- March 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.
- March 19: March General Meeting with Marty Bartholowmew
We are particularly fortunate to have Marty Bartholomew, one of the best known and most accomplished fly anglers and fly tiers on the Front Range, as our guest speaker for the March 19 Membership meeting. A life long Coloradoan, Marty is the author of three books: A Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado, Tying Flies Like a Pro and Great Places Colorado. He also co-produced a DVD set (Fly Fishing Colorado’s Major 6) and has published articles in Trout, Fly Fish America and Southwest Fly Fishing magazines. On a more practical level, many of you know him as the “go to guy”, at Elkhorn Rod and reel for successfully fishing the Big Thompson.
On the 19th Marty will be speaking about his experiences in fishing across the state and about tying successful flies for Colorado waters.
Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. We will have a local fly tyer at each general meeting and 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.
- March 21: Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala
Colorado TU’s annual gala with reception, sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions featuring a wide range of items from fishing trips to performing arts tickets to artwork, and presentation of Colorado Trout Unlimited’s River Steward Award. Register and purchase your ticket for this event in Arvada, which includes dinner, beer and wine, and the opportunity to take part in the festivities and auction.
- March 29: Lower Poudre River Canyon. The lower Poudre should be ice-free by the end of the month and it will be a good time to visit one of our favorite local rivers. The 2013 September floods moved some things around but the river is mostly intact. See our fishing page and contact Mark Miller. Fishing trip host will be Mark Miller.
Note of the Day:
Beaching a large Pacific salmon can be harmful to the fish if you plan to release it, and trying to lift a big salmon’s head at close quarters may break a fragile graphite rod tip. Guides on salmon rivers from Alaska to Norway prefer wide, long-handled nets that make the last part of the battle safe and easy for all parties involved. —Tom Rosenbauer