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January 12, 2011
Letter to Missouri River Users
Brian Neilsen


Dear Fellow Outfitters, Guides and Shop Owners,
 
My name is Brian Neilsen. I grew up in Great Falls, MT and have been fishing the Missouri River for over 30 years. Like many of you, a hobby turned into a job and now I have been guiding and outfitting on the Missouri River since 1993. In May 2010, I became the Vice President for The Missouri River Flyfishers in Great Falls, MT. MRF is a local Montana chapter of Trout Unlimited. We are a purely volunteer-driven, non-profit organization. MRF works hard to raise money to put towards various local projects. In the past we have donated to the following causes:
 
* Trout Unlimited
* Montana Trout Unlimited
* Federation of Fly-Fishers
* The Montana Land Reliance
* Sun River & Smith River Habitat Restoration
* Montana FW&P’s Adopt-A-Trout Program
* Kids’ Fishing Day in Great Falls, MT
* Kids’ Fly-Tying night with MT FW&P
* “Adopt-An-Access” Annual Missouri River Trash Clean-ups
* Rocky Reef Project(Spring Creek)
* Montana TU’s Summer Trout Camp
* Project Healing Waters
* Westslope Cutthroat Trout Protection Efforts
* The Great Falls Fly-Fishing Film Festival
*THE DRAKE FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 12, 2011*
 
Montana T.U. makes mini grants available to its local chapters. As outfitters, guides and shop owners, we all make a living off of The Missouri and it’s tributaries. We see the water daily and know the intricacies of the Missouri more than anybody. It is for this reason I am asking you to help generate potential restoration ideas and projects that can help sustain and protect this incredible fishery. If you have any ideas or suggestions for MRF to help support the Missouri River please feel free to contact me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brian Neilsen
Vice President (MRF)
Owner/Outfitter
www.finfetchers.com
406-240-3715

 


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