Presentation Flies and Monroe County CASA

Traditionally Hoosier Fly Fishers take the summer off from Official Meetings. This doesn’t mean we do nothing at all. Most of us are still fishing and tying and some of us still gather at Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse to compare notes on the summer fishing and discuss what exciting new places we have visited and what flies we have been tying.  September 20th will be the last of the unofficial meetings of the summer. We usually show up around 6PM. Unofficial meetings are a good time to meet and visit with local anglers and learn more about the club and the places we fish. The first Official meeting of the HFF will be in October, a good time to join the club. HFF  meetings are always open to anyone who has an interest in Fly Fishing or Fly Tying.  Check the website calendar for meeting times and dates.

HFF Presentaion FliesOur club has several talented fly tyers and this summer they have been busy tying up some of their best flies for a fund raiser to support Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. HFF and CASA Board member Larry Barber, a long time supporter of CASA has organized our fly tyers and agreed to supply hand crafted display cases for all the beautiful flies that have been donated. Tyers for the auction are Tim Mather, Paul Brown, and Mike Donovan. Many thanks to Larry for all his efforts in this cause. You can check out the details of the Monroe County CASA Organization and their special event on their website and then be sure to attend the annual CASAblanca evening. Here’s Looking at you kid.

FISH REPORT: Fishing is still slow but the weather is looking up. Hopefully the fish will be looking up too. Most of the creeks are back to normal levels and it’s a good time to hit those while it’s still warm enough to wet wade. Lake Monroe is 3 foot high but dropping fast so wade fishing will be more accessible.  As the waters cool off we are hoping for good runs of fall feeding wipers. Fish reports indicate that fish are biting good in the creeks and a few wipers have been caught.

August Meeting

The next official unofficial meeting of the HFF will be August 16th at the Colorado Steakhouse at 6:00.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing tales of summer fishing adventures.

Has anyone else been watching the Summer Olympics? I am rather sure there are some special effects going on there because no human can do some of the things I have been seeing.  I mean throw yourself high in the air, spin around five times and land on you feet and not have to call 911…I mean really.  So here is an idea from Bill Murray, “Every Olympic event should include one average person competing for a reference.”

I for one would be interested in seeing what flies have been working for you in local waters this summer.  Along those lines, we are as usual looking for suggestions for fly tying demos in the coming year as well as program ideas. As far as fly tying demos are concerned…please feel free to volunteer

See you all at the Colorado Steakhouse August 16th at 6:00PM.


FISH REPORT: Not much going on now, I have heard reports that gills are on the nest once again, third time for some. Carps are slow but wading is a good way to cool off. Be patient, good fall fishing will be here before you know it.

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