March 2013 Club Meeting Reminder

swallowscolorUnless you plan to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day and the return of the Swallows to San Juan Capistrano Mission, your plans should include attending the HFF March meeting. We will meet at the Colorado Steakhouse at 6:00 for food and the program at 7:00 PM.

“Each year on October 23rd, the Day of San Juan, thousands of swallows leave their mud nests at the San Juan Capistrano Mission and head south for the winter. Amazingly, the swallows return each year on March 19th, St. Joseph’s Day, and rebuild their nests for the summer.”

Granted there will few if any Swallows at the meeting (the exception being members swallowing appropriate adult beverage). However, we will roll out the new web site. And if that were not enough excitement, Kevin will provide us with the best information on the latest point-and-shoot waterproof digital cameras. Kevin has forgotten more about photography than most of us know or have ever known.

Next month is the yearly auction. You all can do two things to make this a success, one is to bring stuff, good stuff, second is to bring money, lots of money. We use the proceeds of this gala event to help defray the cost of the Christmas party, the spring cook out and programs. We used to buy books with the auction proceeds but it seems none of our members read such out dated vehicles of transferring information. Hence the web site…

See you all on the 19th,



March 2013 Meeting

HFF March Meeting
HFF March Meeting

March Meeting

Well, the Ides of March approach and unless your name is Julius Caesar, don’t worry, it just means fishing may be picking up soon. I have had reports of some serious cases of Musky Fever. Symptoms include tying flies that use an entire package of Flashabou and size 6/0 hooks while mumbling Bass Lake, Bass Lake over and over again. Similar, but more easily cured variations of this fever are Wiper Wishing and Smallmouth Simpering.

The March 19th HFF meeting will be the exciting rollout of our new web site! We think you will like what you see and all the ways it will help us share information.


It is time to get your State Park Permit for 2013. This will save you a bunch of money when you head to Fairfax to get your Wiper fix. The cost is $40 for you younger members and at $20 for a Golden Hoosier Pass for those of us older members, not that 65 is that old, at least that is what I have been telling myself for the last five years. You can get them on line at:

The April meeting will be the auction. This is always a load of fun and a good chance to pick up some stuff you may need and someone else might need to need part with. There are always lots of terrific member tied flies that are sure to catch the fish of your dreams. Again Kernel Kevin will regale us with his rapid patter and skill at parting us from our hard earned cash. Save money, bring stuff, spend money, leave with stuff… happiness in ever so many ways!

And May, will it ever come, so warm and friendly, so outdoorsy, so fishy… I like May. Our May meeting will be the annual picnic. Date to be announced very soon.

See you all on the 19th at the Colorado Steakhouse. Dinner at 6:00,
program at 7:00.

jig toon

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