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Summer is for Fishing

I hope you all have had a chance to get some fishing in this Spring. It is time to start thinking about our Unofficial meetings. As usual, we will meet at the Colorado Steakhouse at 6:00 for dinner. So, it is time to tell us all about your 24” smallmouth and 1 pound + bluegill all from local waters!

The date for the summer meetings are:

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

Sept 18th

The first Official meeting will be October 16th.

Hope to see you all next Tuesday…


FISH REPORT: Lake Monroe is finally down to near normal levels,  and the creeks have cleared out a little so maybe we can get some local fishing reports coming in. I do know almost everything is biting well now and the mulberry hatch is going on if you are into that sort of thing. The first unofficial meeting of the HFF is a good time to  get unreliable fish reports.  . If you are into good food and like to talk fishing then stop by Bobby’s Colorado Steak House on the 19th and join us. Meetings are always open to anyone interested in fly fishing or fly tying.

MAIL BAG:  Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas. Nice fish! Can’t wait to hear all about it. I bet it was taken on a clouser minnow of the appropriate color.

Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas
Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas


October – November Meetings

The HFF October Meeting went well with a pretty good turn out for the meal and the meeting. There was a fair amount of fish tales going around during the meal. While I was in a heated discussion about how the summer fishing was on lake Monroe, I was able to hear some of the other conversations around the room. Some of the words I recall being uttered were, steelhead, smallie, wiper, walleye, salmon, one pound bluegills, and a rainbow. I’m not sure if the rainbow discussion was about the piscatorial type or an astrological phenomenon. At any rate, I’m sure they were all “keepers”.

After the short business meeting, Mike Donovan tied a few of his favorite traditional streamers. We tried to film the event to see if we can build a video library of the clubs favorite flies. We hope to have a page with fly tying videos on it soon.

Also, Charlie and Jeanne Shaw gave a presentation on their trip to Montana this past summer. What a great trip they had! The video and presentation was spectacular. Check out some of their photos in the gallery below. We hope to have more pictures and maybe a video of their adventure in the main gallery soon. Thanks, Charlie and Jeanne.

The November meeting of the HFF will be on Tuesday the 21st.
As always, at the Colorado Steakhouse, dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.

The program this month will be US… In a recent discussion with a friend it was suggested that it may be interesting to have the members bring some photos of their favorite place to fish. Where is that place and why is it your favorite place, what did you catch and on what fly? Is this magic place near and familiar or far away and exotic?

Dick Powell will be doing the tying demo. I am thinking it may be a Frank Sawyers Pheasant Tail (wire instead of thread). I am looking forward to this…

The Christmas party will be December 10th at the Colorado Steakhouse. Stay tuned for details.

Stay warm,