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General Discussion / 2015 Rocky Mountain Flyathlon - Raffle
« Last post by trouthuntin on May 22, 2015, 01:24:35 PM »
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THE STORY:

EVENT DATE: AUG 15, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon (www.flyathlon.com) represents a synthesis of three of the West's greatest leisure activities; trail running, fly-fishing, and craft beer. Like its close cousin, the triathlon, the premise is simple... Trail running to fly fishing, followed by recovery beer… The Flyathlon movement is picking up steam, and the event has been showcased in a number of publications.
 
The 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Flyathlon will take place near Saguache, Colorado on August 15th, 2015. In conjunction with last year's event, we raised more than $6,500 for Colorado Trout Unlimited for cold water conservation and education projects within the Saguache Creek watershed and around the state of Colorado. Projects funded (in part) with 2014 funds include re-routing a significant section of trail out of a flooded meadow, allow beavers the room to create additional trout habitat, as well as the development of a trailhead sign designed to educate visitors about the Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
 
This year's event sold out in record time, and we will have 60 flyathletes again take to the woods near Saguache, Colorado to try to catch brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and perhaps even the elusive Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
 
This year's event will again raise money for Colorado's premiere cold water conservation organization, Colorado Trout Unlimited (www.coloradotu.org). Please consider contributing to this campaign to help protect one of Colorado's finest resources, our cold water rivers and streams.
 
run. fish. beer. (and donate).

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WHAT IS A FLYATHLON?
The Flyathlon is a combination Trail Run , Fly Fishing and Fundraising event pitting 60 “flyathletes” against the mountain trails, streams and wily trout of Colorado.
www.flyathlon.com

WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY?
For preservation of streams and protection of native trout species in partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited

WHAT IS MY GOAL?
Each Flyathlete is challenged to create their own sub-page within the fundraiser and attempt to rally donors to contribute. My personal goal is $2500.00.


WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?
1. A chance to win a YETI Roadie 20 Cooler (Retail value: $249.99)
a. Free shipping within Texas
b. Gift cards of equal value if out-of-state

2. a YETI 30 oz. Rambler (Retail value: $40.00)
a. Shipped anywhere in the US

HOW CAN YOU WIN?
1. YETI Roadie 20 Cooler Raffle:
a.Each $10.00 donation gets you one entry into the raffle; i.e. $20.00 = 2 entries
b. Donate at  --------- https://www.crowdrise.com/trouthuntin  ------------

2. YETI 30 oz. Rambler Raffle:
a. If you are into Twitter, follow me @trouthuntin , and
b. Retweet about the contest; that is all you have to do
c. You may win a $40.00 YETI prize for 10 seconds of your time and a couple of mouse-clicks
Roadie

NOTE:  all prizes are donated by me personally(until I can get some more sponsored prizes and only those who donate through my page will be eligible for the YETI Raffle)


Fundraising Main Site: (for more info)
https://www.crowdrise.com/2ndflyathlon

***** IMPORTANT *********
My fundraising page within the site (to be eligible for the YETI, you must go through my site page)
https://www.crowdrise.com/trouthuntin

Fundraising Ends:  8/15/15; Raffle held on or about 8/13/15

Twitter: @trouthuntin

Thanks for your consideration, and I hope meet many of you at Tuesday's meeting

Dan Gimenez
Flyathlete #46
trouthuntin@gmail.com
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Fly Fishing Gear / Bucks Bags Bronco inflatable pontoon boat
« Last post by Puck on May 22, 2015, 11:38:02 AM »
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=225890

I can't justify buying it, but it is a great little watercraft.

Puck
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It actually rained out Junction way.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

May 21, 2015 - The park is closed due to flooding . . .Water is over the low water crossing at the park entrance.

3 weeks away for our trip, and the water may be a little higher that last year!

Puck
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Outing Information Only / Re: Chocolate Bayou - Postponed until May 30
« Last post by Golden on May 22, 2015, 09:14:26 AM »
I hope your pooch is doing better day by day Bob.
Regarding the water, I have a job going on in Alvin and I can tell you that area has received a "ship" load of rain in the past month!  The run-off might be a little much for kayaking.

check this out: go to bottom of page
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08078000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060
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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by Golden on May 22, 2015, 09:06:29 AM »
I have never seen those signs either.  But that is not the way I access either. Probably to deter the vehicles from driving around the place. Sunday/Monday are supposed to be the worst weather days of the weekend. I will check out conditions on Saturday morning. Call me for conditions as I won't be on the 'puter.  Bringing the 3 wt. and 5 wt.
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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on May 21, 2015, 09:13:00 AM »
I tried to fish the ponds a couple months ago but there was a sign on the gate off the road that said "NO TRESPASSING. FINE UP TO $4000 AND UP TO A YEAR IN JAIL." It scared me off. Do y'all know what that's about? Ever had any sort of problems?

Where were the signs? I haven't been out there in a while but there are a couple of spots which are sort of default parking areas, right off W. Little York & Hollister by that stop & rob store and another one further east down W. Little York towards Langfield. All the signs I saw were set further back and just said unauthorized motor vehicles were prohibited- basically don't drive on the levees. Every time I've been to the ponds there have been people walking around for exercise and almost always somebody else fishing.
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Bob, if you would like to go and don't have a kayak, the boat that takes us across the bay rents kayaks. Also, check with the other members, maybe someone has a spare they might let you use.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: PooP Happens!
« Last post by GDSutherland on May 21, 2015, 04:22:38 AM »
Yeah... but once the Muy Guapo is back on the water it is "look out redfish!"

Sorry to hear of your rods, Mike, but a good excuse to upgrade. I may ask you to throw out a couple of mine  :o
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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by big_bad_John on May 20, 2015, 09:02:47 PM »
I tried to fish the ponds a couple months ago but there was a sign on the gate off the road that said "NO TRESPASSING. FINE UP TO $4000 AND UP TO A YEAR IN JAIL." It scared me off. Do y'all know what that's about? Ever had any sort of problems?
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Y'all have fun, I'm gonna be tarpon fishing in Florida those days.  8)
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