- November 1: Fish the Miracle MileBrowns will be in aggressive spawn mode and rainbows after the eggs. We will most likely fish egg patterns and/or streamers. It is a fun trip if you like to swing streamers, or own a two-handed rod or switch rod. As might be expected in Colorado in November, this trip will be weather permitting. Contact host Mark Miller.
- November 6: Social Fly Tying for Members of Rocky Mountain Flycasters
Rocky Mountain Flycasters members gather 6 pm the first Wednesday of the month for a little Pub 'N ' Dub at the Gilded Goat. Each sponsored session features a different fly to tie. 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 contact him by email with any questions or to RSVP. 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.
I hope to see a lot of you at the Gilded Goat Brewing Company, 3500 South College, right next to Trader Joe’s.
The selected fly will be announced.
- November 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.
- November 20: General Meeting
Ron Belak, author of Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry will be the guest presenter at Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Guest Night November 20th.
Belak says, “It was 40 years ago when I first wet a line in a high-mountain lake, and I was hooked forever.” In that time, he has fished about 400 different high lakes and small reservoirs in Colorado, as well as a number in Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia and Argentina. He has been writing, lecturing and teaching how to techniques ever since.
His expertise has been the subject of articles he has written for Colorado Outdoors, Fly Fisherman, and American Angler magazines.
Bring a friend or more who will enjoy the benefits of Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited. Admission is free and the public is welcome. New members can join for only $20.00 at the meeting, with additional premiums including five raffle tickets. Current members who bring a guest who joins will get 5 free raffle tickets.
Our General meetings take place at the Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Social hour and a fly tying demonstration 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.
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Note of the Day:
We can tell a hawk from a hand-saw, a March Brown from a Blue Dun; and if our success be as poor as ever, our fancy can dream as well as ever of better things and more fortunate chances. For fishing is like life; and in the art of living, too, there are duffers, though they seldom give us their confessions.
Lang, Andrew, 1895, Confessions of a Duffer from Angling Sketches (Longmans, Green, and Co.).