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  • July 1: Brook Trout Survey Orientation
    Orientation for Brook Trout Sampling in the Long Draw/Upper Poudre River region. Dr. Kanno of CSU has received funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in response to his proposal entitled Invasive Fish Passage and Connectivity Assessment to Restore the Largest Greenback Cutthroat Meta-population in the Long Draw Region (CO). RMF volunteers will accompany Dr. Kanno, his MS student, or other CSU or US Forest Service (USFS) personnel into area to catch, record lengths, and clip fins of resident Brook Trout. This will involve hiking along the Poudre River and adjacent stream beds, electroshocking fish, and collecting data and fin samples. At each site, 30-50 fish will be sampled. These data will be used to establish the distribution of populations of Brook Trout in the area, in preparation for their eventual replacement by native Greenback Cutthroat.
     
    Orientation meeting will be four hours and location has yet to be determined. Field work is scheduled for July 29-31 and August 5-7.
     
    Ability to hike in high country above 10,000 ft. Hikes may be as long as 5 miles each way, with some bushwhacking/wading. Volunteers will be required to help carry equipment. Disinfected boots and waders will be required. Overnight camping for 2 nights in the Long Draw area with your own gear. Meals will be provided. Familiarity with this area a plus.
    To sign up, go through our Volunteer page, signing up with Volgistics. For more information, contact Frank Bub or Ron Dickson.
  • July 10: 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 15: Trout Unlimited Celebrates Its 60th 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 16: fly tiers at CSU-ELC
    Mickey talks river bugs
    CSU-ELC Summer River Day Camp
    RMF provides introduction to fly fishing and environmental awareness with hands on activities. Campers aged 7-12 years old, will be tying a fly on a safety pin and be involved in aquatic invertebrate collecting and identification.

    This program will need four volunteers for the fly tying and four volunteers for aquatic invertebrates. RMF members can sign up to volunteer through our Volunteer page, signing up with Volgistics. For more information, contact Amy or Dennis Galyardt.
  • July 20: Phantom Canyon Volunteer Trail Work and Fishing Day
    The Nature Conservancy invites us for a day of trail work and fishing at Phantom Canyon Preserve. This day will consist of morning corridor clearing and trail restoration, followed by an afternoon of fishing and/or hiking along the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River.
     
    TNC’s Phantom Canyon Preserve is located about 35-miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Preserve hosts 4-miles of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River as it runs through canyon walls with a 650-foot elevation loss from canyon rim to bottom. This volunteer day is a strenuous day of extreme terrain hiking and river crossing.
     
    Volunteer slots are full and there is a waiting list. To sign up, please send an email request to Phantom Canyon Events that includes your name, phone number, and which of the three dates you would like to volunteer. The three work/fish days are July 20, August 17, and September 14. If someone will be coming with you, please include their contact information as well. In order to allow as many people as possible to participate, please only sign up for one of the dates. If you are available for more than one of the dates, then please specify your order of preference. Requests will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
    You can get more information at The Nature Conservancy site.
  • July 23: fly tiers at CSU-ELC
    Fly tying with Domingo
    CSU-ELC Summer River Day Camp
    RMF provides introduction to fly fishing and environmental awareness with hands on activities. Campers aged 7-12 years old, will be tying a fly on a safety pin and be involved in aquatic invertebrate collecting and identification.

    This program will need four volunteers for the fly tying and four volunteers for aquatic invertebrates. RMF members can sign up to volunteer through our Volunteer page, signing up with Volgistics. For more information, contact Amy or Dennis Galyardt.
  • July 27: Colorado River Headwaters
    On the west side of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park is the origin of the Colorado River. Nestled in the pines is the meandering creek that begins a mighty river. Join us for eager brookies and the occasional cutthroat. Contact host Dennis Cook.
  • July 29: Brook Trout Survey
    Three day Brook Trout Sampling in the Long Draw/Upper Poudre River region. Dr. Kanno of CSU has received funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in response to his proposal entitled Invasive Fish Passage and Connectivity Assessment to Restore the Largest Greenback Cutthroat Meta-population in the Long Draw Region (CO). RMF volunteers will accompany Dr. Kanno, his MS student, or other CSU or US Forest Service (USFS) personnel into area to catch, record lengths, and clip fins of resident Brook Trout. This will involve hiking along the Poudre River and adjacent stream beds, electroshocking fish, and collecting data and fin samples. At each site, 30-50 fish will be sampled. These data will be used to establish the distribution of populations of Brook Trout in the area, in preparation for their eventual replacement by native Greenback Cutthroat.
     
    Volunteers interested in this opportunity should also sign up for the orientation meeting on July 21! If you cannot make the orientation meeting, please contact Frank Bub prior to signing up for this survey. Orientation meeting will be four hours and location has yet to be determined. Field work is scheduled for July 29-31 and August 5-7.
    Ability to hike in high country above 10,000 ft. Hikes may be as long as 5 miles each way, with some bushwhacking/wading. Volunteers will be required to help carry equipment. Disinfected boots and waders will be required. Overnight camping for 2 nights in the Long Draw area with your own gear. Meals will be provided. Familiarity with this area a plus.
     
    To sign up, go through our Volunteer page, signing up with Volgistics. For more information, contact Frank Bub or Ron Dickson.
  • July 29: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp
    2018 Camper “reading” the water
    2018 Camper “reading” the water
    This summer we will sponsor our 10th Annual non-resident camp, running from July 29 through August 3, 2019. 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 2019 Camp page.
     
    If you would be interested in volunteering in the extraordinary program, please apply on our Camp Volunteer page.
  • July 30: Brook Trout Survey
    Day 2 of 3 day Brook Trout Sampling.
  • July 30: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from July 29 to August 3.
  • July 31: Brook Trout Survey
    Day 3 of 3 day Brook Trout Sampling.
  • July 31: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from July 29 to August 3.

Note of the Day:

1915 Aug 27. Dundonnell Ross on River & L. nah’airbhe. Zulu fly. Hooked & lost a sea trout First cast of the day. “Beethoven” (2) Tom Bather (1) Self (4)
King, Patricia, 1980, Muriel Foster’s Fishing Diary (NY: Viking Press).

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017