- November 1: Cheesman Canyon/South Platte
This is a state treasure, and a beautiful stream in a beautiful canyon. The rainbows there aren’t too bad either, if you can catch them. Known for being one of the most technical yet rewarding tailwaters in Colorado, this is one for the bucket list. Keep that light-weight tippet at home because there are some monster rainbows in the canyon.Plan on nymphing with small stuff - size 20 and smaller. Could also be a good time to get lucky with a nice Blue Wing Olive hatch. Host: Mark Miller
- November 12: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- November 19: RMF Guest Night with Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka
Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka will be our special presenters for our annual Guest Night. Rick and Jerry are well-known throughout the Rocky Mountain region for their fishing skills, their fly tying demonstrations (including our February Fly Tying Expo), and their previous book Modern Midges, Tying and Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns which is in its third printing.
This year they are excited to present their new book Modern Terrestrials, which is already receiving very positive reviews.
Rick and Jerry have a long list of publications and continue providing the fly fishing community with innovative and effective designs for flies. More information is on our home page.
Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. As a special treat, Rick and Jerry will be tying a few flies before the general meeting and we will an equipment raffle following the meeting. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. 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.