Overview of CSU Fly Fishing Club

The CSU Fly Fishing Club formed in 2016 as a way for students to get together and enjoy fly fishing, as well as to participate in aquatic conservation. We are a Chapter of the Trout Unlimited (TU) 5 Rivers program. 5 Rivers is the collegiate program of TU, a national organization that promotes coldwater conservation through fly fishing.

The CSU Fly Fishing Club is open to students of all knowledge and skill levels. You don’t have to know anything about fly fishing or aquatic conservation to join – we can teach you! We have fishing outings, fly tying get-togethers, conservation projects, guest speakers, and more. This club is a great way to share knowledge and experiences, meet like-minded individuals, and connect with the angling community at large.

Here are some highlights of previous years: Gunnison Salmon Fishing Trip – Catching Sockeye salmon with the Gunnison 5 Rivers club every fall is always a blast! 5 Rivers rendezvous – TU 5 Rivers puts on a FREE gathering for all clubs in the Midwest/western US every year! The rendezvous is sponsored by Costa and Simms, and there are a ton of free giveaways, activities, conservation projects, and fishing (often on private water).

For additional information on how to join and where/when we meet:

Email the Club: csuflyfish@gmail.com

Email the Club’s Faculty Advisor: brett.johnson@colostate.edu

Follow on Facebook:   CSU Fly Fishing Club
Follow on Instagram: @csuflyfishing

View our up to date calendar of upcoming events and trips at this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/4?cid=Y3N1Zmx5ZmlzaEBnbWFpbC5jb20 

Spring 2019 Events

All events listed are subject to change. Guest speakers for meetings are announced 1-2 weeks in advance. This list does not include tentative conservation and fishing outing dates! Email csuflyfish@gmail.com for more information or with questions.

Tues. Feb. 5that 6pm – First Meeting in Wagar 133

Sat. Feb 9th– Ice Fishing Derby w/ CU Boulder Club

Wed. Feb 13that 6:30pm – Flies, Films, and Foam – movie showing in collaboration with St. Pete’s Fly Shop at New Belgium Brewing. Ticket sales support conservation. Tickets are for sale at St. Pete’s, $10, cash only.

Tues. Feb 19that 6pm – Second Meeting – WyCoFlyCo guest presentation.

Tues. Mar 5that 6pm – Third Meeting

Spring Break – Pyramid Lake Fishing Trip

Tues. Mar 26that 6pm – Fourth Meeting

Tues. Apr 9th– Fifth Meeting

Tues. Apr 16th @ 6:30pm – Casting Clinic – Learn to Fly Cast!  Whether you want to learn how to cast for the first time, or perfect that double haul, join us on the Oval for a quick casting clinic! No sign up required.

Sat Apr. 20th – Conservation Project at Robert’s Ranch We are working with the Society for Conservation Biology to do some conservation work on Robert’s Ranch, a conservation easement near the Poudre Canyon. More details and sign up to come!

Tues. Apr 23rd  @ 6pm, Wagar 232 – Yellowstone Lake Trout Presentation Join us for pizza, shirt pick up, and a presentation from Paul Bunker.  Paul is a local TU member and an advocate of the Yellowstone National Park Volunteer Fly Fishing Program. He will be talking about the volunteer program and cover the current status of the lake trout situation in Yellowstone Lake.

Sat. April 27 10am-6pm Fly Fishing Olympics  SAVE THE DATE! We will host the second annual fly fishing olympics – you could win a brand new 45L cooler from OTTER!  Novice and experienced anglers alike can compete to take home the trophy and the cooler, as well as win a variety of other prizes from Up The Poudre, Otter Shop, Trout Savers, and more! Points are awarded for fishing, picking up trash, casting competitions, and more. We will meet at Lee Martinez Park, and go to the Poudre for fishing portions. Sign up HERE.

Tues. April 30 @ 6pm, Wagar 133 – Rendezvous Trip Meeting  If you plan to attend the rendezvous, please plan to attend the trip meeting to coordinate rides and run through what to expect.

Fri. May 3 – Sun. May 5 – TU Costa 5 Rivers Rendezvous  Some space is available for this event. Come out to Diamond J Ranch near Meredith, CO and fish the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork with 5 Rivers club members from around the western US! Sign up HERE.

Tues. May 7th@ 6pm, Wagar 232 – Final Meeting & Elections Join us for the final club gathering of the year.  If you’re interested in running for an officer position, let us know and we’re happy to answer any questions!

Fri. May 10 – Sat. May 11 – Lady Anglers Trip ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! This will be an overnight trip to Wyoming for one night. You will need to purchase Wyoming Fishing License. We will be staying by Grey Reef or Fremont. Sign up and trip leader contact can be found HERE.