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.

Tim

HFF Meeting July 2022

The weather seems a little more humane today. Now if a little more of the predicted rain actually shows up it may well be considered a good day. Looking forward to fewer 90 degree daze…

The July meeting of the HFF will be July 19th. As always we will meet at 6:00 with dinner at 7:00. In addition to the announcements and roundtable there will be a raffle. The July program will be a demo of tying a Mini Feather Game Changer fly. In addition to the demo of this particular method of articulated fly patterns, I assume there will be suggestions of other methods of achieving this type of fly. I will bring some examples of other articulated flies and look forward to seeing  other examples. For the demo I will be showing various ways of finishing the fly. The picture below is one type head I will be tying.

Game Changer Flies
Game Changer Flies

Future programs include:

An outing to Yellowwood State Forest is planned when the weather is a little better.

The October program will be most interesting, we are having Joe Smith of Project Healing Waters giving a presentation on their goals and activities. This is one not to miss. 

As is always the case, we look for your suggestions for future programs.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the legion on the 19th at 6:00. Bring some tall tales of summer fishing success…

Stay cool, Tim

 

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