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Meeting Information

February 2024 HFF Meeting

The next meeting of the HFF will be on February 20th. Again we will meet at the American Legion. Dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00. 

The program this month will be ”Whats My Line” a presentation lead by Kyle Swafford. The program will cover the basics of choosing a fly rod and line to go with it. We will cover some of the types of rods/lines you can choose from and how to choose the right line for your rod and situation you are fishing in. We will also cover how to properly balance a fly rod and reel. This program will have information for both beginners and experienced fly fisherman. One question I have is when does one over weigh the line relative to the rod?

Again this month we will be treated to a fly tying demo by Mike Donovan. Mike will be tying Whitlock’s Red Fox Squirrel Tail Nymph. There are some Bluegills waiting out here for these little buggers (maybe even a trout or two). We will be having a bit of a discussion on the idea of a tying  class, advanced or beginning or one of each…

Have you ever considered how much Football and fishing are the same? I mean if you catch a good one at the takeout point, it has been a good day.

Don’t forget March 31st your fishing license is due for renewal.

Happy Valentine’s Day and stay warm,


November 2023 HFF Meeting

November Meeting: Hoosier Fly Fishers will again meet at the American Legion Post in Bloomington for the monthly meeting on Tuesday Nov.  21st, 6PM for diner and 7PM for the meeting.  The program this month will concern “Tips and Tricks” for fly tying. Most of us have found a little trick or two that help our tying. These are often things not exactly found in a book or video but evolve at the bench. We will be sharing some of these and demonstrating at the vice. There will be room behind my vice if you want to sit down and share a tip of your own. 

Once again as per the constitution, we will hold the election of officers at this meeting. There will be a slate of officers put fourth. However, nominations from the floor are open. The elected officers will take office at the Christmas meeting.

Hoosier Fly Fishers monthly meetings are open to the public, now is a good time to join us for the coming year. Dues are due now, see Barbara Hatton at the Nov. meeting to sign up or pay annual dues.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the 21st, TimM

HFF Christmas Party:The Hoosier Fly Fishers Christmas Party for Club members will be December 10th at 11:30AM  and will be at the Red Lobster in Bloomington again this year. Each club member and their significant other will receive a $25 certificate for the meal. As always, this does not include adult beverages. It is very important that you let Barbara Hatton <> know how many of you are planning to attend. We need a good head count so please let Barb know at the November meeting or drop her a note.

The Christmas raffle prize this year will be a Moon Shine 9’, 5 wt. rod with an extra tip, a hard case and a reel with line. As an added bonus there will also be a canteen. I can think of a time or two when the extra tip would have saved the day.

January Meeting:  January 16th, 2024. Albert White will be joining us for the January Meeting to discuss Indiana smallmouth bass fishing. More details to follow.

Stay warm or cool, whatever Indiana weather demands today…