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Last Cast | Days of Speculation

Days of Speculation Mark Konishis As a fellow wildlife officer and I watched a deer decoy on a mountain road, we laughed about each ticket we wrote. We thought about the embarrassed hunters who couldn’t resist the temptation to shoot at our artificial buck. On nights...

February | A note from the Editor

We always like to include pictures in the newsletter. If you have some good ones that you are willing to share, please email them to mbjones@adams.edu. In addition to pictures, the editor would like to receive stories that could be featured in the Last Cast portion of...

February | A few lines from the President

I always like start off with a snowpack check in February and as I write this the Rio Grande Basin is at around 108%. That’s a good sign but as with most winters here, March and April really tell the tale of how the runoff will go. Normally those are two of the...

CTU River Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp

CTU River Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp Registration Open Since 2006, CTU has sponsored a River Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp for youth between the ages of 14-18. This year, the camp is in Almont, CO from June 7-13, 2020. Registration deadline is...

December | Member News

Welcome to our new members: David Breece, Les Kuzior, George McDonald, Kent Mitchell, Jimmy Quirico, and Jay Yeager! Welcome also to a member who has just transferred in: Timothy Hogsett! Thanks to our renewing members and contributors: Blaine Burt, Duane Bussey, Cole...

December | Colorado TU News

Please mark your calendars for the best event of the year for river and angling enthusiasts – the 2020 Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This annual gathering at Mile High Station in Denver is a fun evening of food and drink and raising...

December | A note from the Editor

We always like to include pictures in the newsletter. If you have some good ones that you are willing to share, please email them to mbjones@adams.edu.  In addition to pictures, the editor would like to receive stories that could be featured in the Last Cast portion...

December | A few lines from the President

It was great to see some of you at the Flies and Lies meeting last month. Thanks to all that could make it and thanks to all of you that brought along your fly tying equipment. The fly tying generated a lot of interest not only with chapter members but other patrons...

News from Project Healing Waters Fly-fishing

Stan Price, program leader for the San Luis Valley Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing, and the veterans who participate in this worthy project, are pleased to announce the Winter 2019/2020 schedule of activities, listed below. If you are a disabled veteran and would...

Last Cast | A Few Thoughts on Tying Flies

A Few Thoughts on Tying Flies Marty Jones I had been fly-fishing for only a few months when I became convinced that tying flies was a logical next step in my evolution as a fisherman. This was likely a consequence of conversations with the folks who got me started...

November | A few lines from the President

Thanks to everyone that was able to make it to our October Meeting. We had a good crowd and all enjoyed the presentation from Chris Pitcher of Riverbend Engineering. It was great to see what Chris has been working on for the Conejos Lower Meadows Project and everyone...

November | A note from the Editor

We always like to include pictures in the newsletter. If you have some good ones that you are willing to share, please email them to mbjones@adams.edu. In addition to pictures, the editor would like to receive stories that could be featured in the Last Cast portion of...

November | Member News

Welcome to our new members: Dan Gibson-Reinemer, Tom Magness, Josh Robertson and Keith Terpstra! Thanks to our renewing members and contributors: Revere Berryman, John Bullington, Graham Jones, Martin Jones, Pete Magee, Rick Moisio, Manuel Pacheco, Richard Rivera,...

Area Shops and Guide Services

Area Shops and Guide Services (we encourage your support of these folks - they support us!) Arkansas River Fly Shop, 7500 W. US Hwy 50, Salida, CO  81201  (719) 539-3474 Broadacres Ranch, 25671 Highway 149, Creede, CO  81130  (719) 658-2291 Fox Creek Store, 26573 Hwy....

This Month’s Program | Flies and Lies | November 2019

Join SLV TU for our annual holiday gathering to tie flies and tell lies (oops, I mean stories - fisherfolks never misrepresent the truth). Bring your tools and materials (and probably a lamp and extension cord) and show others your favorite patterns, or just come to...

Chapter News | October’s Meeting

Nearly 20 folks listened to an excellent presentation by Chris Pitcher of Riverbend Engineering, who reported on plans for our project in the Meadows section of the Conejos River, just below Platoro Reservoir. Chris spent several days surveying prior work and...

Last Cast | Moose on the Loose

Last Cast Moose on the Loose | Jeff Jones | Back in the late 90s and into the early 2000s, my family often visited a friend’s cabin on the Conejos, and almost every time we went up there, we’d stop at the now closed Fox Creek store and I’d ask what flies were working...

September | A Note from the Editor

We always like to include pictures in the newsletter. If you have some good ones that you are willing to share, please email them to mbjones@adams.edu.  In addition to pictures, the editor would like to receive stories that could be featured in the Last Cast portion...

September | Member News

Welcome to a member who just transferred in:  Gary Kissick! Thanks to our renewing members and contributors: Michael Blenden, James Callard, Bob Irvine, Mark Konishi, Al Lujan, Dennis Ortiz, Stan Price, Matthew Sanford, Larry Sveum, and Errol Sweetser! If your name...

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