November 2019 HFF Meeting

Make sure to mark your calendar for this coming Tuesday November 19th as the next meeting of the HFF. This will be a busy meeting, fun as always but some “stuff” to deal with.

Among the business for the up-coming HFF meeting includes:

  • Election of Officers—the current executive committee has agreed to serve for another year. However, as always, we accept nominations from the floor.
  • Treasurer’s report. This will be a good time to pay your dues if you have not done so yet.
  • New members, please give Tim your email address to get on the google group.

Round table discussion, e.g. fishing reports, new equipment reports, etc. 

There will be news for this year’s Christmas Party.

The raffle and the program.

The program this month will be our own Larry Barber trying 5 flies in five minutes. Larry believes there are flies tied to catch fish and other flies tied to catch fisher persons. He will tie flies designed to catch fish. Larry will also discuss the relationship of prey and predator when designing and fishing flies. He will also discuss why you need a 7 or 8 wt rod to land the Bluegills that are caught on  these flies.

Looking forward to seeing you all this coming Tuesday at the American Legion Post 18 in Bloomington . Dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00.

Stay warm, Tim

First Official Meeting of the Fall 2019

Well, here we are, the first official meeting of the year for the HFF is this coming Tuesday, October, 15th.  Again, this year we will be meeting at the American Legion Post # 18 at 1800 W. 3rd Street, Bloomington. Dinner at 6:00 PM and the program at 7:00PM.

The meeting this month will be a discussion on the 3-5 best flies for Wipers/Walleyes. Please bring your suggestions and/or examples.  We will also be treated to a tying demo by our own Mike B. He will tie a Clouser Minnow. BTW, when some folks are asked their 3 best Wiper flies the answer will be; Gray over white Clouser, chartreuse over white Clouser and an all white Clouser. Although I have heard some mumbles about a Deceiver… I am guessing there might even be some Wiper flies in the raffle.

As this is the first meeting of the year, dues are due, $20 for the whole year.  We will also create a slate of officers for next year to be voted on during the November meeting. Those lucky winners will take office at the Christmas party. The Members Christmas party will be Saturday December 14th at 5:00PM at the American Legion. The club provides the meal. The menu will be Turkey or Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed Salad and Desert. Coffee-tea and rolls are provided. Appropriate Adult beverages will be on your tab.

As always, we are looking for future program ideas. Please do make some suggestions.  Hoping to see you all this coming Tuesday. 6:00 at the American Legion Blue Room.

Stays warm,


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