Boulder Creek Community Dinner

May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Boulder Creek Restoration – Flatirons Park Project

We need your help to raise the $85,000 needed for The Flatirons Park project. This 2016/2017 project will improve habitat and stream flow in Boulder Creek from Foothills Parkway downstream for about 3/4 mile.

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This project will:

  • Establish a stream channel shape in balance with the current flow
  • Construct natural instream features that provide for the habitat needs of native and sport fish:
    • Timber and cobble habitat
    • Excavating small pools
    • Creating an over-winter low flow channel
    • Protect existing vegetation from further erosion
  • Plant native riparian vegetation to stabilize banks and provide shade and overhead cover
Boulder Flycasters has:

  • A proven record of success on stream restoration projects including Rogers Park on Boulder creek and several stretchs on South Boulder creek
  • Experience working collaboratively with various agencies, government entities and other non-profits
  • Success organizing large groups of volunteers for ‘in-kind’ work
  • Long-term dedication to local community

Support the fundraising effort by attending the
Boulder Creek Restoration Community Dinner!

Friday May 20th – Doors open at 6 PM
Odd Fellows Lodge – 1543 Pearl St. Boulder CO 80302

$55 per person / $100 per couple
Enjoy drinks and dinner with fellow conservationists
Dinner and Drinks
Silent and Live auctions

Consider becoming a sponsor

Honorable $10,000
includes table for 8 and raffles
Gold $5,000
includes table for 8
Silver $2,500
includes entry for 4
Bronze $1,000
includes entry for 4

Boulder Flycasters Chapter meeting – Fly Fishing the Gunnison Gorge

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 UntitledAnglers.  Derek is a Colorado Native, and is now an assistant manager and guide with BCA.

Blue River stretch loses Gold Medal status

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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.Upper 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/

2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour

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!

Costa Presents
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour – Boulder, CO
Wed · March 30, 2016
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
Fly Shops – $15 Online $19
Discount tickets ($15) available at…Rocky Mountain Anglers & Front Range Anglers 

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Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park — BFC Chapter Meeting

 

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

kirks-big-t-fishKirk 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. Kirks

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 [http://www.tu.org/conservation/program-listing/western-abandoned-mines]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!