HFF Monthly Meeting September 2022

Hope the summer went well for you and you managed to get out for some successful fishing and perhaps even a little successful catching!

I am sitting here watching the first Thursday Night Football game of the year. I am assuming that indicates that winter is sneaking up on us and it is time to think about storing some of your warm months tackle and equipment. As fate would have it, the September 20 program is all about how to clean and safely store you summer tackle.  However, don’t put at least one rod out of easy reach as the Wiper season is just around the corner and the second part of the program will be a demo of some Wiper flies.

The October 18th meeting will be a presentation about Healing Waters Fly Fishing by Joe Smith. In November we will be having a program featuring Casting for Recovery. Look for more information on both these programs in the near future. In the meantime, a big shout out of thanks to Barbara Hatton for creating  a Hoosier Fly Fishers Facebook page with really nice poster advertising the Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program. Check out the page!!

As always we will open the meeting with a round table discussion and there will be a raffle. It is also time to start thinking about officers for next year. The election will be in November. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on September 20th.  Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00. Don’t forget to check out the new Hoosier Fly Fishers Facebook page.

See you all on the 20th,


August 2022 HFF Meeting

The August meeting of the HFF will be August 16th. As always we will meet at the American Legion in Bloomington at 6:00 PM for dinner and the meeting at 7:00 PM. In addition to the announcements and round table there will be a raffle. Future programs include an outing to Yellowwood when the weather is a little better. The October program will be most interesting, we are having Joe Smith of Healing Waters giving a presentation on their goals and activities. In November we will be having a program featuring Casting For Recovery. These programs are not to miss. As is always the case, we look for your suggestions.

The program this month will be two part. First, Larry Barber will be discussing the Copper John Fly. The Copper John, developed by famous tier John Barr, should be in every trout fisher’s fly box and rumor has it that local (one pound) Bluegill are also attracted to this little bugger. The second part of the program will be a real treat, Barry Clarke will tie a Copper John.

This is an excellent book to add to your library,” Barr Flies” by John Barr. The flies in the book are tied by Charlie Craven. Check out Charlies Fly Box for some first class videos. I am betting there is a 99.97% chance Larry will mention this book in his presentation. Here is a video of the “Barr’s Copper John Fly Tying Instructions Tied by Charlie Craven“.  Barry’s demo will give us an up-close chance to see the fly tied and a chance to ask questions. Videos are great but in person demos are much better…ask questions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 16th.


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