- June 1: Kids Free Fishing Fest
Rocky Mountain Flycasters with Colorado Parks and Wildlife along with the U.S. Forest Service sponsor a morning of free fishing for kids. Kids fish free with adults and RMF members provide assistance and information about fish and fishing. The event takes place up at Red Feather Lakes. At the time of this notice, all reserved spots for children are filled. RMF could use a few more volunteers to help introduce participating youngsters to this fishing experience. Contact Dave Piske.
- June 1: High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIII
This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas.
We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project! Sign up directly with Wildland Restoration Volunteers.
- June 2: Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Guest Fishing Day By special arrangement, selected guests of RMF will have an opportunity to fish catch-and-release on private waters of the Poudre River. Guests will be instructed or guided by RMF members as conditions require.
- June 8: Delaney Buttes Lakes “Monster Trout”
The Delaney Buttes Lakes (3 sage brush, high plains lakes) are unique (and sometimes windy) high plains experience in North Park, near Walden, CO. Fish chironomids, damsel nymphs, and streamers for large trout. Can wade fish, but it is much better from a boat or float tube/pontoon. When the talk comes around to “fish the size of footballs” the Delaney Buttes Lakes always comes up. Host: Frank Cada.
- June 9: Delaney Buttes Lakes continues....
- June 10: Colorado Women Flyfishers Northern Chapter Meeting: CFW has an exciting meeting coming up this Monday for 2 reasons:
- The program will be Stephanie Mullins who is the membership chairperson from Rocky Mountain Flycasters, the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.
- CWF will be meeting at St. Pete’s NEW south location! It is 2008 E Harmony Road @ the NW corner of the intersection of Harmony & Timberline.
- June 12: 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.
- June 20: High Park Fire - Staging VIII
We have a post-fire project on June 22nd and need to stage some materials strategically. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!
Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.
If you have a 4x4/pick up/SUV and don’t mind getting some straw in it, we would also really appreciate having it on site to move materials around. Sign up directly with Wildland Restoration Volunteers.
- June 26: Fort Collins Poudre River Projects Open House
Please come to the Poudre River Projects Open House to give your input on more than 25 upcoming projects in the Poudre River Corridor and enjoy kid’s activities and cash bar. These are projects which will impact construction, trail closures as well as planning for drought and fire, habitat restoration, and flood mitigation. These are all items that are of concern to TU members and our city’s Poudre River. The open house will be at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St. Ft. Collins) and will be open from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free and no registration is required.
- June 29: Gateway Trail Restoration RMF has partnered with Fort Collins Natural Areas to restore and maintain trails in the Gateway Natural Area along the Poudre River. This is an excellent opportunity to spend a few hours in the morning helping out, then sharing a lunch with other volunteers and possibly taking some time to fish a corner of the Poudre where the North Fork supplies some additional flow. If you can spare some time this Saturday morning, contact Dave Piske.
Tools and lunch will be provided. For more information, see the June issue of The Flypaper.
- June 30: Gore Canyon “Salmonfly Hatch”
Fishing Gore Canyon on the Colorado River not far downstream from Kremmling. Wading can be challenging sometimes with high waters. Haven’t seen your backing in awhile? Then fish this stretch of the Colorado River with strong, fast bows and browns. Host: Adam Omernick
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