On October 15, 2019, over 200 people gathered in downtown Denver for a celebration of rivers, 50 years of Colorado Trout Unlimited, and fly fishing films. The event was a collaboration between CTU, Trouts Fly Fishing, and Avanti Food & Beverage. The evening included a premiere of CTU's 50th Anniversary Film, a proclamation by Governor Jared Polis, a speech by Chris Wood, CEO of Trout Unlimited and the 2nd Annual Throwback Fly Fishing Film Fest by Trouts Fly Fishing.
The evening helped raise funds for Colorado Trout Unlimited through a silent auction and raffle. Beer was provided by Upslope Brewing and appetizers from Avanti Food & Beverage. Thank you to everyone who attended and those who helped make this possible. October 15 is now known as Colorado Trout Unlimited Day in Colorado!
David Nickum, Executive Director of CTU, was also honored for his 25 years of work in Trout Unlimited! His dedication to rivers and trout in Colorado is why CTU has been so successful over the years. Thank you David for your dedication to Colorado Trout Unlimited.
If you would like to learn more about Colorado Trout Unlimited’s work that has been done over these past 50 years - check out our publication here.
We will also be premiering our 50th Anniversary film online for everyone to watch for free! The tentative date is Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the evening.