The annual HFF Christmas Party was a success with several members enjoying the buffet at Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse. Members and families were able to visit and talk about the past years events and places we have fished and not fished. Some of the topics of discussion heard around the table were, Beaver Island, TFO BVK, fried biscuits and apple butter, one pound bluegill, chartreuse leaders, road kill tail, TFO BVK, water proof cameras, wipers, Bloomington minnows, Yellowwood Lake, honey holes, smallies, should have used a 4wt, Brookville, musky, Clear Creek, New officers, and a Merry Christmas to All.
One of the main topics discussed at the party was the raffle prize for this year. Each year the club buys a “nice” prize for the Christmas Party Raffle. This year the “nice” prize was a TFO BVK 9ft 6wt fly rod, Orvis Clearwater reel, and a nice TFO case for the rod and reel. Now that is “nice”! This years prize was purchased from JL Waters with help from Jonathan Busse their new fly guy. The lucky and deserving guy that won the rod outfit was Kevin Montague. He promised to go fishing in the coming year.
One item of interest at the party was that we have a new Club President, Tim Mather will serve in that role for 2014 and Mike Donovan will be Vice President and program director. All other officers will remain the same. If you have any good ideas for this coming years programs please let MikeD know about your ideas.
There has been a good turn out for meetings this past year with lots of interest in fly tying and fly fishing local waters. 2014 looks to be a good year for the club with a few new members and some very promising programs coming up for the monthly meetings. Check back here or the club calendar for
scheduled events. Any one with an interest in fly fishing can attend the meetings to gain more knowledge about fly tying, fly fishing or information about the Hoosier Fly Fishers. We are always glad to welcome new people to our group. Check the website calendar to see when the next meetings will be.
Wishing everyone a very Safe, Happy, and Merry Christmas!