Beaver Creek Invitational and TU Response COVID-19

That buff isn’t guaranteed to protect you from the coronavirus. Stay safe. Heed the warnings of the CDC.


The Beaver Creek Invitational Fly-Fishing Tournament has been postponed until the fall. A new date will be determined in several weeks, after communicating with the many individuals who work so hard to make the BCI a memorable experience for participants. Postponing the BCI was a difficult decision, but necessary for the health and safety of the participants, the guides, and our sponsors.


We are all adapting to the new realities of the COVID-19 virus. Because of our concern for the health and well-being of our employees, we are closing all of TU’s offices and have requested all TU staff to work from home. We have also canceled all travel.

We are in a very fluid situation, and new information is rapidly emerging. Yesterday, the White House urged that we all avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more people.

Here is what the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control says:

“Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. People who are at higher risk are encouraged to avoid crowds as much as possible.”

For that reason, all in-person and indoor Trout Unlimited events and gatherings, including chapter meetings, are canceled for the next 30 days. We will assess where we stand in 30 days and have further guidance at that point. Small group outings may proceed with all of the proper precautions taken about social distancing.

COVID-19 has everyone on edge. Please be safe and be careful, but also enjoy the time with family and friends, and the people you love. Know that we will get through this together, and we will continue the good work of protecting and restoring the places we live, love, and fish.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I wish you and your families all the best.

Chris Wood