- March 8: 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 9: Colorado Trout Unlimited 2017 River Stewardship Gala
Thursday March 9, 2017 5:00pm
Mile High Station, Denver, CO
The online bidding is now open and available for the 2017 River Stewardship Gala! The auction site will be open from now until the end of the event on March 9th, 2017. Throughout the remaining time, you can follow and bid on our great selection of silent auction items ranging from fishing trips throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, fishing gear, certificates for nights out on the town, art selections, and much more!
Visit CTUGala.Gesture.Com to check out the selection of items we have available and make your bids! Through this platform you are able to bid on the silent auction items from anywhere! There are 3 ways to bid:
- By Smartphone: click the link in your registration text to take you to your personal bidding page and bid from there.
- By Text: Simply text the three digit item number and your bid amount to the welcome message you receive (i.e. 100 500) no dollar signs or decimals are needed.
- By Computer or Tablet: Visit the Gesture Site via your computer and place bids directly from there.
Check out the online auction to learn more about reserve bids on the live items!
The Gala is Colorado TU’s largest annual fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go directly towards our work in preserving Colorado’s fisheries and watersheds, reintroducing native trout, engaging youth in conservation education, and protecting trout habitat.
- March 15: Float Fishing The Gunnison Gorge
Matt McCannel started his guiding career in Colorado, leading three day expeditions in the depths of Gunnison Gorge and on the tailwater of the Uncomphgre River inside Ridgway State Park “PACO”.
His passion for hunting double digit trout on his technical home waters of the Uncomphgre River and introducing clients to the perfect presentation in the Gunnison Gorge keeps him excited about guiding to this day.
Matt&squo;s fishing and guiding tactics are outside of the norm but have proven to be very effective for his clients. His perfect day would be watching a fifteen pounder for six hours and having the client make the perfect shot. Matt’s ability to explain the smallest details of the sport to people is a huge driver in the successes of his clients.
Matt is the head guide for RIGS Fly Shop in Ridgway, Colorado. He has earned the distinction of Sage Ambassador, SIMMS Ambassador and is a royalty tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Matt has been a presenter for RIGS at numerous fly fishing clubs, Trout Unlimited and the Denver Fly Fishing show. He lives in Ridgway, CO with his wife Liz.
Social hour and fly tying demonstration 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: Fish the Cache la Poudre before run-off
Host and Fishing Coordinator Mark Miller will lead this spring fishing day on the lower Poudre near the Gateway Natural Resource Area. The water will be warming up and fish will be hungry. Join us by contacting Mark Miller.
- March 25: Fort Collins Fly Fishing Film Tour
Tickets are available for the Fort Collins F3T from both locations of St. Peter’s Fly Shops. Tickets are $3 less than at the door. The show is at 7:00 pm at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.
- March 31: Fishing Trip to the North Platte
March 31-April 3. Join up with our first hosted fishing trip of the season. Ben Zomer hosts this trip. Lodging will be $103.55 per person with room for a total of eight. Get your spot soon by making a $50 deposit. See the fishing page.
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.