SVATU is dedicated to community education, engagement and outreach. Accordingly, we host a variety of fun, educational events throughout the year. Please scroll below to discover more about upcoming SVATU events. All Chapter Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month ( September - April) and are held at the American Legion, 315 South Bowen Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (unless specified otherwise).
Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Join us and over 30 Expert Fly Tyers for a fun, informative day including some nice drawings and a silent auction. Admission is $20 and includes lunch. Kids under 15 are free. Hope to see you there.
Our 2017 / 2018 programs are shaping up very nicely. Please stay tuned to this page for specific dates. Or you can always check our SVATU Google Calendar here to stay up to date.
Tim Romano is an impressive and local Boulder County photographer who has had the pleasure of fly fishing and photographing some of the best fly fishing waters in the world. Involved with many projects from Field & Stream to Angling Trade, Romano has enjoyed many exciting travels in the last 15 years. Tim’s family is from the Boulder area and Tim will have a wealth of information on fly fishing travel, fly fishing photography, and hopefully some great pointers on how to improve you or your spouse’s exploits on the water.
David Nickum, Executive Director of Colorado Trout Unlimited, will be speaking as well. The focal point will be how CTU supports local chapters and how local chapters support CTU and the National organization. Grass root efforts, support, and engagement at the local level are extremely important in these endeavors. David will give us insight as to how vital the local chapters are to the overall scheme and mission of CTU in the state of Colorado and nationally for TU.
Wyoming Anglers out of Casper, WY, will also be presenting. There are few places better to indulge yourself than in Casper, WY. The North Platte River provides some of the best fly fishing anywhere in the U.S. In fact, American Angler Magazine named the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River the “Number One Big Fish Destination” in 2006. The Miracle Mile and Grey Reef tailwaters are recognized as Blue Ribbon Wyoming fly fishing destinations known for trophy sized Rainbow, Brown, and Cutthroat Trout.
Paul Vertrees from Zen Fly Fishing will also be presenting. Paul has embraced and will be presenting on Tenkara, the traditional Japanese method of fly fishing. He has extensive experience in lightweight backpacking and backcountry angling on remote streams and high lakes. In 2012, Paul became one of only a handful of certified professional Tenkara guides in the state of Colorado, and he guided both tenkara and western fly fishing trips for four seasons in the San Juan Mountain backcountry in Colorado for RIGS Fly Shop and Guide Service (Colorado’s first tenkara guide service). His writing and photographs have appeared online on his personal blog, Tenkara Tracks, with guest articles for Tenkara USA, on Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, in Backcountry Journal, and most recently in the book Tenkara Fly Fishing: Insights and Strategies, published in April 2013, to which Paul was a contributing writer/angler.
Cole Glen from San Juan Anglers is also on the calendar! Cole will be talking about fly fishing Southwest Colorado in Durango and the San Juan River.
Karen Wogsland and the Colorado Water Trust are in the fall lineup as well. The Colorado Water Trust was formed in 2001 to partner with Colorado's Instream Flow Program and amplify its work by supporting and promoting voluntary, market-based efforts to protect and restore Colorado’s streamflows. Today, the Colorado Water Trust is the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to restoring flows on Colorado's rivers using market-based transactions.