- April 8: 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.
- April 15: RMF General Meeting
Kirk Bien Shows off Rocky Mountain National Park
Many people have expressed and interest in fishing Rocky Mountain National Park, so we are especially pleased that Kirk Bien, owner of Kirks Fly Shop in Estes Park, has agreed to give us a few tips on fishing venues in RMNP. Kirk has been fly fishing for 20 years, and guiding for 12.
And, Rocky Mountain National Park, specifically Forest Canyon and the Big Thompson River below Lake Estes, are his favorites places to fish. Kirk also guides backpacking and llama pack trips. His favorite fishing buddies are his kids, Luke and Addy. But he and Laurie like to take off to find remote areas in RMNP to fish. Kirk also enjoys ice fishing in the winter and skiing.
Kirks Fly Shop and Kirks Mountain Adventures is the premier shop in Estes Park and can provide for all your needs with fishing supplies, guided fishing, camping, and hiking.
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.
- April 24: Big Springtime Rainbows Gray Reef wade trip — Fri-Sun. See our fishing page and contact Mark Miller. Fishing trip host will be Ben Zomer
- April 29:
Greeley Water Fest
Rocky Mountain Flycasters teams up with local school districts to present a cold water conservation game called “Who Eats Who at the Stream.” This interactive “game” introduces young students to cold water conservation concepts. It is great fun for students and presenters so find out more and sign up to take part. See Water Fests.
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