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Fly Fishing Section

 

The Fly Fishing Section promotes the aquatic habitat of the Colorado Rockies.  We meet monthly on the third Thursday at 7 pm from March thru September.  Our meetings feature guest speakers on topics such as entomology and local hot spots.  The general public is welcome.  We also conduct seminars and clinics on topics like casting, fly tying, nymphing and drag free drift.  Service projects for stream sampling, stream cleanup, hosting wounded warriors, and trail work are also supported.   We lead fly fishing trips in Colorado and adjoining states.   Introductory Fly Fishing School and Fly Tying School are held annually for our members.



How do I Join this Section?

 

Select this section when you sign up for your new CMC membership. This section FREE to join as a CMC member.

If you are already a member, just give us a call at 303.279.3080 or email office@cmc.org and we will set up your membership.


Activities

 

Fly Fishing School

The Fly Fishing School is designed for beginners but can be great for those with more experience. Basic information regarding knots, clothing, gear, stream structure, fish behavior, casting and fishing techniques are covered in this course.

Fly Tying School

The Fly Tying School is designed for beginners. The school consists of 2-4 classes with instruction on 6-8 widely useful flies. Emphasis is placed on techniques, applicable to many other patterns.. Tying equipment and materials are provided in the tuition.

Monthly Meetings with Guest Speakers and Educational Open Forum Discussion

The Fly Fishing Section meets monthly on the third Thursday from March through September. Our meetings start with an Educational Open Form discussion at 6:15 pm and follow with a featured guest speaker from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Clinics and Instructional Trips

Fly Tying Clinic: Fly Tying Clinic: In the off season, some of our more experienced fly tiers may offer evening seminars regarding specific topics or flies. The pre-requisite experience is Fly Tying School or the equivalent. Although instructional, the presence of tiers of different skill levels makes for good discussion and exchange of ideas. This is a great way to learn new skills at higher detail.

Fly Casting Clinics: These are offered periodically throughout the season to help our members improve their casting. They may cover general or specific topics relative to casting. The clinics are led by a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor with help from some of our very experienced members. Member feedback regarding these clinics has been good, and these are an excellent opportunity to improve your skills and line control.

Instructional Trips: During the season, more experienced members of our Section may offer on river instruction in specific areas or techniques. They may cover such topics as nymph fishing, dead drift, and dry fly fishing, to name a few. This is a perfect way to delve into details of different techniques and receive instruction from an experienced member.

Service Projects

Service Projects have included Stream Sampling, river cleanup, hosting wounded warriors and trail work to fishing destination.

Social Events

Periodically social events a held at local restaurants. Once each year in the fall the Section has a Pot-Luck-Social. Most of these social events are advertised to our section members via our section mail server.

Fly Fishing Trips

Our trip leaders schedule a variety of trip types. They include: day, camping, lodging, hiking, backpacking trips. Most trips are day trips from metro Denver with destinations which range from desert streams to alpine lakes. Camping trips destinations are usually destinations greater than 2 hours from Denver. For more comfortable accommodations on extended trips, lodging is reserved by the trip leader. A few of our trip leaders enjoy backpacking to remote wilderness destinations or hiking to distant alpine lakes.