The March meeting of the Hoosier Fly Fishers will be Tuesday 21st. As usual we will be meeting at the American Legion Post 18 here in Bloomington, dinner at 6:00 and the meeting at 7:00. And a special meeting it will be!!! The annual auction with Kernal Kevin and his dulcet tones separating us from a few extra bucks for wonderful things we didn’t know how badly we really needed them. This year the resulting funds will be split 50/50 between Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.
Sooo…. gather up some fishing related and outdoor activities items to donate for the auction. I have it on good authority that there will be a good selection of member tied flies and perhaps a feather or two. A book or two may be nice as a survey indicates that 52% of the members can actually read and they can all look at pictures.
The April meeting will be presented by Friends of Lake Monroe and Larry Barber. The discussion will revolve around efforts to keep the sediment out of Monroe and other waters. The work the Club did on Yellowwood has served as a test site for the methods of measuring the depth and clarity of the water. This will be an informative and exciting meeting. If this were not enough, Elizabeth Burleson will be doing a fly tying demo. Lots to look forward to here, see you there.
The Annual Club picnic in May will be June 3rd. Again, we can thank the Clarkes for generously hosting the event. Details on this to follow. And yes,the MAY meeting will be the picnic on JUNE 3rd.
See you all on March 21st. Bring stuff for the auction, bring money, take stuff home from the auction…
A little reminder about the upcoming HFF meeting this coming Tuesday February 21st.
The program for this meeting will be how to arrange/select the contents of a fly box for a species or location. In spite of the weather outside today, it will not be long before we can all actually use all those flies we have been tying all winter. This will be a good chance to talk about what flies to take when and where. The tying demo has changed as Paul Brown has Covid and although he is more than willing to share his knowledge about fly ting, he has no interest in sharing Covid with all of us. Good call Mr. Brown. Instead, I will tie a Midnight Mullet, a good simple streamer for Smallies and Wipers.
As mentioned before, there is a schedule change coming up for March. We will be holding the Annual Auction this March rather than the usual April. As usual Kernal Kevin will be exercising his dulcet tones to part us and a few bucks. This year we are going to divide profits from the auction 50/50 with the Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery groups. So, gather up all your very useful fishing and outdoor related items to donate to the auction. And I might add bring a few extra bucks to buy some of the very useful stuff that will be up for sale….
The April meeting will feature some important information about Lake Monroe. Members of the friends of Lake Monroe, science committee, Howard Webb and Maggie Sullivan, will present information about the Friends of Lake Monroe group, their purpose and the work they are doing and propose to do to keep Lake Monroe waters clean and useful. Howard has revisited some of the work that the Hoosier Flyfishers did to map out the depth of Yellowwood Lake. He will explain how he proposes to do a similar study of Lake Monroe. Howard uses a far more advanced set of electronics and procedures than we did to study Yellowwood.
See you all there on Tuesday at the Legion. Dinner at 6:00 and Program at 7:00PM.