Jenny Creek

Jenny Creek is a South Boulder Creek tributary originating in the Rollins Pass area.  Over the years a section of the stream has rerouted onto an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail.  The result is that about 7/10 of a mile of fish habitat and migration has been virtually ruined.  The United States Forest Service approached Boulder Flycasters about partnering with them on a restoration effort.  Initial details of the project are described on the Boulder Flycasters web page under “conservation”.

The South Platte, Mastering Technical Water with Duane Redford


When: April 2, 6:30 PM

Where: Upslope Tasting Room

Flatiron Park

1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301

The key to mastering the rivers full of selective trout is technique. “Technical water” mastery begins and ends with select and purposeful fly fishing practices. Join Duane Redford as he breaks down the techniques used to pick up selectively feeding, highly pressured fish. In this presentation you will learn to “crack the code” using nymphing and dry-double drop techniques wrapped around a systematic approach designed to enhance every outing.

Duane Redford, a professional fly fishing guide with Flies n Lies in Deckers Colorado, spends the majority of his days guiding on the South Platte River below Deckers. He began his fly fishing career fishing the Rocky Mountain West, and has been toting a fly rod for better than four decades.


The Effects of a Changing Climate on Fish and Wildlife

When:   March 19, 6:00 PM
Where:  Upslope Tasting Room
Flatiron Park
1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301

Beyond Season end

Join the National Wildlife Federation, Colorado Trout Unlimited, Boulder Flycasters and local anglers in taking a closer look at the impacts of drought, rising temperatures and extreme weather events on fish and wildlife. The evening will feature a showing of Climate Change in Colorado: Beyond Season’s End followed by a presentation.  This will be great chance to meet like minded sportsmen and women and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention, your first Beer is compliments of the National Wildlife Federation! 

An evening with Landon Mayer: A Boulder Flycasters Flood Recovery Fund Raiser

When:   March 5, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Twisted Pine Brewing Co.  3201 Walnut, Boulder CO.

Come join us for a fun fund raising event for the Boulder Flycasters flood recovery project to repair the Boulder Kids Fishing Pond near the Boulder Creek path. At this event we will have a silent auction, and a raffle for some cool fishing gear. Our host for the night is the Twisted Pine Brewery who will be graciously donating 10% of the sales of food and drink to the cause.

Landon Mayer is fly fishing guide in the Florissant, CO area, calling the South Platte River his home waters. He has been guiding on these waters for the past sixteen years, as well as one year in Alaska.

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Passion and love for the sport of fly fishing is what motivates Landon. His success in catching trout is fueled by an addiction of pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Landon also displays enthusiasm in teaching and demonstrating his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers. Through trial/ error and perseverance, he has developed innovative techniques for sighting, hooking, and landing selective trout. He is sharing these techniques and secrets in his books titled “Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing” Stackpole/Headwater Books for 2011, “Sight Fishing for Trout” Stackpole Books new for 2010, “How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life” published by Wild River Press 2007, and his DVD’s “Landing the Trout of Your Life” 2007 and “Weapons of Bass Production” 2008 featuring John Barr produced by Mad Trout Media.

Landon Mayer is a contributing writer for High Country Angler, and Fly Fisherman Magazine he has also been featured major publications such as, Fly Rod and Reel, American Angler, South West Fly Fishing, and Fish and Fly. He currently teaches by guiding, fly-fishing classes, and gives presentations on his techniques. Landon is an ambassador for Simms fly-fishing apparel and is a advisory team member of Simms, Ross Reels, 3M/ Scientific Angler, Smith Optics, Ross World Wide, Fish Pond, Out Cast, and Casio ProTrek watches.


You Can Help “Protect Our Rivers”

River license plate

After a long and seemingly insufferable wait, Coloradoans can finally purchase the Protect Our Rivers license plate for their vehicles! Show the world that you care about Colorado’s rivers!

Originally conceived by the brain trust at Colorado Trout Unlimited, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the plate are dedicated to river conservation and restoration across Colorado. Purchasers can display their pride in home-state rivers and streams while giving directly to their care and improvement. Other organizations aside from TU will also be able to nominate stream restoration projects for funding opportunities, bringing a more collaborative mechanism into the health of the state’s coldwater fisheries.

Here is how to get yours:
1) Jump on the web and navigate to to fill out a simple form.
2) Pay the fully tax-deductible, one-time $25 donation on that site.
3) A personalized certificate will be e-mailed to you.
4) Take this certificate (and any other required docs, such as registration, proof of insurance, etc.) to your local county Department of Motor Vehicles office and present it to the clerk.
5) Pay the one-time $50 special plate fee to the DMV, plus the normal registration fee (will be prorated based on where you are in your renewal cycle).
6) The DMV will hand you your plate immediately – you do a fist pump!
7) Post a photo of your phat new plate via Instagram (@protectourrivers) or on
8) Tell all your friends how awesome you are!

Your contribution to this program provides a much-needed, dedicated nest-egg for river restoration projects that directly affect guiding and angling opportunities across Colorado.

EPA releases Bristol Bay Assessment describing potential impacts to salmon and water from copper, gold mining

Release Date: 01/15/2014
Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454,

Agency launched study after requests for action to protect Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale mining

(Seattle – Jan. 15, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Bristol Bay Assessment describing potential impacts to salmon and ecological resources from proposed large-scale copper and gold mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The report, titled “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska,” concludes that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed poses risks to salmon and Alaska Native cultures. Bristol Bay supports the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, producing nearly 50 percent of the world’s wild sockeye salmon with runs averaging 37.5 million fish each year.

For more on Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine go here and here