The Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala is the largest celebration of Colorado’s rivers and world-class fishing opportunities. In 2018, nearly 400 guests helped to raise over $100,000 for Colorado TU’s conservation efforts throughout the state. Funds from the River Stewardship Gala go towards CTU’s work in youth education, protecting statewide instream flows and temperature, reintroducing and protecting native trout, and preserving and restoring the state’s fisheries and their watersheds.
This year, Colorado TU is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we will be honoring William Reilly, the former EPA Administrator who vetoed Two Forks Dam and helped spawn new, more collaborative approaches to water management, with the 2019 River Stewardship Award. Join us at the Gala and support our work for healthy rivers and fish in Colorado! (P.S. Tickets have sold out over the past 3 years!)
Auction Sneak Peek
50th Anniversary Custom Sarabella Rod and Abel Reel
This year’s gala will be featuring a one-of-a-kind custom Colorado Trout Unlimited 50th anniversary SaraBella Fishing rod and custom 50th anniversary Abel reel - two Colorado companies partnering with Colorado TU to celebrate 50 years of protecting rivers! This custom 9’ 6 weight fly rod featuring a curvy grip, natural finish, native juniper reel seat, a blue to green body, custom silver 50th CTU logo and tagline, and a fighting butt to land all those trophy fish in style. (see in pictures above)
Fly Fishing Adventure of a Lifetime in New Zealand
New Zealand is famed for its beauty and the quality of fly fishing you can enjoy! This package for two includes five days of guided fly fishing – one of which is a helicopter trip into remote New Zealand backcountry – with seven nights accommodations, breakfast and lunch provided daily, and roundtrip airfare from San Francisco to New Zealand. This is the fly fishing adventure you’ve been waiting for! www.distantwatersnz.com
Want to getaway in March? Distant Waters has one spot open on an amazing New Zealand fly fishing adventure. The trip starts March 6th, 2019 and is discounted exclusively for Colorado TU supporters. Learn more here.
Fish and Stay along Montana’s Fabled Madison River!
Situated on the banks of the Madison River just 3 miles north of Ennis, Montana, anglers are offered unparalleled access to all the best blue-ribbon fly fishing in southwestern Montana. This getaway for 2 includes luxury accommodations for 2 nights, delicious meals including streamside lunch and gourmet dinners, and a full day of guided fishing on the Madison. The lucky winner of this trip will be “just a cast away” from their finest Montana fishing experience ever! www.madisonvalleyranch.com
Experience a true Colorado Dude Ranch
Enjoy an unforgettable Colorado guest ranch experience at Lost Valley Ranch! The winner of this all-inclusive Dude Ranch Vacation package will enjoy a weekend getaway for 2, including lodging, meals, and a variety of outdoor activities. Nestled among the beauty of Pike National Forest and just 70 miles southwest of Denver, Lost Valley Ranch is a great place to escape for a fun-filled weekend! www.lostvalleyranch.com
But wait, there’s more:
6-day, 5-night float trip for 2 on the Middle Fork of the Salmon from Middle Fork Adventures
"A Diamond Takes Shape Slowly" – framed artist print by Judy Haas of Telluride
A 3-day, 2-night stay at the Flat Tops Wilderness Camp plus guided fishing for 2 from Ripple Creek Lodge
Full-day walk/wade for 2 on your favorite Southwestern Colorado river with Duranglers
Green River gear bag and Thunderhead submersible backpack from Fishpond
Full-day walk/wade for 2 on waters near Sheridan, Wyoming with Rock Creek Anglers
Bring three of your friends and brew your own beer with Horse and Dragon Brewing
Two nights lodging in a Breckenridge condo plus a float fishing trip on a private put-in on the Colorado River from Mountain Angler