LVTU Meeting – March 28th 6pm

Our March meeting will be on Thursday March 28th from 6pm-7pm.
The location is at the UW Union room 203 (Big Horn Room) on the second floor.

University of Wyoming Union Location info is here.

Things to cover will be:

– Preliminary film tour planning/organization for the April 18 event.  Promo/tickets/etc.
– Summary of G&F/BLM/USFS coordination meeting – info and possible TU volunteer opportunities
– City wide cleanup day info for April 20th

We will have presale discount tickets for the Film tour available at the meeting.

Take care everyone and hope to see you on the 28th!

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Meeting Jan 24th 6pm

Hello everyone!  We have our first meeting of the new year this Thursday January 24th at 6pm at the Lincoln Community Center.  Cory Toye will be here to talk about legislation and the TU Western Water Project.  We had a nice article about the meeting published today in the Laramie Boomerang.  The article is located here.  Hope to see you all there on Thursday.

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Wyo Game And Fish Instream Flow X-Stream Angler Program

Wyoming Game and Fish have a new program in place as of July 1st, to increase awareness of the importance of instream flow and its effects on fisheries statewide.  There are some local waters here in southeast Wyoming that make up part of the 130 different instream flows in the program.

More information on the instream flow and x-stream angler program is available on the Wyoming G&F website at:

and at:


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New LVTU Promo Video

Our own Jeff McDonald has just posted a great new promotional video he put together for the chapter.   Well done Jeff!

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Symposium And Film Tour Friday April 27th

F3T Film Tour On Friday April 27th

We are 8 days away from the big Fly Fishing Film Tour and Fly Fishing Symposium here in Laramie.  Mark your calendars for Friday April 27th and plan to come out and spend the day and evening with us.  You can find a good summary of the day here:

The Fly Fishing Symposium is FREE.

The Film Tour tickets are $10 ahead of time at Four Seasons Anglers or $12 at the door and online at the Fly Film Tour website.  Students with a valid UWYO ID are Free!

There are some GREAT raffle prizes this year as well.  Raffle tickets will be available at the Film tour door $1 each or 6 for $5.

We have guided trips, fly boxes packed full of flies, and much more.  Raffle items and sponsorship of our event has been tremendous.  Here is just a quick rundown of some of the great companies and people supporting us and that have provided funding or prizes.


Trout Unlimited – LVTU
UW Fly Casters Club
UW Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources
UW Berry Center
UW Copy Center in the Student Union
Four Seasons Anglers
North Platte River Fly Shop
Todd Spivey
On The Fly Productions
Glacier Outdoors
Frogg Toggs
Skinny Water Culture
Felt Soul Media
Flymen Fishing Company
Irideus Fly Fishing
Lamson Reels
Ross Reels
Abel Reels
North Fork Composites
Benchmade Knifes
Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine
Ben Kordon
Scott Fly Rods
Don and Sons
Upslope Brewing
Scientific Anglers
Costas Sunglasses
Flyfish Journal
Outdoor Channel
Flying Pig

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Spring Creek Cleanup

Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited had a team of volunteers out on Spring Creek this past weekend as part of the city wide Laramie Cleanup Day.  Thanks to everyone that came out and helped out.  We had a good time out on the creek and found some odd things.  Tim found a package of flies which I am sure he will put into full use this summer.  Jody won the finds competition with some cold hard cash in the form of a $1 bill.  All totaled up, we filled 30 bags with garbage among our small TU crew and then headed for the cookout at the annex.  Thanks again to everyone that volunteered their time this year to make our cleanup a success!

Meeting up in the foggy morning

Jeff finds some interesting reading

Tim's Comanche is full and it is time for the cookout

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March 28th Meeting Recap

Dave Sweet came and did a fabulous presentation on the current state of Yellowstone Lake and the efforts to control lake trout in the system. A big thank you to Dave for coming out and sharing all that great information.

We have elected our chapter leadership! Officers and Board are in place now to help the chapter move forward with our goals here in the valley.

Here is a quick run down of the chapter officers and board. Thanks to everyone for stepping up and volunteering your time.

President -Tim Sowecke -1 year term (Expires March, 2013)
Vice President -Jody Evans -1 year term (Expires March, 2013)
Treasurer -Sam Patton -1 year term (Expires March, 2013)
Secretary -Jeff McDonald -1 year term (Expires March, 2013)

Board Of Directors:
1.) Keith Marcott -3 year term (Expires March, 2015)
2.) John Jenkin -3 year term (Expires, March, 2015)
3.) Chet Lockard -3 year term (Expires, March, 2015)
4.) Ben Kordon -2 year term (Expires, March, 2014)
5.) Paul Weaver -2 year term (Expires, March, 2014)
6.) Wayne Hubert -2 year term (Expires, March, 2014)
7.) Patrick Harrington -1 year term (Expires, March, 2013)
8.) Jason Carroll -1 year term (Expires, March, 2013)
9.) Preston Flaherty -1 year term (Expires, March, 2013)

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Meeting On February 29th 7pm at Boomer’s BBQ

Topics of discussion for the meeting:
Fly Fishing Film Tour – We have booked the tour again this year for Friday April 27th in cooperation with the University Flycasters and the Saratoga and Cheyenne chapters and Four Seasons Anglers.  The Flycasters will also be conducting their first Symposium of their newly reborn organization on Saturday April 28th.  Please come out to hear about the upcoming events and what we are doing to prepare as well as how you can help us to have another successful film tour event and symposium.  These events raise funds for all of our TU chapters  in SE Wyoming and the Flycasters.
Chapter nominations and elections – it is time to get our leadership and board positions solidified and filled so the chapter can move forward in 2012.  We will hold nominations at the meeting and encourage anyone interested in a board or leadership position to let us know.  Our chapter bylaws are posted here:
and just click Chapter Bylaws
It is a great reference to see what sorts of things are available and everything is open!
— Keith Marcott will be talking and presenting on fly fishing and trout in South America.  This should be a great talk and put fishing on the minds of everyone with spring just around the corner.

Conservation and project possibilities to begin coordinating with Wyo Game & Fish.

It should be a good meeting and we hope to see you all there.

Our March meeting date is set in stone for 3/28 and we will have Dave Sweet in town to talk to us and the chapter will conduct elections finalize leadership and board positions.

Other local events:  University Flycasters will be meeting on Feb 17th 7pm at Kendall House conference room (Location: 804 Fremont. Laramie WY). I  would encourage any other interested TU folks to attend.  There will be symposium discussion and film tour discussion.

Please let your friends that are interested in TU or coldwater conservation know about the meeting dates and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
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Vedauwoo Area Brook Trout Stocking

We had some TU members meet up on Saturday morning to participate with Wyoming Game & Fish and other organizations along with the general public in stocking the Pole Mountain area beaver ponds, streams, and lakes with brook trout.  It is an annual event that is scheduled for the first Saturday in June every year.  We connected and headed out in a small caravan to a drainage on the far north side of the national forest.  Derek Scott was leading our party for the Game & Fish and we had a great time stocking the brookies in the various beaver ponds up and down the drainage.  Jeff McDonald has posted quite a few photos to our Facebook page so be sure to check it out for the full scoop on the day’s happenings.  Thanks again to the Game & Fish for a great event and providing lunch for all the volunteers as well.

Some Good Looking Water To Stock

Brook Trout To Stock

Loading The Buckets

Tim After A Successful Release

Surveying The Drainage

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Fly Fishing Film Tour A Huge Success!

Thank you everyone for coming out to the film tour on a cold, wet Thursday night!  We had a great turn out and the event was a complete success.  We had many happy raffle winners and we are hoping to turn the film tour into a yearly event that can bring everyone in the SE Wyoming area fishing community together.

Theater Filling Up

Films About To Start

Tim Talking To The Crowd

Adam And Tim Chat Over A Beer

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