March 2004--The LaFontaine Angling Collection,
located in the Frederick Willcox Toppan Library,
was recently a
featured article in the
ESPN Outdoors online magazine.
The headline read:
"Wyo. library highlights rare flyfishing
"The Frederick Willcox Toppan Collection
hosts an assortment of rare fishing titles equaled by only a few collections
in the United States"
Associated Press — March 29, 2004.
|January 28, 2004-- Stephen
Grace to read and sign his new novel UNDER COTTONWOODS: A Novel of
Friendship, Fly-fishing and Redemption, on Friday, February 20 at
6:00 p.m. at Chickering Bookstore, 203 South Second Street,
Laramie. A catered party at the Alibi pub will follow. Please call
Part-time club member Stephen Grace will have a novel, Under
Cottonwoods, published by The Lyons Press in February 2004. Under
Cottonwoods is a lyrical novel of two Wyoming friends who are drawn
together by their love of fly fishing and the outdoors. Stephen indicates that a portion of the proceeds from the book will be
donated to Splore, a nonprofit group based in Salt Lake City that provides
outdoor recreation to people with disabilities, including fly-fishing
trips on the Green River below Flaming Gorge. Much of the inspiration for
the novel was provided during just such a trip.
5, 2003-- The Flycasters Club had its first meeting for the Spring 2003
semester. Club president Scott Carleton discussed many events that
are up and coming for the club. The finishing touches are being put
on the 2003 Anglers Symposium. The club will be scheduling a clean
up day at Meebor Lake soon. Club members were asked to help with a
restoration project in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish and the
American Fisheries Society. The club has scheduled a trip to
Saratoga in March to visit the fish hatchery. David Perkins, a local
rod builder, spoke to club members about building their own rods.
After the general meeting, Don White from Four Seasons Anglers spoke about
winter fly fishing. Don gave a verbal tour as well as some wonderful
pictures of great winter fly fishing.
3, 2002-- The Flycasters Club had its December Christmas
party/meeting. There were many door prizes given way, lots of pizza
eaten, and fun all around. Club President Scott Carleton spoke
shortly on the progress of the Symposium and thanked all those who are
putting so much effort into helping organize the symposium.
Scott announced that guests for the symposium will be Jack Dennis and
Kelly Galloup. The theme of the symposium will be Cutthroat
reminded everyone about the upcoming presentation "Medicine
Bow National Forest/Western Trout" by Biodiversity
Associates in conjunction with American Fisheries Society. Eric
Bonds will be talking about threats to the Medicine Bow National Forest
and Native Trout of Western NA. Meeting to be held December 5th at 6:00 pm in the Biological Sciences Bldg Room 309.
There was no presentation for this meeting, but many club members did go
out for bowling and fun after the party.
5, 2002-- The Flycasters Club had its November Meeting. Club
President Scott Carleton discussed the upcoming events for the club which
includes the Christmas party in December as well as planning for events in
the spring semester. The club is gearing up for the annual Anglers
Symposium and is getting the necessary committees arranged. Door
prizes were given out and then the group adjourned upstairs to enjoy a presentation by Nick Boyd entitled
"Wind Rivers and Golden
19, 2002-- The Flycasters Club went on a fishing trip to Red Buttes
lake. The UW chapter of the American Fisheries Society helped
coordinate this special treat for the members of the club to wet their
lines in a lake that is not open to public fishing and where the fish are
primed for a fight. Many members landed several different species of
fish with varying sizes to match. A good time was had by all.
8, 2002-- The Flycasters Club had its October meeting. Scott Carleton
gave a presentation called 'Home Waters'. This presentation showed
different fishing spots in and around the Laramie area and the types of
fish present in these waters. Members were able to sign up for the
upcoming outing on October 19th and get information about the fly tying
and casting sessions. Door prizes were donated by Ed Schmidtman,
West Laramie Fly Store, and Four Seasons Anglers. Four Seasons
Anglers announced that all club members can get 10% off of fly tying
materials at the store. They are also offering a fly tying class
that is $40.00 for four classes.
24, 2002-- University Flycasters Club held its first informational meeting
of this academic year. Scott Carleton, current club president,
welcomed back new members as well as old. Plans for the club this
year include having monthly club meetings as well as monthly fly tying
sessions, fly casting sessions, and a monthly club outing. There
will a raffle at each monthly meeting to raffle off fishing gear donated
by various businesses in town. The first outing of the year will be
on October 19th. This outing is in coordination with the American
Fisheries Association. Club members will be allowed to fish in an
area that is normally off limits to public fishing.