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May Chapter Meeting
May 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 – Guest Tier -Steve Schweitzer
7:00 – Our Speakers: Steve Schweitzer and Mike Kruise on Fishing the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
Steve Schweitzer has been a part of the fly fishing industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a fly shop rat and contract fly tyer. He has held positions as the president of the Lee Wulff chapter of Trout Unlimited and Treasurer of the Illinois Council of T.U.
He once took a sabbatical from his day job as a consultant in the broadband industry to work as VP of Sales for Whiting Farms, introducing popular products such as the Whiting Variety Pack, Bird Fur and the Whiting Hackle Gauge. He has written for various newspapers and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Fly Fisherman Magazine. He currently is contributing editor to Angling Trade Magazine and column writer for Southwest, Eastern and Northwest Fly Fishing Magazines. He is author of A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park and co-author with Mike Kruise of A Fly Fishing Guide to Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.
Mike Kruise was born and raised in Longmont, CO where he lives today with his wife Vickie, and owns Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop. Mike learned hunt and fly fish from his father, but perfected his fly fishing skills with his friend Scott Bley as they cut their teeth on the Big Thompson, Poudre, and St. Vrain. Mike has been professionally guiding and offering instruction since 2007, and recently co-athored the book A Fly Fishing Guide to Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness Area with Steve Schweitzer. When not in the shop or on a local stream, you will find Mike hosting fishing trips to Chile, Mexico, the Bahamas, Belize, Alaska, Canada, and other amazing trout destinations.
Chapter Meetings are now at The American Mountaineering Center (AMC). Reminder: Parking for the AMC is on the north side of the building. There will be signs pointing the way to the meeting room.