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

HFF Meeting April 2022

The first agenda item is that we need to thank Larry Barber, Mike Donovan. and Kevin  Montague for their work with the rod building and fly tying classes. At the April meeting Larry will demonstrate  how to attach a leader to a fly line. Now it is time to take those new tools and skills out to the water and catch some fish!!

2019 HFF Annual Auction
HFF Annual Auction

Only nine more daze left until  the HFF Auction. That is right, the annual auction will be on April 19th. This is always a fun filled event and we get to listen to Kevin charm us out of all out of our tax returns.  As usual the auction will feature items donated by the club members. These items need to be related to fishing and general wholesome outdoor activities. There are usually some real bargains including flies tied buy members, perhaps a rod or two, stream side gadgets, and things you didn’t even know you needed.

So. The auction will be at the American Legion on April 19th. Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.

It is always fun to hear Kevin’s dulcet tones prodding us to bid for treasures. Hope to see you all there and in the meantime  gather up some high class stuff for the auction.

Stay warm and dry,

Tim

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