Summer HFF Meeting June 21, 2022

The first summer meeting of the HFF will be next Tuesday the 21st.  I just looked at the 10-day weather forecast and it is calling for 99 degrees! A very good reason to stop by the Legion for the air conditioning and a cold beer. And if that wasn’t enough, Mike Donovan will be giving a fly tying demonstration. Mike’s demos are always fun to watch with lots of good information.

There are a number of items on the discussion/demonstration menu for the summer.  As always, we are looking for program suggestions…what would you like to see or hear about? There is strong interest in reading the various types of water in rivers and lakes. If possible we would like to actually get on some water for this discussion. We are also planning an outing at Yellowwood Lake, the date to be announced. Add to this there has been discussion about taking part in a Lake Monroe cleanup sometime this year.

Speaking of reading the water. This link is about the flooding in Yellowstone. I would read this water as really upset about something…

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/yellowstone-officials-assess-damage-historic-floods-rcna33409

There will be the usual round-table discussion to start the meeting. This is a good chance to fill us in on your summer(mostly true) fishing success. As always there will be a raffle with neat stuff you really need.

Stay cool, see you at the meeting, Tim

Annual HFF Members Picnic May 21st 2022

Time once again for one of highlights of the year, the HFF annual picnic!! And, once again, the Clarke’s have generously offered their Lake Lemon home as the site for the picnic. This year the picnic will be May 21st.  The fun will start about 11:00 with food at 12:00.  The club will provide burgers, buns, chips and soft drinks. If you want adult beverages, you will have to bring those. Please bring a side dish to share… I have the chocolate cake business covered. Again, many thanks to the Clarke’s for their generosity!

Please note that Lake Lemon is in the back yard and this would be an excellent time and place to try out all the first-class tackle and flies you bought at the auction. Who knows, there may even have been some flies noted for catching Bluegills in local water.

Another thing to note is that the HFF will be having “Official Meetings” this summer.  Usually we have had “unofficial meetings”, that is there would not be a “real” program for the meeting, just eat dinner and tell fishing lies stories. This summer we will be having programs for the meeting and still eat, drink and tell stories.  As always, we look for suggestions for program or demos. Please stay tuned for details of up-coming meetings. Rumor has it that there may well be a demo on tying a feather Game Changer fly in July.

Hope to see you all at the picnic on May 21st. Claims of 1-pound Bluegills taken from Lake Lemon during the picnic will be carefully weighted by the Executive Committee and the successful fly will be confiscated for our personal future use…

See you there,  Tim

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