Good afternoon and Happy New Year!
Damn it’s cold out there! I am thinking the best move for now is to stay inside and think about the excitement of the January HFF meeting on the 21st. The program will be all about fly rods, building them, selecting components, picking a good one off the rack and anything else you may want to know. Barry Clarke will make the presentation. And if that isn’t enough, Mike Donovan will tie a woven body nymph. The meeting will be at the Colorado Steakhouse, dinner at 6:00 PM and the program at 7:00 PM.
I guess it is time to make some New Year’s resolutions. Or, if you made some the day before yesterday, it is about time to start breaking them. One of mine is to fish at least 100 days in 2014. I still have 362 days to keep this one…wish me luck.
It is time to get that new fishing license and state park pass. You can get your 2014 fishing license on line at INDNR Outdoor Licensing System . Indiana State Park Passes and Boating permits can be purchased online at Mother Nature’s Mercantile or at almost all INDNR properties. These links are on the website. Speaking of the web site, there have been some format changes. It still has everything you have come to enjoy, just looks a bit different. I like it. Thanks to Mike B. for all his good work on site!
Thinking ahead… The April 15th meeting will be the annual auction. Again, Kernal Kevin will enchant us with his dulcet, fast taking voice. Bring stuff, bring money, buy stuff and have some unbridled excitement. It seems there is something else happening on April 15th but I can’t think what that might be. Regardless, the auction is the most important! In the past the auction raised funds for the library but when we finally figured out that almost no one in the group could read so we have reappropriated the money to a speakers fund.
The Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show will be January 25th, 2014 – 9am to 5pmAt Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY http://www.kyflyshow.com/node/1
Kevin has provided this info on the “Quiet Sports” expo in Indy. It will be a section on the Indy Boat, Sport, and Travel show. It will be a pavilion devoted to “human powered sports – hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and rock climbing”. They seem to be promoting it as something special with 70,000 ft. of exhibition space and “over 100 exhibitors”. I looked at the exhibitor list and I find “over 100” exhibitors dedicated to quiet sports a little bit of a
stretch. But it looked like it could be interesting. The Boat, Sport, and Travel show will be February 14-23 at the Indiana Sate Fair grounds. Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show