October 2023 HFF Meeting

The next meeting of the HFF will be October 17th. As usual we will meet at the Legion with dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.  We will start with the round table which gives us all a chance to brag (lie) about all the fish we have caught this past month. I am sure we will all be looking forward to information about the Wiper activity in Lake Monroe.

Eel River Grass Carp
Eel River Grass Carp

The program this month will be about spinning deer hair flies. With some examples of the wide variety of different bugs made with deer hair.  These files include, but not limited to, the Dahlberg Diver, Beaver Island Jointed Sculpin Minnow and a Whitlock deer hair Mulberry Fly.  That Whitlock Mulberry Fly caught some really nice Grass Carp on the Eel River over in Clay County. There will also be examples of the variety of the tools needed to spin deer hair, including some of the home-made variety. We will consider the hooks needed for various patterns and suggestions for the best thread. 

As always, these demonstrations are a good place to ask questions and share experiences and offer suggestions.  One suggestion I look forward to is a recommendation for the best vacuum cleaner for cleans up after this adventure. Many claim the vacuum is the most necessary tool for spinning and trimming deer hair! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.  Dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00. Membership dues are due in October for the coming year.

Tim

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,  

Tim

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