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April 2020
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Board Meeting
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Gray Reef
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Medina Crossing Planting Day
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General Meeting
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Water Fest Greeley
Medina Crossing Planting Day
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CTU Rendezvous
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Volunteer Orientation
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Fish Green & Seedskadee
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Sustaining Donors
Apr 01, 19-Apr 01, 20
$1000+ Cutthroat Donors

Cutthroat Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Cargill
John & Tharon Deakins
In Memory of Linda Jefferies
Odell Brewing Co.

$500-$999 Rainbow Donors

Rainbow Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Carl Kronberg
Dennis Cook
Elkhorn Rod & Reel
Bob Green
Wil Huett
Dr. Dale Rellas
Rocky Mountain Angling Club
St. Pete’s Fly Shop

$100-$499 Brown Donors

Brown Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

Jay Burge
Art Campfield
Yang Qian & Edward McConnaughey
Lee Evans
Fidelity Charitable
Great Lakes Chiropractic
Chris Kruger
Loveland Brewery
Kirk Madsen
Jonathan McHugh
Mark Miller
Mishawaka
Dave Morse
Eric Pettine
Rep Your Water
Michael Ringus
Domingo Rodriguez
Ted Sammond
Sara Bella Fishing
Scheels
Sportsman's Warehouse
Norma Stallsworth
Paul Wehr
Zen Tenkara Flyfishing

$50-$99 Brook Donors

Brook Trout Donor Level: Art used with permission of Joseph Tomelleri.

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Jimmy Head
Jay’s Bistro
Linda Jefferies
Phil Keller
Jeannie Weaver

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Rocky Mountain Flycasters and Trout Unlimited

Cancellations

The message from Chris Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer for TU national requires us to cancel our April meeting. This is unfortunate for all of us, but the wisest thing to do given the circumstances. On May 20, we will hold our business meeting followed by a fantastic speaker.
 
I look forward to seeing you at that important meeting where we will discuss the Bylaws changes proposed by the Board of Trustees. Until then, please follow the CDC, State and County guidelines and stay healthy!
 
Mickey McGuire, RMF President

2020 NoCO Youth Fly Fishing Day Camp

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Applications for the 2020 Day Camp are available now.
 
Detailed schedules and signup options for the July 27 - August 1 camp can be downloaded from our 2020 Day Camp page. We look forward to our 11th year of this exciting camp running July 27 - August 1, 2020.
 
To get a bit of flavor of the camp, visit our picture gallery from the 2017 Day Camp and see the fun we had and topics we covered.

Random Acts

This appeared posted by Colorado TU:
Check out this act of kindness - “social distancing” doesn’t mean we can’t still brighten somebody’s day. A chapter president’s son lives in the Springs and his Subaru has the “Protect Our Rivers” plate & outdoor stickers. He discovered an unexpected note on his windshield.
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It reads, in part "Hello neighbor! I am a fellow fly fisherman, and I wanted to share a few flies from my vise. I hope you put these to good...."

RMF Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Rocky Mountain Flycasters made the six hour trek to the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge on the Green River in Wyoming. This place is not known for large numbers of trout, but it is known for good sized fish, and that was true. if you seek a beautiful river in a wild setting, with few people, and friendly owls, this is the place to go. Read the full story and watch Mark Miller’s video.
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Greenback Cutthroat Trout Spawning

In the restoration efforts to bring back the Colorado State Fish, Colorado Parks and Wildlife with the help of volunteers are working to assist with spawning efforts. Read the story in the August 2017 issue of The Flypaper available on our web site.


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Mickey models a shirt
RMF now has logo shirts

Rocky Mountain Flycasters is now offering special order fishing shirts from Columbia. Both men’s and women’s styles are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
 
Get the order form, make your choices and submit your order to get a special discount price on these functional, attractive shirts.


New Order of Hats!

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We got in a new order of RMF Logo Hats recently. New colors and new pricing. Hats are now priced 25% lower than before. Show your pride in the work of Trout Unlimited and Rocky Mountain Flycasters. Get your hat(s) from our merchandise page and wear it with dignity.


What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included. There is a new one for every day of the year.


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Trout Unlimited has been notified that a company called Platinum Publishing sent out renewal invoices for TROUT magazine for $79.95 to some of our members. Please be advised that this is a SCAM and did not originate from TU’s offices. Please do not respond to these invoices, but rest assured tu.org and our Woolly Bugger, WV, post office box are fully operational, secure and ready to process dues and gifts. Pass this message along to the volunteers in your chapter.

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Recently posted

  • RMF has teamed up with the volunteer management system (VMS) company Volgistics to better manage the many opportunities we have to volunteer doing restoration, rehabilitation, and sustaining our cold water preservation mission. Connect with our VMS system on our newly designed Volunteer page.
  • Small can be beautiful. Read Mark Miller’s story Fishing the Headwaters of the Big Thompson River.
  • You can now download our calendar in digital format. See the new Calendar page. You can also download individual fishing events from our Let’s Go Fishing page.
  • What is noteable and quotable? See the brand new Quotes and Notes on the calendar page. Perhaps something you’ve written or said is included.
  • RMF fishing story from Marc McKenzie - Classical Music and Fly Fishing in Aspen.

Upcoming Events

Are you a Sustaining Donor? Sustaining Donors are members of Trout Unlimited (TU), non-members, and businesses who recognize that without this kind of community support our Chapter can not adequately protect, conserve, and restore Colorado’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Sustaining Donors are recognized at various levels. Contributions are greatly appreciated and we acknowledge sustaining donors in multiple ways. Find out more.

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The Flypaper newsletter

The March 2020 issue of The Flypaper newsletter is available on our website. You can sign up to receive it online by using our signup form or by sending a message to our Flypaper editor. You can also download a pdf version of the newsletter from the newsletter page. Inside this issue:
March 2020: The Flypaper Newsletter 2.6 MB PDF file
  • From Colin Glover, Vice President
  • Events in March: Pub 'N' Dub, Board Meeting, Fly Tying Expo, Fly Swap, Veterans Support Program
  • RMF News
    Wil Hewitt Community Outreach
  • Online Fly Fishing Library
  • Donate and/or Buy
  • Sustaining Donors

What else? Want to find out more about what Rocky Mountain Flycasters does in our area? Take a look at the About Us page and download the brochure we prepared.

More on our Current Calendar

Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship

Rocky Mountain Flycasters continues to support the Robert J. Behnke-RMF Research Fellowship through donations for each year’s fellowship and we are actively seeking donations. Read more about the fellowship and you can use this Donation Form to make a contribution. This fellowship helps a Colorado State graduate student with research and honors the life-long contributions made by Dr. Behnke.

Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Exclusives

Stop cross-water contamination! Newly Revised!

Whirling disease. Dydimo. New Zealand Mud Snails. Chytrid fungus. These are very real threats to our waters. If you follow some very simple, inexpensive procedures, you can help curb the spread of these diseases. See Common Sense Disinfection Procedure by Phil Wright.

Inexpensive Wading staff

Are you as "sure footed" as you would like to be? Are you ready for the spring run-off? The raging spring torrents can quicky take your feet from under you. It could be that you might need a wading stick. Here’s how to build one out of inexpensive/used materials. Phil Wright put together this helpful HOW-TO (pdf 412 KB) so you can have your own hand-crafted wading stick.

Current Issues

Rock Snot

Is didymo invading your favorite stream? Read Phil Wright’s article about decontamination.

For water conditions in our area, please check U.S. Geological Survey’s Real-time water data.
Last updated on 19 Mar, 2020