Boulder Flycasters Chapter Meeting: Colorado Mine Reclamation and our Fisheries

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
6:45 PM
Upslope Brewery – Flatirons
1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder , CO

“Abandoned mines are one of the most obvious—but least-addressed—threats to wild and native trout in West. By some estimates, 40 percent of our western headwater streams are affected by tailings piles and leaky tunnels that belch heavy metals and acidic water into otherwise pristine streams. And these headwater streams often feed some of our country’s most iconic trout rivers.” Trout Unlimited National []Untitled

Given the importance of mine reclamation to improving water quality, Boulder Flycasters is pleased to have one of the state’s leading mine reclamation experts join us at our meeting on February 3. Bruce Stover will discuss “Reclamation of water quality impairments at abandoned hardrock mine sites in Colorado”.

Mr. Stover is currently the Director of the Office of Active and Inactive Mines, within the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, Safety in Denver, Colorado, and Manages the Colorado Inactive Mine Reclamation Program. He has 30 years of experience as a project manager in surface and underground mine construction, closure, and reclamation projects.

Safari Club International Open House with Bob Adwar and Annual membership meeting

Next Wednesday 12/2, 6:30 pm @ Upslope Brewing (1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder)
This was rescheduled from earlier in November.

Every year we have an annual membership meeting as required by the Boulder Flycasters Bylaws. This year we will vote for new members of the BFC Board of Directors. There will also be a quick update on the Chapters successes over the past year, update on current projects, and goals for upcoming years.

Bob AdwarIn addition, we will have very interesting and informative talk by Bob Adwar. Over the last 13 years Bob Adwar has helped organize more than 100 outdoor adventures including Pheasant Hunts, Duck Hunts, Big Game Hunts and Fly Fishing outings for wounded war veterans and those with traumatic brain injuries. He began his involvement working with patients and alumni at Craig Hospital, one of the best in the country for treating Spinal Cord and TBI injuries. During his service on the Board of Directors for Safari Club International, he expanded to work with wounded veterans through Operation TBI (traumatic brain injury), Project Wounded Ego and Freedom Hunters. In the past he worked with such organizations as the James Beckworth Society which takes inner city kids out into nature. Come join Bob as he lets us know about Denver Safari Club International’s great ongoing work!

Gordon Wickstrom Commemorative Bench Dedication

Sunday September 27, 2015


Boulder Flycasters Memorial Park: Located 2.8 miles from the mouth of Boulder Canyon (one mile west of the Four Mile Canyon intersection).

Boulder Flycasters has purchased and installed a commemorative bench to honor Gordon Wickstrom for his long time contribution to Boulder Flycasters.  Gordon passed away September 18, 2014 and we have been working on a way to remember him and his contribution over the years.
Boulder Flycasters board agreed that he should be honored in a lasting way by placing a Gordon Wickstrom bench at our BFC Memorial Park, which is located 2.8 miles from the mouth of Boulder Canyon, next to Gordon’s beloved Boulder Creek.

As an added note:  When the Flycasters built the park, Gordon spoke at the dedication.

Members and friends of Boulder Flycasters and Gordon will gather there on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m.
We have invited Gordon’s wife, Betty, and her family to the dedication.
We hope to have a great turnout to remember Gordon.
Bob Bush,  Board Member
(The Bronco Game is that evening, so no one will miss the action!)

Boulder Creek Cleanup Community Event

September 20 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

FRA clean up

After a wonderful summer that saw thousands of people enjoying time in Boulder Canyon, we have noticed that many areas along Boulder Creek in the canyon are unfortunately full of trash. Join Front Range Anglers, Boulder County Parks & Open Space and other community members for a trash clean-up day to bring the canyon back to the beautiful place that we all love to spend time in.

Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at Front Range Anglers (2344 Pearl St.) and after car-pooling into the canyon, clean-up will begin at 10 a.m. We’ll wrap up the day back at the shop at 1 p.m. with a BBQ event!  With the water at its current low level, you are welcome to bring the whole family out to help. We’ll provide all the trash bags, but we recommend you bring your own gloves and wear clothes that you’re prepared to get dirty. Water levels don’t require waders, but you’re welcome to wear yours if you like. We do recommend wearing some type of footwear that can get wet and has good traction though (either your fishing boots, or river shoes).





Join the Boulder Flycasters Chapter of TU and Rep Your Water for a celebration! Part 4-year anniversary party for Rep Your Water, part benefit for a Boulder Creek improvement project by the Boulder Flycasters.  This is a gathering of river conservation enthusiasts not to be missed!

When:  This Saturday June 13th, 2015, 4:30-Sundown

 Where:  Rep Your Water Headquarters
@ the Erie Airport

               2546 S Main St Unit B
Erie, CO 80516

Cost:  Adults: $10.00 gets you in and food and beer while they last; $35.00 gets you in, food and beer while they last and a limited edition Bash 4 Boulder Creek hat.

Kids:  $5.00 gets you in and food while it lasts (no non-alcoholic beverages available).

Purchase tickets here!

Your ticket includes beer from Avery Brewing company, wings from The Post while supplies last, live music from Dusty Catfish and good company.  100% of the proceeds from this event, including the sales of the limited edition hat donated by Anthem Branding, go to the Boulder Flycasters’ Creek improvement project!




June 13th, 4:30pm to Sunset at Erie Airport

It is Rep Your Water’s 4 year anniversary and their throwing a party to benefit Boulder Flycaster’s efforts to restore and improve habitat on Boulder Creek!  See more at:

bash 4 boulder creek

Kids Fishing Pond Note

BFC donated $5,000 toward the ongoing reconstruction of the Evert Pierson kids’ fishing pond. The card below is from the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation.

We look forward to having this great resource available for the future anglers of Boulder!

kids pond card