First Meeting of 2018

Good Afternoon and Happy New Year!

The first 2018 meeting of the Hoosier Fly Fishers will be this coming Tuesday January 16th at the Colorado Steakhouse. As always, dinner will be at 6:00 and the program will begin at 7:00.

I am sorry to report that due to unforeseen circumstances, our speaker, Mike Exl, will not be able to make it to the January meeting. I know we were looking forward to his presentation on fishing the Tippecanoe Watershed. We will reschedule as soon as possible.

However, we do have a plan “B”… and a seasonally appropriate plan at that. Larry Barber will lead a roundtable discussion on how to mentally and physically prepare for the coming spring fishing. We are thinking of things like cleaning fly lines, repairing rods and reels, tying some flies, ect. The key here is that it will be a roundtable discussion. Bring ideas and questions. I am interested in what methods you use to fix waders.

Tim Mather and a nice Smallmouth Bass

Hopefully we can  reschedule  Mike Exl to  talk about the Tippecanoe  River System, “Indiana’s Most Diverse Fly Fishing Experience!

Wildcat Creek Outfitters has been guiding the Tippacnoe River since 1996. According to the Nature Conservancy the Tippecanoe River is the 6th most biologically diverse river in North America. The numbers of game species is staggering. Smallmouth Bass are the predominate species we pursue but there are certainly plenty of other critters to keep it interesting.” Also from their site. “…The Tippy gives the angler the opportunity at a truly GIANT fish. Our largest Smallmouth landed is 6lbs 14 ozs.” I want one of those!

I am looking forward to adding this watershed to my summer adventures. Booking a trip from WCO might also be great idea! Wildcat Creek Outfitters

HFF Meetings are open to anyone that has an interest in fly tying or fly fishing. We’re always glad to see new faces as well as a few of the old ones.

Looks like we are in for some winter fun for the next few days. Stay warm and safe. See you all on the 16th.

Tim​

Hoosier Fly Fishers Christmas Meeting and Party

I’m looking forward to the Hoosier Fly Fishers Annual Christmas Party on December 10, 2017! It will be at the Colorado Steakhouse again this year, starting about 11:00.  The club will provide the meal and nonalcoholic drinks for members. For those of us who may be interested in a seasonally appropriate adult beverage, we are on our own for that…

The raffle prize this year will be an Orvis access 2 mid arbor reel for 6 wt. line and a Temple Forks Outfitters 7 ft. two-piece brush rod for a 5 or 6 wt. line. This is the outfit Larry Barber brought to the November meeting and if I may say so, this is one sweet outfit.

If you haven’t paid your membership dues, now would be a good time to do it.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on December 10th at the Colorado Steakhouse for the Annual HFF Christmas Party!

Tim​Bob

 

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