March 2019 HFF Meeting

The next meeting of the HFF will be March 19th at the Red Lobster. As usual we will meet at 6:00 PM for dinner and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. Our program this month will be a presentation by Dr. Ranjan Muthukrishnan on invasive aquatic species. I am sure this is an important and relevant topic for those of us who use and enjoy the outdoors. If time allows after the discussion, we will have a tying demonstration.

The April meeting will be at another new site, the Bloomington West Side American Legion. The program will be the annual auction. We ask the members to bring fishing/outdoor activities related items for the auction. Once again, we will have the pleasure of watching and listening to our own Kevin Montague show off his auctioneer skills.

The May meeting will be the annual Hoosier Fly Fishers picnic. Again, we thank the Clarke’s for their generous offer of their lakeside home for the picnic site. The tentative date is May 4th. Details and directions to follow. By all means bring a fly rod! I am including a picture of a typical Lake Lemon Bluegill.
See you at the Red Lobster on the 19th.











If you fish Lake Monroe Tail Water you need to check the new 2019 Indiana Fish Consumption Advisory Map. Zoom in on Salt Creek below Lake Monroe Dam and click the RED line that represents Salt Creek.

2019 Indiana State Department of Health Fish Consumption Advisory Map


Feb 2019 HFF Meeting – The Search Goes On.

The February meeting went well despite a few minor delays and inconveniences.  Just let me say the fly tying demos by Barry, Paul, and Tim were outstanding! Personally I am glad the search will go on for a new location we can call home.

Let’s emphasize the good! The fly tying demos were great! See a few pictures below.

Barry Clark tied a Garthside Gurgler altered for salt water use and explained how he fishes the Gurgler for Redfish and Snook in Florida. I can see how the oversized Gurgler would work here also for LM Bass, SM Bass, and maybe even Hybrid Stripers.

Paul Brown tied an  articulated Feather Game Changer Fly.  Paul’s  Game Changer, another larger fly, has 5 articulated sections in it tied with hen feathers and flash. Large predator fish would surely gobble this one right up!

Tim Mather tied a no name yet bluegill fly. Tim explained how and why he tied the #10 blue beaded fly the way he did and reported that he has only had one complaint on the fly. You can ask him about that.  As Tim was tying the unnamed fly I heard someone in the crowd utter “One Pound Bluegills”. Could it be true or will the search go on……

A few pictures from the HFF February 2019 Meeting.

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