- January 1: Social Fly Tying for Members of Rocky Mountain Flycasters
Rocky Mountain Flycasters members will gather at 1:00 pm the first day of the year for this special edition of Pub 'N' Dub at the Gilded Goat. Each sponsored session features a different fly to tie.
RMF will provide material kits to tie a handful of these flies. Some members come and simply enjoy the company of others while tying. If you are a beginner, or need to come straight from work, we will have loaner tools and equipment available. Marty Staab will be hosting this event, so please contact Marty to RSVP so we can ensure sufficient materials. You can find the video and list of materials at Marty’s Bench on YouTube. Please include a comment to to let him know if you intend to participate in the featured pattern, and especially if we can help provide tools and a vise.
For the New Year’s Resolution theme, Marty is donating a bottle of fly line cleaner, and we will have a cleaning station with rags and towels, and a contest to see who gets the most dirt off their flyline! We hope to see a lot of you at the Gilded Goat Brewing Company, 3500 South College, right next to Trader Joe’s January 1, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
- January 8: RMF Board Meeting at 6:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
- January 15: General Meeting with Joe O’Conner
Joe O’Connor was introduced to fly tying in the seventh grade. The sport of fly fishing has been his passion more than thirty five years. He has always enjoyed passing along knowledge and experience to those who want to experience catching a fish on a fly they tied themselves.
A graduate of Fort Lewis College, father of four, grandfather of three and married to a fly fishing lady for thirty years, he still find it essential to reserve time to help our men and women of service to experience what I have been free to do for so long. He is committed to ensuring that our participants have the best chance at a world class experience, detailed instruction and all at no cost to them.
Our General meetings take place at the Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Social hour and a fly tying demonstration by Tom Greenup will begin at 6:15, with the program at 7:00 pm.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters was the tenth chapter authorized by Trout Unlimited, the nation’s largest coldwater conservation agency, and is more than thirty-five years old. Current chapter conservation projects include restoration of native Greenback cutthroats and scientific monitoring of local waters. Additional meeting information.
Note of the Day:
I also strongly recommend fine round Gut in preference to Hair at this season [April], on account of the size and weight of the “large hooks” on which the Brown Drake requires to be dressed; and which Hair will not retain so safely as Gut; and also, though you may probably rise more fish with Hair, yet taking the breakages you are liable to by using it, and the loss and hinderance you suffer thereby, especially if broken in the midst of a feed, which perhaps does not last above a quarter of an hour, taking these matters into consideration, I have long since arrived at the conclusion that Gut is much better for Spring fishing than Hair.
R. Lakeland., 1858, The Teesdale Angler, (Horse Market, R. Barker, Printer, Barnard Castle-iBooks version), p. 57.