Artifishal is a film about the high cost—environmental, financial and cultural—of hatcheries and fish farms, and our mistaken reliance on human-engineered solutions. It explores our loss of faith in nature, and the impact on communities and ecosystems as wild salmon slide toward extinction.
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For those not familiar with ARC, the Animas River Community Forum came together in response to the Gold King Mine spill incident. The Forum's role is sharing and disseminating information related to the spill, the 416 fire, and the subsequent recoveries. .
Join us at the La Plata County Fairgrounds for the June ARC meeting.
Kara Armano from 5RTU will join Ty Churchwell and Garrett Hanks from Trout Unlimited as keynote speakers at the forum, discussing the state of the Animas River from the headwaters through town.
Ty will present an update on the Animas headwaters.
Garrett will be discussing the San Juan Cutthroat Trout and what it means for the Animas.
Kara will talk about the state of the Animas fishery and the bug life.
The Forum is free and open to the public.
Given all the precipitation we’ve experienced this winter and spring, we thought it would be fun to get together for a low-key, informal social event where you can have a beer, talk with other anglers and take a stab at guessing what the date and the peak flow on the Animas will be this year.
Closest to the actuals will be rewarded with a prize once the numbers are in.
The banquet is 5RTU’s one and only annual fundraiser. One-hundred percent of all proceeds from the banquet goes towards our mission.
For more information, including a preview of some of the items available for auction, go to the Spring Banquet page on the website (coming soon).
NEW DATE; SAME TIME AND PLACE
Now we’re talking. Who turns down an opportunity to attend a happy hour?
This is a great way for members of two like-minded organizations to get together and share a drink - or two. For those who don’t know, Braided is a community of women coming together to learn, travel, and fish together.
Meet new anglers while getting to getting to know a little more about each other as well as our respective organizations.
Open to the Public
This year, the 2019 F3T will take you from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia, British Columbia to the coast of Australia and more!
There are two shows. The first show starts at 4pm. The second show starts at 8pm. Tickets for each show are sold separately.
You can support your local fly shop and get discount tickets at Duranglers, or you can go to the Film Tour’s website where tickets are $18.
Head into the 2019 fishing season armed with new information on techniques and gear.
The first 30 people through the Duranglers doors will get a free bag of swag, with one lucky person getting a $100 Duranglers Gift Card. There will be sales on a wide selection of items at the store as well as free drawings throughout the day.
Stop by Duranglers for more information.
Schedule of Events
8:00-11:00am @ Duranglers
Mike Sulkosky, “Fly Tying Demo”
8:45-9:15am @ Duranglers
Dustin Carlson, Hatch Reels Sales Rep, “Hatch Reels: What Does it Mean to be Finatical”
9:45-10:15am @ Duranglers
Scott Harkins, Simms Sales Rep, “What’s New With Simms”
10:45-11:15am @ Duranglers
Erik Johnson, Fishpond Sales Rep, “Fishpond: Born and Raised in Colorado”
12:00 Noon @ Folsom Park - “Lunch on Duranglers”
12:00-2:00pm @ Folsom Park
Erik Johnson and Theo Anest, “Casting with Erik and Theo”
12:00-2:00pm @ Folsom Park
Dave Allen, Patagonia Sales Rep, “Patagonia Boots Built by Danner”
2:45-3:30pm @ Duranglers
Mike Sulkosky, “Secrets to Success on the San Juan”
4:00pm @ Duranglers - “Grand Prize Drawing “
Kick off to the Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival featuring Hank Patterson, self-proclaimed fishing expert, guide and funny man. Hank’s presentation is entitled “How to Make an Award Winning Film Tour Film”
Social from 6:30 - 7:00pm / Presentation from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Tickets are $8 and are available at Duranglers and at the door.
Like Colorado, the license year begins April 1 and ends March 31 the following year. Licenses are valid for one license year only. The cost for an annual, non-resident license is $56.00.
In addition to a New Mexico Fishing License or Game-hunting & Fishing License, once each license year - April 1–March 31 - anglers must purchase a Habitat Management & Access Validation (HMAV). The HMAV is not required for anglers 17 years of age or younger, or in conjunction with any free fishing license or privilege.
Go to the New Mexico Game & Fish site for more information.
Click here to see the New Mexico fishing rules and information.
Your 2018-2019 Colorado fishing license expires on March 31st.
Note: annual fees will change with the 2019-2020 season. The annual resident license has gone from $25 to $33. Senior license (ages 65+) and youth (ages 16-17) are now $8.
Licenses can be bought at retail locations or at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website. For more information, including participating retail locations, go to the CP&W website.
Nick’s presentation will be on fishing New Mexico’s Rio Grande and Red River.
“Explore one of the west’s last undiscovered rivers and learn about different sections, access points and strategies. Discover how the Rio Grande del Norte Monument came to exist as a public lands victory, and how a small Trout Unlimited chapter is helping save a mining town and a river.”
Nick, along with his wife Chrissy, opened the Taos Fly Shop in 2004 and also run the guide service that operates from the shop. Nick has been guiding for over 20 years and was a member of the 1998 Junior Fly Fishing Team USA. He has fished and guided from Alaska to Argentina, and is known for his passion to teach anglers of all skill levels through classes and guiding. Nick also owns The Reel Life in Santa Fe.
Nick has also done considerable volunteer work for conservation groups like Trout Unlimited and the Wildlife Federation. In recent years, Nick was the driving force behind the Red River Habitat improvement project, which raised nearly 1 million dollars for habitat restoration on the Lower Red River.
Nick is the son of famed fly fisherman Taylor Streit, who has guided anglers in Northern New Mexico since the late ‘70s and literally wrote the book on fly fishing New Mexico. His uncle Jackson owns and operates The Mountain Angler in Breckenridge, Co and has authored the book Fly Fishing Colorado.
The Gala is Colorado TU’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Last year over $100,000 was raised, with the funds going towards CTU’s work in youth education, protecting stream flows and temperature across the state, reintroducing and protecting native fish, and preserving and restoring fisheries and their watersheds.
While the event is held in Denver, there is an opportunity to participate through the online bidding process for the silent and live auctions. Bidding begins about a week prior to the event and reserve bids may be placed for any live auction items that catches your eye. Prizes in the past have ranged from fishing trips, fishing gear, nights out on the town, art, and more.
Hosted by Pine Needle Dry Goods and 5RTU and featuring Bryan Huskey and Sascha Clark Danylchuk. There is no cost to the event.
Keepemwet® is about releasing fish in the best condition possible. It’s a motto for minimizing air exposure, eliminating contact with dry surfaces, and reducing handling.
To learn more about Keepemwet® and their mission, click here