Bobbers, Bait Cans, and Irish Flags

The first Officially Official meeting of the Fall was a great success with several members attending along with a couple of new faces. Thanks to Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse for the great food, service and hospitality. It’s always a good time there, check them out sometime.

Fly Fishing Montana
Fly Fishing Montana

The speaker for the night was Larry Barber and he gave a very detailed sketch of his recent fly fishing trip to Montana.  Larry presented specific information on the trip, lodging, and places that he fished. He had a wonderful week long trip  and shared some pictures of the wonderful scenery and the big fish that he caught.  What a great destination for anyone wanting to fly fish some truly good waters.

MikeD Tying fall Bluegill flies
MikeD Tying fall Bluegill flies

Mike Donovan, program director for the club gave a demonstration on tying late fall flies for big bluegills. Mike always does a good job of explaining his tying methods and how to fish his flies. Mike tied a tri-color streamer and a Micky Finn both in size 12 for late fall one pound bluegills. Everybody wanted some of those flies.

Other things discussed at the meeting were, bobbers, bait cans, Irish Flags, two dollar drafts, clouser minnows, bamboo rods, Tim’s to-do list, and wipers on Lake Monroe.

HFF meetings are always very informal and anyone with an interest in fly fishing or fly tying is welcome to attend.  Check the calendar for upcoming meeting times and drop in to see what Hoosier Fly Fishers is all about.

First Official Meeting

Well, the time has come at last, the first really officially official HFF meeting of the fall is coming up on October 21, 2014 at the Colorado Steakhouse. Dinner at 6:00 and the program begin at 7:00.

The program this month will be our own Larry “one pound bluegill”
Barber’s report on his recent trip out west to catch some trout.
Larry’s claims about his success are backed up with photos this time.
However, there is this thing called Photoshop, although I am not sure
an aging Luddite knows how to use that program. So I am assuming that what we see is what he caught. Regardless it is sure to be an
interesting and entertaining presentation.

And if that isn’t enough, Mike Donovan will be tying some seasonally
appropriate flies. Mike is a good and very practical tier. I always
enjoy his demos, especially the economy of his tying skills. There will
be something to learn here.

This promises to be a good evening, good food, good friends, and good information. Hope to see you all there at the Colorado Steakhouse for dinner at 6:00, appropriate adult beverages and a great program at 7:00.

I hope you all had a great summer with lots of fishing (catching, as
always is optional). I have heard some members have been catching
Wipers at Lake Monroe. That is great news, these are fun fish to catch, one of the few  warm water fish that can take you into the backing!

See you there,


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