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  • September 7: Dream Lake in RMNP
    Hike up into the Rocky Mountain National Park for some fall alpine fishing. The hike is worth the trip. Get in touch with Mark Miller for this trip into our local gem of a park.
  • September 7: Greenback Cutthroat Trout Channel Survey
    Two or three volunteers needed for Greenback Cutthroat Trout stream survey and flow measurement. September 7 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM near Long Draw Reservoir. We will carry waders, boots, and equipment in backpacks to a high priority restoration site near Long Draw Reservoir, where we will collect data to be used by researchers at CSU and the USGS to better understand climate change impacts on native cutthroat trout habitat. Bring water and food for 6 hours in the backcountry and be prepared for inclement weather. We need one volunteer that is willing to drive their car to the project site with enough space to carry volunteers and backpacks.
    Sign up through our volunteer page and get more information.
  • September 14: Phantom Canyon Volunteer Trail Work and Fishing Day
    The Nature Conservancy invites us for a day of trail work and fishing at Phantom Canyon Preserve. This day will consist of morning corridor clearing and trail restoration, followed by an afternoon of fishing and/or hiking along the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River.
     
    TNC’s Phantom Canyon Preserve is located about 35-miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Preserve hosts 4-miles of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River as it runs through canyon walls with a 650-foot elevation loss from canyon rim to bottom. This volunteer day is a strenuous day of extreme terrain hiking and river crossing.
     
    Volunteer slots are full and there is a waiting list. To sign up, please send an email request to Phantom Canyon Events that includes your name, phone number, and which of the three dates you would like to volunteer. The three work/fish days are July 20, August 17, and September 14. If someone will be coming with you, please include their contact information as well. In order to allow as many people as possible to participate, please only sign up for one of the dates. If you are available for more than one of the dates, then please specify your order of preference. Requests will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
    You can get more information at The Nature Conservancy site.
  • September 14: Greenback Cutthroat Trout Channel Survey
    Two or three volunteers needed for Greenback Cutthroat Trout stream survey and flow measurement. September 14 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in Cherokee Park. We will carry waders, boots, and equipment in backpacks to a high priority restoration site on George Creek, where we will collect data to be used by researchers at CSU and the USGS to better understand climate change impacts on native cutthroat trout habitat. Bring water and food for 6 hours in the backcountry and be prepared for inclement weather. We need one volunteer that is willing to drive their car to the project site with enough space to carry volunteers and backpacks.
    Sign up through our volunteer page and get more information.
  • September 18: DIY Argentina Fishing
    Mark Foley Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing will present “Do It Yourself Fly Fishing in Argentina” at the Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ season opening General Meeting Wednesday September 18. It is free and open to the public.

    Foley is a Trout Unlimited life member and certified casting instructor. A former lodge manager in Argentina, he once spent a year hiking and fishing the Andes mountains from Tierra del Fuego to the Bolivian rainforest. Come to learn many DIY travel and fishing secrets of Argentina and Patagonia. See also Mark Foley’s site at firstcastflyfishing.com.

    The meeting will take place at the Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Social hour and a fly tying demonstration begin at 6:15, with the program at 7:00 pm.

    Rocky Mountain Flycasters was the tenth chapter authorized by Trout Unlimited, the nation’s largest coldwater conservation agency, and is more than thirty-five years old. Current chapter conservation projects include restoration of native Greenback cutthroats and scientific monitoring of local waters. Additional meeting information.

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Note of the Day:

Trout, especially wild trout, will seek out the most ideal water temperatures, even if they have to move considerable distances. Even freshly stocked, domesticate hatchery trout will search locally for the best comfort zones.
Whitlock, Dave, 2010, Trout and Their Food. (NYC, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.), p190.

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017