- May 13: 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.
- May 20:
Fort Collins Water Fest
Cancelled Rocky Mountain Flycasters teams up with local school districts to present a cold water conservation game called “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” This interactive “game” introduces young students to cold water conservation concepts. It is great fun for students and presenters so find out more and sign up to take part. See Water Fests for more information and to take an active part in reaching these young people.
- May 20: Virtual General Meeting in May!
Following up on our successful April meeting via Zoom we will be hosting our May 20 meeting using the same platform. Karin Miller, the founder and owner of Zen Tenkara, will be presenting for the chapter. Karin will be covering the basics of Tenkara and then plans to dive into how you can use Tenkara rods during run off on our local rivers and tips and techniques to fight big fish on light-weight Tenkara rods using geometry.
- 6:30 pm: Fly tying demo
- 7:00 pm: Announcements
- 7:10 pm: Karin Miller followed by questions and answers.
If you choose to join another way, you will need to enter the meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 923 9553 4074
Try to connect using your computer, but if that doesn’t work, using a smart phone call 877-853-5247 or 877-369-0926 toll-free to join by phone. (You will need to enter the meeting ID and password above if joining by phone). This may help if your internet connection is slow or weak.
Shutting down other computer applications may also help Zoom run faster on your computer.
To understand the attendee controls see this Zoom Support link. Everyone will be muted during the announcements and Karin’s presentation and then we will solicit questions.
Hope to see you all there!
- May 27: Fish Red Feather Lakes with Bob Green
Take in this special opportunity to fish private lake in the mountain setting of Red Feather Lakes. Bring a float tube and look for big browns, rainbos, donaldsons, palaminos, and brookies. Contact Bob Green to reserve your spot.
- May 29: Medina's Crossing Planting Day
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition will lead volunteers through a native plant planting day at Medina's Crossing, a city owned property that will be opened to the public once work is complete.
This Earth Day event will be for Hach employees and RMF volunteers. It may be open to some general public volunteers as well, if desired. This planting day will take place at Medina's Crossing, a city property across from Namaqua Park in Loveland, CO. The site underwent a large river restoration project and still needs revegetation work. Volunteers will assist in the planting of native plants at the project site for approximately 3 hours on Earth Day 2020.
Email Will Davis or phone (970) 800-1126 to volunteer.
Note of the Day:
You can often locate a hatch of May flies on a stream by the swallows collecting in the area to feed on them.
Herter, George Leonard, 1955, Professional Fly Tying and Tackle Making. (Waseca, MN: Brown), p. 149.