- July 10: 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.
- July 13: Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado River Headwaters) “Bravo Brookies” See our Fishing Trips page for more details.
Host: Dennis Cook.
- July 15: Trout Unlimited Celebrates Its 54th Anniversary On this day in 1959, TU was founded by George Griffith and 14 other anglers to help preserve, protect, and restore trout streams in America. Trout Unlimited has more about these historical events.
- July 21: Phantom Canyon: River Trail Stewardship
Rocky Mountain Flycasters/Trout Unlimited River Trail Leaders will work with a team of volunteers to mow vegetation in the trail, trim back trail-side vegetation, and rebuild rock cairns marking safe river crossings. Afterward, volunteers will be able to do some catch-and-release fishing in the canyon. See the Phantom Canyon Page for more details and volunteer signup contacts. Backup in case of unsuitable conditions will be 28 July.
- July 28: Phantom Canyon: River Trail Stewardship Backup date for Phantom Canyon Trail work of 21 July.
- July 29: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp
This summer’s non-resident camp runs July 29 through August 3, 2013. Our Youth Outreach Camp is an intense six day program for students to learn about resource conservation and about fly fishing. Application process begins early February 2013.
- July 30: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from Jul 29-Aug 3.
- July 31: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from Jul 29-Aug 3.
Note of the Day:
I also strongly recommend fine round Gut in preference to Hair at this season [April], on account of the size and weight of the “large hooks” on which the Brown Drake requires to be dressed; and which Hair will not retain so safely as Gut; and also, though you may probably rise more fish with Hair, yet taking the breakages you are liable to by using it, and the loss and hinderance you suffer thereby, especially if broken in the midst of a feed, which perhaps does not last above a quarter of an hour, taking these matters into consideration, I have long since arrived at the conclusion that Gut is much better for Spring fishing than Hair.
R. Lakeland., 1858, The Teesdale Angler, (Horse Market, R. Barker, Printer, Barnard Castle-iBooks version), p. 57.