General Meeting
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Sustaining Donors
Jan 16, 18-Jan 16, 19
$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

Rainbow Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Elkhorn Rod & Reel
Bob Green
Karl Kronberg

$100-$499 Brown Donors

Brown Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Bruce Biggi
Frank Cada
Canino’s Italian Restaurant
Dennis Cook
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Greg Evans
Lee Evans
Fast Signs
Handmade Art Co.
Wil Huett
JAX Outdoors
Mickey McGuire
NoCo FlyFishing
Adam Omernick
Michael Ringus
Domingo Rodriguez
Scheel's
St. Pete’s Fly Shop
Umpqua
Coy Wiley

$50-$99 Brook Donors

Brook Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Paul Hilbrecht
Eric Pettine
Richard Withey

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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

Conner Murphy Featured at Jan Meeting

Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy
We have known Conner for a long time and appreciate all that he has done for local fishing, fly tying, education, and expanding our horizons. On January 16, he will be our main presenter giving us some insight into fishing in Alaska.
 
Conner has a degree from CSU in Fisheries Biology, works for St. Peter’s Fly Shop (in the shop and guiding), and summers as a guide in Alaska.
 
See more in the calendar.

2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting

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Restoration work on the Big T
Rocky Mountain Flycasters will hold our 2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting at 6:00 pm on Thursday January 10, 2019 at Odell’s Taproom in Fort Collins. Put the January 10, 2019 meeting date on your calendar and please join us for an informal evening at Odell’s to learn more about this year’s volunteer opportunities.

At this Volunteer Orientation Meeting you will have an opportunity to speak with Project Coordinators across the entire range of volunteer opportunities with RMF and its partner organizations. The evening’s program will include a few minutes of introduction, some question and answer time, and then a chance to visit with the leaders of all the projects that capture your interest.

We hope to see you there. I look forward to seeing you at the orientation session and on the stream soon after that. - Phil Wright

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Colin outstanding....

New Vice Pres

Colin Glover has recently been appointed Vice President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters. In addition to having spent time as a Trustee, Colin has been doing watershed restoration work, stream temperature monitoring, and filling in on numerous occasions when needed.
 
Congratulations Colin on your new position.
 
This opens up a Trustee position that we need to fill. If you have an interest in the management of our chapter, this may be your opportunity. Contact Dennis Cook or another board member to express your interest in serving. See our Contacts page.

2018 Conservation Field Season

Post-Fire Restoration

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Work in UT3
The Coalition for the Poudre Watershed is leading a revegetation project on an unnamed tributary to the Poudre River with the help of Odell Brewing volunteers, Rocky Mountain Flycasters volunteers and others interested in the quality of the Cache la Poudre River. Work is planned for two days, October 25 and October 26, 2018.
 
Sign up through our Volunteer Management System on our Volunteer page. See more information on our calendar.

L.L.Bean donates to Platte River Veterans

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Dave Morse accepts for PRVFF
Rocky Mountain Flycasters President Mickey McGuire (right) presents three L.L. Bean Angler II fly fishing outfits to the chapter’s Veterans Service Coordinator, Dave Morse. The rods will be used by chapter volunteers to teach Northern Colorado veterans fly casting and fishing skills.
 
The fly rod outfits were awarded as part of a donation program through Trout Unlimited. For more than 20 years, L.L. Bean has been donating fly rods and reels to TU Chapters. This year, more than 100 chapters applied for the more than 400 donated outfits, valued at nearly $40,000.
 
For more of the story, see our PRVFF page.


Colorado Greenback Cutthroat
Collecting eggs

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 issue of The Flypaper available on our web site. See also the George Creek Restoration.


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Mickey models a shirt
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!

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We got in a new order of RMF Logo Hats recently. New colors and new pricing. Hats are now priced 25% lower than before. Show your pride in the work of Trout Unlimited and Rocky Mountain Flycasters. Get your hat(s) from our merchandise page and wear it with dignity.


RMF patch

Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ sew-on patches are back in stock.

You can order yours online or pick one up at our General Meetings. Show your pride in our chapter by showing your membership on your shirt, jacket, and/or vest.


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.


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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.

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Recently posted

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

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.

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The Flypaper newsletter

The November 2018 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:
November 2018: The Flypaper Newsletter 2.2 MB PDF file
  • From the President
  • RMF News
    • November Meeting
    • Alaska Adventure from Coy Wiley
    • Volunteer Coordinator Phil Wright
    • Development Committee Dennis Cook
    • St. Peter’s Fly Fishing Report
    • Fishing Mysteries from Wil Hewitt
    • 2018 Survey Results
    • Wil Huett: Yellowstone
  • 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.

Current Issues

Rock Snot

Is didymo invading your favorite stream? Read Phil Wright’s article about decontamination.

For water conditions in our area, please check U.S. Geological Survey’s Real-time water data.
Last updated on 04 Jan, 2019