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  • July 1: Odell Brewing taps RMF/CTU/USFS Cold Water 1
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    USFS, RMF, & CTU prepare to help brew
    Join us at Odell Brewing Company for the tapping of Cold Water 1, a new beer created by Odell’s with input from your leadership and the Forest Service. We are the third Quarter Recipient of their giving program and there will be a launch party starting at 1:00 PM. Please turn out and show Odell’s how much we appreciate their generosity! See the following article in The Coloradoan for a great story related to this event.
    In May, partners from the U.S. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited went backstage at Odell Brewing Co. in Fort Collins where they brewed up conversation about restoring Colorado’s native cutthroat trout population while making a limited edition beer for the cause. The small-batch brew will be July First when Trout Unlimited is featured as Odell’s Seasonal Charitable Partner. #GoodForFishGoodForBeer www.odellbrewing.com/giving-back?
  • July 11: RMF Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
  • July 14: Gateway Park “Adopt-a-Trail” Project
    2017 trail work
    Members on the trail
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters has partnered with the City of Fort Collins Natural Area Department to perform trail maintenance at Gateway Natural Area.
    We will conduct trail maintenance, such as grading, pruning brush, and rebuilding portions of the two overlook trails. We will meet at the Gateway parking lot located back by the old water plant at 8:30 a.m. and work until about 11:30. You will not need to pay the entrance fee because you are on the work project. Just tell the entrance guard you are with Rocky Mountain Flycasters.
    RMF-TU will provide lunch and the Natural Areas Staff will provide assignments, tools, water and instruction. Bring work gloves, sun protection, and your rod and waders for fishing later. You are free to stay at Gateway after the work project and fish til dusk.
    Please contact Dave Morse, or call 217-418-9386, if you will be coming. We need an accurate head count to plan for meals. We are hoping for a dozen folks. See you there!
  • July 15: Trout Unlimited Celebrates Its 59th Anniversary On this day in 1959, TU was founded by George Griffith and 14 other anglers to help preserve, protect, and restore trout streams in America. Trout Unlimited has more about these historical events.
  • July 18: Volunteers Needed for CSU River Day Camps
    Each summer during the CSU-ELC (Educational Learning Center) Summer Camps, volunteers from Trout Unlimited spend one day per camp sharing their expertise. This year the dates are Wednesday, July 18th and July 25th, 8:30-4:30. Students range in age from 7-12. The activities done by the volunteers include: (1) On the river - aquatic insect collection and identification, (2) In the classroom - tying a wooly bugger on a safety pin.
    The volunteers should be versed in collecting and identifying aquatic insects and basic fly tying skills. The activities will last about 1 hour 15 minutes with 10 students each. This is a good opportunity to spend a day sharing your knowledge with local youngsters. If you would like to learn skills needed so that you may be a volunteer, you can be an observer just to “learn the ropes.”
    To volunteer, please contact Dennis or Amy Galyardt by email. We can use your help!
  • July 25: Volunteers Needed for CSU River Day Camps
    Each summer during the CSU-ELC (Educational Learning Center) Summer Camps, volunteers from Trout Unlimited spend one day per camp sharing their expertise. This year the dates are Wednesday, July 18th and July 25th, 8:30-4:30. Students range in age from 7-12. The activities done by the volunteers include: (1) On the river - aquatic insect collection and identification, (2) In the classroom - tying a wooly bugger on a safety pin.
    The volunteers should be versed in collecting and identifying aquatic insects and basic fly tying skills. The activities will last about 1 hour 15 minutes with 10 students each. This is a good opportunity to spend a day sharing your knowledge with local youngsters. If you would like to learn skills needed so that you may be a volunteer, you can be an observer just to “learn the ropes.”
    To volunteer, please contact Dennis or Amy Galyardt by email. We can use your help!
  • July 30: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp
    2016 Camp Group at the Rearing Center
    2016 Campers at the rearing unit
    This summer we will sponsor our 9th Annual non-resident camp, running from July 30 through August 4, 2018. Our Youth Outreach Camp is an intense six day program for fifteen students to learn about resource conservation and about fly fishing. It is also a great opportunity to volunteer to ensure that the next generation continues to care for the cold water resources as we do. Application process begins early March 2018. See the 2018 Camp page.
  • July 31: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from Jul 30-Aug 4.

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Note of the Day:

On Hampshire’s River Itchen, you will fish beside the ghosts of Izaak Walton and G. E. M. Skues, among rose gardens and with many convenient benches for resting or deciding which fly pattern to choose next. Much of the bedrock here in southern England is chalk, which purifies the ground-water and makes it rich and alkaline. —Tom Rosenbauer

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017