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September 2023 HFF Meeting

Looks like fall is trying to make itself felt in the odd moments of cooler nights. Let us hope the Wipers are starting to get the message that it is time to give us a fair shot at them from the beach. 

The next meeting of the HFF will be Tuesday the 19th and as usual we will meet at the Legion. Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00. 

This month we will have the pleasure of Elizabeth Burleson doing the tying demonstration. As always we look forward to watching and learning from one of our talented members when they share their skill and information about tying. 

We will also be joined by Mike B who will discuss the full scope of the club web site, Hoosier Fly Fishers. I am sure some of the newer  members be be pleased to get to know about all the links available through the site. He may also be prodded to answer a question or two about carp fishing in Lake Monroe. Rumor has it that he also talks to the Wipers.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Legion on the 19th. Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.  As always we look forward to any suggestions you may have about programs and tying demos.

See you then,  


August 2023 HFF Meeting

I hope the recent storms didn’t do much damage and we can look at them as only providing more water for fishing.  I strongly advise you to not leave the sunroof window open when it is going to rain…from experience. The next meeting of the HFF will be Tuesday, August 15th at the American Legion Post #18 in Bloomington.  As usual there will be dinner at 6:00 PM and the program at 7:00 PM.  

The program this month will be Charlie Shaw taking us on a digital adventure.  He will be using GIS of Brown County to determine what is public land and what is private and where in the county. The site also has some very interesting typo maps to find a pond or stream. He will also be introducing us to ONX Maps, a more hunting oriented site. I am sure this will be inviting a lot of comments and questions.

Paul Brown Lake Monroe Wiper 2023
Nice Wiper

The tying demo this month will be Paul Brown tying a Bass popper.  I have seen these on the water, and they look great! This will be a hard body popper that can draw a lot of attention from Mr. Largemouth. He will be using materials that are available at JLWaters. It is always a pleasure to watch Paul tie a fly and BTW this is also true of all the others who generously share their talent and skill.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 15th. Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00. As always, we are looking forward to suggestions for future programs and tying demo suggestions.

HFF Meetings are open to anyone interested in fly tying and fly fishing. Drop by the on Tuesday, we would be glad to see you!

Stay dry,