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Happening This Month

September 2018
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Rist Canyon Mountain Fest
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Board Meeting
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Wild & Scenic Anniv
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General Meeting
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Fish Green River
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Collect, Tag, Release Brookies
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Sustaining Donors
Sep 20, 17-Sep 21, 18
$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

Cutthroat Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

New Belgium Brewery
Odell Brewing Co.
Steven Hanzlik in Memoriam

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

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

CMS Mechanical Services Inc.
Tom Culbertson
Elkhorn Rod & Reel
Bob Green
Karl Kronberg
David Piske

$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
Matthew Doll
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Greg Evans
Lee Evans
Fast Signs
Handmade Art Co.
Jim Henriksen
JAX Outdoors
Mickey McGuire
Sharon Neenan
NoCo FlyFishing
Adam Omernick
Michael Ringus
Domingo Rodriguez
Bruce Rosenthal
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

Upper Poudre River

Volunteers Needed!

Poudre Headwaters Greenback Recovery Fish Tagging

Electrofish, tag and move 500 - 1,000 fish over the course of a week. All work the week of 9/24 - 9/28 is part of the long-awaited Long Draw Greenback Recovery Project.
 
Volunteers Needed: Monday 2; Tuesday 1-5; Wednesday 4-8: Thursday 4-8; Friday 1-2.
 
Follow links on our Volunteer Page to sign up for this opportunity.

Disinfection station
Disinfection station
Long Draw Project

Volunteers who would like to participate in volunteer efforts on the Long Draw Greenback Cutthroat Recovery Project need to be aware of the need and procedures for wader and boot disinfection. Equipment disinfection is needed to prevent the spread of invasive organisms such as New Zealand mudsnails, quagga mussels, and zebra mussels, as well as to prevent the spread of chytrid fungus and whirling disease.
 
See the updated equipment disinfection Guidelines below.

CSU-RMF Collaboration

gathering aquatic insects
Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues its collaboration with the Colorado State University Environmental Learning Center with young day campers. CSU runs a number of summer programs and Dennis and Amy Galyardt have organized sessions where we participate in macro aquatic invertebrate collection and identification along with an introduction to tying flies by tying on safety pins rather than hooks. The young students enjoy both activities and the volunteers who direct the session have a great time.
photo by Wil Huett

2018 Conservation Field Season Begins

Volunteers are needed July 14 for the collaboration of RMF and City of Fort Collins at Gateway Park, up the Poudre.work on the Big T
North Fork work
Spend part of the morning with a bit of trail work, have lunch, fish the North Fork in the afternoon. See our calendar for more details.

Colorado TU announces volunteer options

2018 Stocking the Greenback Cutthroat Trout.
 
Volunteers will help with Packing in and stocking Greenback Trout. Volunteers are needed July 16 and 18 from 9 am to 3 pm. For more details and contacts, see the CTU Volunteer page.
On July 31, volunteers are needed to reach youth fly casting.
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.


Shirt Model
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 June 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:
June 2018: The Flypaper Newsletter 1.5 MB PDF file
  • From the President
  • Newly Elected Officers
  • RMF News
    • RMF Day Camp
    • Meetings This Month
    • Phil Wright Conservation
    • Amazon Smile
    • Kid’s Fishing Day
    • Wil Huett
  • Upcoming Events
    • Fishing Trip Date Change
    • Let’s Go Fishing
    • Chapter Events Calendar
  • 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 this article and Phil Wright's about decontamination.

For water conditions in our area, please check U.S. Geological Survey’s Real-time water data.
Last updated on 17 Sep, 2018