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TU chapter, the Boulder Flycasters, is now accepting
applications from students aged 14 to 18 for a scholarship to
attend the Colorado Trout Unlimited Rivers Conservation and
Fly Fishing Youth Camp. Colorado Trout Unlimited hosts this
annual week-long youth camp to introduce students to key
principles of conservation and fly fishing. The 2007 camp will
be held June 10-16 at the Peace Ranch near Basalt, Colorado.
If you know of any interested candidates, see below for more
Applications are available online on the
CTU web site click
Hope to hear from you
February Newsletter Quiz Prize is a Fishpond Blizzard Soft
HERE TO TAKE THE
|SO, WHAT'S A YELLOW FISH?|
Villiers from South Aftica caught this one on a San Juan Worm.
Africa supports many Barbus species. I'm told these fish are
fast becoming a very sought-after resource.
to Craig, "General practice for the small mouth variety of
yellow fish is upstream nymphing using a control and dropper
system (sometimes two droppers). Sparsely tied nymphs seem to
work best. Most control nymphs are weighted caddis types
(often Czech tied) and the droppers can be anything from rock
worms (san juan, atomic, etc), flashbacks, dragon flies, zaks,
hot spots, and so on. Beetle patterns can work as well. In my
experience most fish seem to eat the droppers. Strike
indicators are preferred. Sight fishing depends on water
clarity (in Africa very much a result of rainfalls) and
feeding habits (e.g. tailing). Under right conditions, small
mouths can be taken on dry flies. Large mouth yellows (SA
record 48,5lbs but more likely at 10lbs) are more ambush
predators that tend to eat in calmer, deeper water. They will
take a variety of sinking flies like a woolly bugger, etc."
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|WE'RE JUST A LITTLE JEALOUS|
of Texas "Here's my Texas Redfish - it weighed 29 lbs. - one
pound short of the fly fishing record of 30 lbs. I caught it
with Capt. Billy Trimlbe in June. I HOPE TO BREAK THE RECORD
|NOW WE'RE REALLY JEALOUS!|
|José Rodrigues of Portugal was in Los Roques in
during Christmas Holidays and you can see he had a terrible
|WHAT FLIES SHOULD SHOULD I TAKE ON THE ABOVE
|Record Striped Bass
A 43-pound, 12-ounce striped
bass caught at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel by Harry
Huelsbeck of Norfolk is a pending fly fishing world record in
the men’s 20-pound tippet class.
Huelsbeck was fishing
at night, just before the 12/31 2006 close of the Chesapeake
Bay striper season, when he watched the monster striper inhale
his mega-size Clouser fly.
The current 20-pound men’s
tippet class is a 36-pound,
6-ounce catch from Raritan Bay,
N.J., made April 2002 by Richard Fink.
|Abel Reels Post a Record
CAMARILLO, Calif. – Abel
Reels produced 56 International Gamefish Association (IGFA)
Fly-Fishing World Records during 2006 – Number One in the
industry – announced the record-keeping organization. It was
the most World Records for any fly reel manufacturer.
|THE BIG RED
The ANNUAL NEBRASKA PIKE
TRIP has been scheduled for May 11 to 13, 2007 and IT'S
ALREADY HALF FULL.
GET ME ON THE
|Hiassen Records Historic Win at Islamorada
Carl Hiaasen captured the
grand champion title at the 40th annual Islamorada All-Tackle
Bonefish Tournament, representing only the second time in the
tournament's 40-year history that an angler has won grand
champion honors fishing with a fly rod.
|The Red Tide
The fish kills that stem
from the Red Tide in Florida are most unsettling
|How to Tie the Bimini Twist
I'll bet she can tie
|Hunting Dogtooth Tuna in the Coral Sea
Would you like to fish in
unexplored salt waters for inshore and blue water species over
a three week period off the coast of Australia? Naturally you
would stay on a luxurious 92-foot mother ship and have 700
pounds of fishing gear to choose from. Capt. Ted Lund, editor
of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and contributing editor for
Sport Fishing, had such an opportunity. When asked for a
description he said that it was like being on a hunting safari
in Africa with Teddy Roosevelt. Listen to Ted describe this
incredible adventure on Ask About Fly Fishing Radio.
|Despite changes, sport of fly fishing has not
Bill Thompson wrote a short column which I think is very
debatable. See what you think.
|WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!
Sea Kayaks are
great fun unless you have company
|Cross Over Flies
The incredible array of new
materials being deployed in saltwater fly tying have
tremendous possibilities in fresh water applications.
|Tying the Gotcha
With the Andros Island Trip
coming up, here's the go-to fly for Bonefish in the
|Special Fly Tying Class
Well known Colorado
fly tyer, Sue Armstrong, will be conducting a special class on
George Grant weaving techniques. The instruction is free but
there will be a nominal charge for the materials. It's a
tremendous opportunity to learn how to craft woven flies.
|Local Chapter News
The Boulder Flycasters
is now accepting applications from students aged 14 to 18
for the Colorado Trout Unlimited Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth
Applications are available
online at CTU and must be
received by March 15, 2007. The camp, which is scheduled for
June 10 through 16 at the Peace Ranch near Basalt, CO is
designed to educate students on the importance of coldwater
conservation and provide hands-on fly-fishing instruction.
Boulder Flycasters will be sponsoring one of those young
people for this years camp!
2007 AUCTION ~ MARCH 7,
Our 2007 Auction will be held on
Wednesday, March 7th at the Spice of Life Events Center, 5706
Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Doors will open at 4 PM. The
Silent Auction starts at 6 PM and the Verbal Auction begins at
730 PM. The Public is invited! In the meantime, we urge you to
visit and shop at the merchants listed on the auction pages.
|Attention Goose Hunters
Goose hunting is coming to an
end. Folks looking to go out and get a few birds should
contact Ron Ruhr, with Out of the Blue Guide
Ron has been hunting geese for over 30 years,
and has acquired many privately owned land leases. The few
times that I have been out with Ron we have shot our limit of
If you can't make it out this year for Canada geese,
try getting out with Ron for Snow Geese in Southern Colorado.
He will guide you on private land. Provide up to a thousand
decoys, white parkas, and well trained retriever.
price per day is $150.00 per person. There is a minimum of 4
people per party, and a max of 6 per party. If you don’t have
3 other buddies Ron can try and book you with other
Ron Ruhr 720-530-5034
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