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Karin Miller of Zen Tenkara/Zen Fly Fishing Gear
May presenter Karin Miller of Zen Tenkara/Zen Fly Fishing Gear
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  • May 2: CO fish
    Dave Piske explains fish
    Loveland 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.
  • May 9: 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.
  • May 12: The North Fork of the Big Thompson Field Conservation Starts
    Phil Wright
    Phil Wright
    Rocky Mountain Flycasters has participated in riparian restoration projects on the North Fork of the Big Thompson River since shortly after the flood of 2013. To kick off the 2018 field season RMF volunteers again have an opportunity to partner with Wildland Restoration Volunteers (WRV) on Saturday, May 12 on the North Fork.
    To register as a volunteer for the project, go to the WRV registration page for the “Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II” project and click on “Register for this Project.” Wildland Restoration Volunteers will follow up with you concerning the details for the day’s project including meeting places, car-pooling, conditions, equipment needed, and more.
    I look forward to volunteering with you on the North Fork of the Big T on Saturday, May 12.
    — Phil Wright
  • May 16: CO bugs
    Bruce Rosenthal talks bugs
    Fort Collins 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.
  • May 16: Rocky Mountain Flycasters Annual Meeting
    Presentation - Range of Possibilities
    Zen Tenkara logoKarin Miller, owner of Zen Tenkara/Zen Fly Fishing Gear, will cover the basics of tenkara but focus on the “Range of Possibilities” of this fixed-line method of fly fishing. While the tenkara excels in small streams for small fish, Karin and her company is pushing the boundaries and will show us how to manage and land large powerful species such as carp, shark, tarpon, bonefish, jacks, sockeye, silvers and chum salmon. Come find out how tenkara is offering a whole new experience to the passionate fly angler.
    Karin’s reputation in the industry is of revolutionizing this ancient method of fly fishing and developing a “fusion” of traditional fly fishing with tenkara fixed-line methods, and is known for changing the way people think of this ancient Japanese sport.
     
    Annual Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ President’s Report and Trustee Elections.
     
    Annual elections will be held with the nominating committee suggesting the following slate of candidates:
    • President: Mickey McGuire
    • Vice President: Linda Jefferies
    • Treasurer: Ryan Hogan
    • Secretary: Ruthie Ketola
    • Trustee at Large: Frank Bub
    • Trustee at Large: Colin Glover
       
    • Past President: Coy Wiley (derives from President position)

    Nominations can be taken from the floor and only Trout Unlimited members are allowed to vote. Please have documentation that the nominee will accept the position.

    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.
  • May 18: RMF Fishing trip to Lake John in North Park continued.
  • May 19: RMF Fishing trip to Lake John in North Park continued.

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

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017