Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
Upslope Brewery, 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301, Boulder, CO
The Gunnison River in the Black Canyon and Gunnison Gorge is a Gold Medal wild trout fishery that stretches over 40 miles from Crystal Reservoir to the town of Austin and provides many diverse wading and float fishing opportunities.
The Gunnison is renowned for its large Rainbow Trout and a healthy population of Brown Trout. A float through the steep walled Gunnison Gorge, a National Conservation Area, is one of the top fly fishing trips in the lower 48. Just downstream of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Gunnison Gorge features unrivaled scenery and geology. Seeing big horn sheep, mule deer, river otters and eagles will only heighten your appreciation.
Learn about the fishing opportunities from Derek R. Kehmeier with the Black Canyon Anglers. Derek is a Colorado Native, and is now an assistant manager and guide with BCA.
The 19 mile Blue River stretch between Silverthorne to Green Mountain Reservoir has been degraded of it’s Gold Medal status by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The river still has 15 miles of it’s Gold status from the Dillon Dam to Hamilton Creek Road bridge crossing and also from Green Mountain Dam to the waterway’s confluence with the Colorado River.
The decision comes after CPW has been monitoring unnatural stream flows, sparse aquatic habitat, and low nutrient content all contributed to the decline of the water. CPW said that stretch of the river hasn’t met the Gold Medal standard for about 15 years.
“The overall goal is to maintain the integrity of the Gold Medal designation,” Jon Ewert, a CPW aquatic biologist, said in a statement. “As necessary, we will make recommendations to delist or upgrade waters, keeping in mind the intent of the designation — identifying waters where anglers can catch large, trophy-quality trout.”
Read more at http://coloradotu.org/2016/03/blue-river-loses-gold-medal-status/
The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is a one of a kind experience showcasing the best in fly fishing cinema. 2016 marks The F3T’s 10th lap around North America and this year’s lineup of films is without question the best the Tour has ever presented. From Bolivia to the Seychelles, British Columbia and Patagonia, from Saskatchewan to Zambia and Virginia to Montana, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe! https://vimeo.com/150182088
As an added attraction, A local bluegrass band, Chain Station, will be playing starting at 6PM. Come join the fun!
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour – Boulder, CO
Wed · March 30, 2016
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Fly Shops – $15 Online $19
Discount tickets ($15) available at…Rocky Mountain Anglers & Front Range Anglers
Date: March 2
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Upslope Brewery Tasting Room
1898 S Flatiron Ct.
Boulder, CO 80302
Learn about fishing in RMNP from local guide/expert Kirk Bien of Kirk’s Flyshop located in Estes Park Colorado
Kirk Bien has been fly fishing for 20 years, and guiding for 12 years. His favorite places to fly fish are Rocky Mountain National Park, specifically Forest Canyon and the Big Thompson River below Lake Estes. Kirk also guides backpacking and llama pack trips.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a protected area where fly fishing activities are balanced with efforts to restore and perpetuate natural aquatic environments and life. Populations of at least four species of trout exist in the park – brown, brook, rainbow, and cutthroat. RMNP, headwaters for the Colorado, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre, and Fall Rivers, provides high country stream and lake fishing. Fishing opportunities in the RMNP range from high country catch and release fly fishing to big lake fishing to wintertime ice fishing.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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 [http://www.tu.org/conservation/program-listing/western-abandoned-mines]
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.
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.
In 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!
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!)