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CCTU Newsletter 1 Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz Inside this Special Edition: 1. Annual CCTU Conservation Auction 2. Duane Redford.

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1 CCTU Newsletter 1 Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz Inside this Special Edition: 1. Annual CCTU Conservation Auction 2. Duane Redford is the October featured speaker from Flies & Lies 3. Last Conservation Project this Year 4. Annual Election for BOD Positions 5. River Watch this Sunday! The Highlands Ranch MansionThe Highlands Ranch Mansion: An Architectural Masterpiece When: Tuesday, November 13 th PM Where: The Highlands Ranch Mansion Why: To raise money for conservation projects, youth and community education programs, and scholarships sponsored by the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited This is an opportunity you do NOT want to miss! This year, the Cutthroat Chapters Conservation Auction is going to be different from past years. New venue! Catered food! The auction will include fly fishing trips, and books, but weve added some great new (non-fishing) trips, sports memorabilia, gift certificates for local restaurants and watering holes, art, and more. This is a new venue with catered food and you will have the opportunity to tour the mansion. Catered Food Included with your ticket 1.

2 2 CCTU Newsletter Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz What will you find at the live and silent Auction? Art Fly Fishing Equipment (flies, rods, fly tying supplies) Collections of Flies like never before! Broncos, Rockies Memorabilia Great Trips: Long weekend in NYC Includes Airfare Includes Lodging Tickets to a Broadway Show Chicago Wrigley Field Rooftop experience Includes Airfare Includes Lodging Picture this Beautiful Resort in Costa Rica when it 20° in Denver Includes Airfare Includes Lodging You can Bid on any of these Bucket List Trips of a Lifetime!

3 3 CCTU Newsletter Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz Bid on even more trips for the family! Horseback Riding in Estes Park Horseback Riding in the Highlands Ranch Backcountry Come to the Auction to hear about more exciting opportunities for your family and friends! Weiminuche Wilderness Llama Pack/Fishing Trip Trail Head near Silverton, CO Largest Wilderness Area in Colorado The always popular guided fishing trips such as: o Reid Baker – Freestone Outfitters o Yampa River - Steamboat Flyfisher o Ned Parker – Breckenridge Outfitters o Green River - Old Moes Guide Services o Rocky Mountain National Park – Grizzly Peak Fly Shop More Trips to bid on! Tickets? To properly plan catering and offset some of the Auction expenses, we are selling tickets. Advance tickets are $15. Tickets sold at the door are $20. Your best opportunity to buy advance tickets will be at the CCTU Monthly Chapter Meeting, Tuesday October 16 th. Tickets purchased at the Chapter Meeting can be paid for with cash, check or credit cards. If you cant make the next Chapter Meeting but want advance tickets, please contact Gary Wiehrauch, Cam Chandler, or Mac Ishii,

4 4 2. Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz CCTU Newsletter Bring a friend to the October 16th CCTU meeting. It will be held at the usual place: South Metro Realtors Board Office at the corner of Mineral and Broadway. The fun starts at 7pm but come early to get raffle tickets – especially if you bring a guest. Besides all the fun and excitement you can expect at this months meeting John Aaron has lined up a special treat for us. You have all fished the Deckers area. Have you ever gone into Flies and Lies? You can go here and get a weekly blog and fishing report: In the Fall 2012 issue of Trout magazine published by TU, there is a book review of The Fly Fishers Playbook by Duane R. Redford of Flies and Lies. The book will help with your nymph fishing. Find out secrets of the South Platte River, hear about Duanes book, and perhaps get an autographed copy. The book is available in both Paperback and hardbound.

5 5 CCTU Newsletter Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz 3. Last Chance to earn raffle tickets for the incredible awards for those who volunteer For Conservation Projects with CCTU. The drawing is held each year at the Auction (see page 1…) Workday: Saturday, October 27 th, 2012 Project Location: Happy Meadows Project Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Volunteers Needed: 25 Workday Description: Following major in stream restoration, we will be raking and seeding disturbed areas of reconstruction. Depending on the progression of work, the project may also include transplanting native vegetation, sedges and/or willows along the rivers edge. Important Notes: CUSP will provide materials and necessary tools to complete project work. A USFS outhouse is available nearby. Events may be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather, which could create hazardous conditions for volunteers and staff. Staff will monitor weather and notify you of any changes in a timely fashion. Mandatory Requirements of Volunteers: All volunteers must complete and submit: a CUSP liability release form and volunteer sign- up sheet (for the group). Please Bring: Any applicable medicines (including epi-pen and inhalers, if needed) Sun block and sun glasses (or safety glasses) Layered clothing appropriate for outdoor work Waders – if you have them A container for water, the use of reusable containers is encouraged, refills will be provided Directions to Happy Meadows from Hwy 24 (from the east): Take Hwy 24 west through Lake George About one mile west of Lake George, turn right on county rd. 77 (towards Tarryall Reservoir) Turn right at CR 112, (approximately 1.4 mile), then turn right at the T Meet at the first large pullout, before Happy Meadows campground – signs will mark the site Contact Jim Klug at to volunteer or about carpooling.

6 6 4. CCTU Newsletter Volume V #1 October 2012 Editors: Mike Myers/Bob Getz Our next CCTU meeting is at our normal 3 rd Tuesday (October 16 th ) at the Southwest Metro Realtors Office at Mineral and Broadway. Here is your slate of candidates for CCTU Board of Directors for 2013: President: Jim Long Outgoing: Sharon Lance Vice President: TBA Outgoing: Jim Long Treasurer: Ken James Secretary: Susan Grim Program Chair: John Aaron Conservation Chair: Jim Klug Auction Chair: TBA Outgoing: Cam Chandler Communications Chair: Bob Getz Outgoing: Mike Myers Membership Chair: Allen Adinoff Director of Fly Tying Activities: Richard Pilatzke We cant say THANK YOU !!!! Enough to Sharon Lance for all she has done for CCTU/TU. Please say thanks at the meeting. Last Minute Volunteer Opportunity : A reminder that River Watch collection of water samples and macroinvertibrates (bugs) is this coming Sunday. We could use another 3-4 volunteers. If you can participate, please contact Jim R. ( ) or me ( ). The river is fairly low and should be easy to fish if you wish to make a day of it. Hopefully the crowds are gone. Your help will be appreciated. Bill Honeyfield 5.


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