- September 13: 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.
- September 15: Rocky Mountain Flycasters fish the Yampa River
Head on over the continental divide to Steamboat Springs and spend a few days on the Yampa River. You can fish right in town or head into the hills for some excellent fishing. Host: Dennis Cook.
- September 16: Rocky Mountain Flycasters fish the Yampa River
Host: Dennis Cook.
- September 17: Rocky Mountain Flycasters fish the Yampa River
Host: Dennis Cook.
- September 19: Big Thompson Restoration Project
Join our partners Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and Alo Terra Restoration in planting of additional tree species on banks of Big Thompson River between Jasper Lake Bridge and entrance to Narrows canyon. Registration will be done through our new volunteer management system (VMS), Volgistics. See our Volunteer page.
If you have questions please email Shayna Jones or call 970-800-1126. Additional information, contact Linda Jefferies.
- September 20: Rocky Mountain Flycasters General Meeting
Our speaker will be Adam Jokerst, P.E., Water Resources Project Engineer at Fort Collins Utilities.
He will discuss and take questions about the proposed changes to the Halligan Reservoir.
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.
- September 22: Fish the Fabulous Frying Pan
For the 4th year in a row, Ben Zomer is hosting a three-day fishing trip to one of Colorado’s most iconic rivers. Two cabins can sleep up to eight fishers. Contact Ben Zomer to secure your place with a $50 deposit.
- September 23: Fish the Fabulous Frying Pan
Contact Ben Zomer
- September 24: Fish the Fabulous Frying Pan
Contact Ben Zomer.
- September 30: Phantom Canyon Work Project
Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and any other duties requested by the Phantom Canyon/Nature Conservancy Staff in the morning, followed by an afternoon of self directed fly-fishing!
Qualifications: ALL APPLICANTS FOR THIS PROJECT MUST HAVE VOLUNTEERED A MINIMUM OF 1 HOUR FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYCASTERS IN THE PAST YEAR.
Volunteers with crew leading skills are needed, but able-bodied workers are needed as well. All volunteers must be physically able to make the hike down and back up a steep canyon trail, and to complete a half day of work in the canyon. All volunteers should know that there are rattlesnakes in the canyon.
Directions: Since there are only a few volunteer spots, volunteers will be selected by lottery on the evening of the September 20th general meeting. In order to be eligible for the lottery, you must have completed at least one hour of service to RMF in the past year. To get your name in the lottery, please register through the RMF volunteer page and sign up or the night of the general meeting.
Please make sure you are available for the date, and physically able to participate before signing up for the lottery. You may contact Linda Jefferies for more information.
- September 30: George Creek Road Obliteration
Rocky Mountain Flycasters will partner with the Wildland Restoration Volunteers (WRV) for a second field season to go back to the George Creek watershed to finish the road obliteration component of this exciting greenback cutthroat reintroduction project!
The heavy work has been done in advance, so the tasks awaiting project-day volunteers are lighter in nature and will mainly include moving smaller trees and branches to cover the roadway, enriching soils where important, dispersing native grass seeds, and spreading wood mulch over the newly seeded areas.
Work will start first thing the morning of Saturday, September 30 and end Sunday PM October 1, so you may camp Friday through Sunday. All food will be provided by WRV.
To register your interest in volunteering for this project go to the Wildland Restoration Volunteers website.
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.