- April 11: RMF 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.
- April 18: Fear No Water Guide meets Flycasters
Longtime Colorado fishing guide and author Duane Redford headlines the general meeting program of the Rocky Mountain Flycasters on Wednesday April 18th. Redford, a former teacher and coach, will share his building block approach to fishing, an approach which leads to his motto “Fear No Water.” He is the author of The Fly Fisher’s Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymphing. and other systematic books.
Get a taste of Duane Redford’s presentation at his web site.
Also on the program will be CSU doctoral candidate Kyle Christenson discussing his research on high mountain lakes, particularly in the Rawah Wilderness area.
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.
- April 21: Annual Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishers
Great fundraiser, a Gala dinner/auction, to be held at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center on Saturday evening, April 21nd. Come for a great dinner, cash prizes, and to support the oral and silent auctions. It is great fun for a worthy cause! Tickets cost $65. All proceeds will support this veterans program by providing fly rod kits, fly tying class materials and equipment, and dozens of fishing trips at NO EXPENSE for these vets who unselfishly served our country.
If you or your company would like to show your gratitude and support this program with tax deductable cash donations, sponsorship of a table at the Gala, or donation of oral/silent auction items, such as weekend use of a cabin, fishing or hunting gear or any other items of value, please contact Dave Morse.
- April 22: Odell Brewing Company River Appreciation Day
Odell Brewing is one of the strongest supporters of Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Colorado Trout Unlimited. The company has committed a major financial contribution this year. Odell’s concern for the Poudre and its environment is evidenced each spring in a River Appreciation Day.
On Sunday, April 22 from 8:30-11 am, volunteers from many conservation groups will gather at the brewery to form a clean up crew for a large stretch of the river as it winds through Fort Collins. The primary task will be bagging trash and debris.
After the clean up we will gather back at the brewery for a free lunch and pint. RMF will have displays on our various projects, kids’ fly tying and games as well as a raffle.
RMF needs to show appreciation for our partnership with Odell’s. You can help in three ways:
- Volunteer for the River Clean up 8:30-11
- Help out with our information booth, kids’ activities and raffle throughout the day.
- Stop by the brewery for a beer and support the effort.
- April 25:
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 for more information and to take an active part in reaching these young people.
- April 27: Gray Reef Fishing Trip This annual trip is always popular. Room reservations have been made for eight with all spots snapped up immediately. You can join in but will need to find alternate lodging. See our Fishing Trips page for contacts.
- April 27: 2018 Western Regional Rendezvous in Colorado!
April 27-29, 2018
Colorado TU is proud to announce that we have been chosen to host the 2018 TU Western Regional Rendezvous. This three-day conference will combine the annual Colorado Rendezvous with the regional event and bring a variety of great speakers, useful trainings, the latest TU initiatives, and some excellent opportunities to interact with TU leaders from around the West. We are also excited to show off the great work our chapters are doing right here at home!
Book your lodging and register today!
If you are interested in learning more about the Regional Rendezvous or how you can help us plan for it in Colorado, please contact Dan Omasta.
- April 28: Gray Reef Fishing Trip Continues.
- April 28: 2018 Western Regional Rendezvous in Colorado Continues!
Trout Unlimited and Colorado TU workshops and meetings, roundtable discussions. Colorado Council Fundraiser with Jack Dennis in the evening.
- April 29: Gray Reef Fishing Trip Continues.
- April 29: 2018 Western Regional Rendezvous in Colorado Continues!
Trout Unlimited and Colorado TU Awards Breakfast followed by Colorado Council Meeting. The rest of the day is open to fishing.
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