The 7th AnnualCarp Slam Fund Raiser for the Denver South Platte is ON. 9/7/2013
Three ways to do your share.
1. Vote for your favorite.
Fierce Carp Slam competitors are feverishly raising money from their friends, bosses, family, and strangers for bragging rights, a customized Nautilus FWX 7/8 reel donated by Trout’s Fly Fishing, and most important to raise money for more aquatic habitat improvements and more places to fish on the Denver South Platte. $25, $5, $100 any amount helps you and the S. Platte.
Help The Slamateurs Win -click on Competitors -Slamateurs and pick a name.
Help Your Favorite Pro/FlyShop/Outfitter Win -click on Competitors – Pros or Cons and pick a name.
Help the Homeless Stonefly Win click here and just send money.
Here’s who’s winning: Click here
2. Attend the afterparty 7:00PM ”Evening for the South Platte” at Battery 621. 6th & Kalamath
Awards, food, drinks, silent auction, and LIVE Western Swing dance music by Ethyl & the Regulars. Just $25. Get it on line now or at one of these fine fly shops:
Trout’s, Discount Fishing Tackle, Charlies Flybox, Blue Quill Angler, Orvis (Park Meadows & Cherry Creek)
Ronnie points out that this is really an incredible deal: dinner, beer, wine, cocktails, music, and dancing for $25 bucks. (After-after party continues, cover waived at the Skylark.)
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3. Bid on incredible Silent Auction Items at “Evening For the South Platte”
You’ll find all kinds of gear, trips, gift certs, rods, back packs, and more. With the right kind of strategy you can land unheard of bargains. Just $25 to get in which includes food, wine, beer, and music.
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Watch the Carp Slam – 9-Noon, 2-5PM on the Denver South Platte
Check carpslam.org for maps but the best spots and best viewing are along the S. Platte trail from REI to MileHigh Stadium. This is a rugged sport. The best fly fishing carp stalkers of their kind in the nation will be on your river on Saturday Sept 7th. Don’t let you and your family miss it. Check out what happened to Dave Luna last year. This event is free of course, but you don’t want to be seen as a free-loader as others contribute to restore the aquatic habitat of the Denver South Platte. Come on. Kick in $25.
Read the rest of “The Drift” August 2013 V4.07
What Habitat Enhancements do for a Damaged River: Denver Post, August 7,2013
Cast at Last in the Carson Riffle.
Stage 1 of the 1st Denver South Platte River habitat restoration is completed.
With the help of $10,000 of Carp Slam seed money from DTU, Urban Drainage and Flood Control, South Suburban Parks and the City of Littleton dug into an initial study for this restoration and then in a quick 60 days created a fantastic 2,000 feet of perfect trout habitat. At a walk thru on 5/29 we saw trout rising to tricos in the newly constructed run. Truly AMAZING. Carson Nature Center will be offering Fly Fishing Classes at the site. This is exactly what we [and a big thanks to former DTU Presidents Todd Fehr and Mike Hobbs] are working for on the entire Denver South Platte. This project will serve as a model for what can be done and what should be done on the Denver South Platte.
Mike Hobbs and John Davenport fished this section a week after water had been reintroduced from the diversion. They were astounded by the number of trout feeding in every hole. There was a massive trico hatch as the wind died down and a trout landed by John opposite the observation deck had an osprey puncture wound in its side. Nature took less than a week to get back on course. THIS is what can be done for the whole Denver South Platte. SUPPORT THE CARP SLAM.
…read more from Will Rice at Trouts.
Now, on to the next 26.1 miles.