March 2018

Paul Brown at the vise
Paul Brown at the vise

There will one more fly tying hands-on demo on March 6th at the Colorado Steakhouse. I am sure this session will be a good chance to meet some of the IU Fly Fishing Club members.

The HFF fly meetings are always open to anyone with an interest in fly fishing.   Feel free to drop by at any of our meetings or fly tying events.

The March 20th HFF meeting will be a seasonally appropriate program. Our own Mike Donovan and Dick Powell will be tying Bluegill flies! Mike and Dick are great tiers. These flies are guaranteed to catch fish and the fishing catching season is soon upon us. I for one am getting a very bad case of cabin fever and really need to get out on some water. And, please, when you catch a 1 # Bluegill on one of these flies, send us a picture for the web site.

The Annual Auction will be on April 17th.  Interesting fact, that is tax day. So bring all that money you have left over after the tax cut and buy some stuff. Also, once again Kernel Kevin will be the auctioneer and that is always a delight. Now is a good time to gather wonderful stuff for the auction…Kevin needs stuff to sell. 

The annual picnic will be in April…more on that later.

See you all on March 20th at the Colorado Steakhouse. Dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00


Fly Tying

Tim Mather
Tim Mather

A reminder that the HFF fly tying demo will be this coming Tuesday, February 27th at the Colorado Steakhouse. We will get started with a bit of diner at 6:00 and then on to the demos/hands-on tying.

We are trying something a little different this time. There will be three tiers each tying a fly pattern and then turning over the materials and tools to someone else to try. This time we will be tying three patterns; a Clouser Deep Minnow, a Wooly Bugger and a Rubber Spider. We have chosen these patterns because they all work well in our local waters and the techniques involved may be applied to many other patterns. For example, I will be tying a Clouser Minnow and will show at least half a dozen patterns variation that employ the basic technique.

We are really looking forward to any and all feedback on these sessions.

We will be doing another session on March 6th, same time same place.

Hope to see you there,


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