- June 1: Kids Free Fishing Fest at Redfeather Lakes
Colorado Parks and Wildlife with the U.S. Forest Service and Rocky Mountain Flycasters help put together an amazing fishing opportunity for the whole family on Colorado Free Fishing Day. Register your children to fish West Lake at Redfeather Lakes with the help of USFS, CPW, and RMF. Space is limited so families should register soon with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. An online link is available at usfs_clrd_kids_fishing.eventbrite.co.uk.
RMF volunteers are needed to help with youngsters fishing with spinning rods, contact Lee Evans or sign up through our Volunteer database.
- June 5: Fish Red Feather Lakes
Fish a Private Red Feather Lake. Get in on some limited access private lake fishing in the Red Feather Lakes area. Just four seats available. FULL. Contact host Bob Green.
- June 8: Gateway Park “Adopt-a-Trail” Project
Rocky Mountain Flycasters has partnered with the City of Fort Collins Natural Area Department to perform trail maintenance at Gateway Natural Area.
We will conduct trail maintenance, such as grading, pruning brush, and rebuilding portions of the two overlook trails. We will meet at the Gateway parking lot located back by the old water plant at 8:30 a.m. and work until about 11:30. You will not need to pay the entrance fee because you are on the work project. Just tell the entrance guard you are with Rocky Mountain Flycasters.
RMF-TU will provide lunch and the Natural Areas Staff will provide assignments, tools, water and instruction. Bring work gloves, sun protection, and your rod and waders for fishing later. You are free to stay at Gateway after the work project and fish til dusk.
Please contact Dave Morse, or call 217-418-9386, if you will be coming. We need an accurate head count to plan for meals. We are hoping for a dozen folks. See you there!
- June 8: Campfire Talk: Introduction to Fly Fishing
The fly fishing difference, casting, flies, and equipment demonstrations. Fly fishing “campfire” talk is from 7 to 8pm. Must have Larimer County Parks Pass. Day passes are available for Pinewood Reservoir.
- June 9: Campfire Talk: Introduction to Fly Fishing
Repeat of Saturday program 7 to 9pm.
- June 12: 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.
- June 29: Lake Agnes and Joe Wright Reservoir Fishing
Hike in to a crystal clear alpine lake to find some lovely cutthroats in the morning. In the afternoon, drop down to Joe Wright Reservoir for grayling. Contact Dave Morse to join in.
Note of the Day:
If you’d like a lot of water to yourself, plan on fishing in a near-gale. Besides conferring the benefit of solitude, choppy waters make trout less spooky and more indiscreet.
Hosman, Todd, 2003, Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park (Lyons, CO: Streamside Press), p 25.