- March 5: 12th Annual Larimer County Fishing Expo
Larimer County sponsors its annual Fishing Expo with local fishing hints, tips, demonstrations, contests and great fun. Rocky Mountain Flycasters will have a booth with information about RMF, Trout Unlimited, Colorado TU and the conservation and education we are doing. Visit the booth to say hello or volunteer a few hours to share our information. Continues through Sunday, March 6. Contact Dick Jefferies, Past President to volunteer a few hours.
- March 9: 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.
- March 16: Landon Mayer in March!
Landon Mayer is a nationally reputed fly fishing guide living in the Colorado Springs, CO area, who calls the South Platte River where he started guiding seventeen years ago his home waters. We are fortunate to have Landon as our featured presenter at our March meeting. Mayer is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler magazines. His contributions also have been featured in publications such as Field and Stream, Fly Rod and Reel, American Angler, Southwest Fly Fishing, and Fish and Fly magazines.
Landon released two books since he last visited Fort Collins and they should be part of his topics of the evening. 101 Trout Tips: A Guide’s Secrets, Tactics, and Techniques published by Stackpole Books. Just after his last visit, he released Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing. Passion and love for the sport of fly fishing is what motivates Landon. His success in catching trout is fueled by an addiction of pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Landon also displays enthusiasm in teaching and demonstrating his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers.
Previous books by Landon Mayer are available from the Landon Mayer site.
Cheyenne Owens, 2015 RMF-Behnke Fellowship recipient, will also be on hand to discuss aspects of her research being carried out as a result of the fellowship.
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 18: Miracle Mile/Grey Reef Host: Ben Zomer
- March 19: Miracle Mile/Grey Reef Continued
- March 20: Miracle Mile/Grey Reef Continued
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.