April 16th HFF Meeting

April 16th meeting

Well it is time for the unbridled excitement of the yearly HFF auction! Bring stuff, bring money.  Kevin will again treat us to his considerable skill as an auctioneer. His humor filled banter will free us of all that extra cash we have left over from the IU Basketball tournament tickets we didn’t need for the elite eight game.  And then there is the April 15th… no need mentioned that.

garage-saleI am including a photo of the material from last year’s auction. Please note the armed guard seated on the right. I hope we will have as much good stuff this year.  For example, I am sure one of you has an extra Sage Z-axis 9′ 9wt laying around taking up space. I for one would be happy to bid 37.50 for that, no question about that, no question at all.  There will be locally tied flies guaranteed to catch local fish.  Perhaps even some rumored to catch the rumored 1 pound Bluegill.

I have been in Bloomington for about 20 years and have never seen the Daffodils bloom that they didn’t have at least a little amount of snow on there wonderful yellowness.  However, this year has been a little over the top.  Will there be a real spring or will we just merge into drought?

Based on the pics in the 2013 Fish Gallery below, it seems at least some of the members have been catching a few fish.  Keep us posted on your early season success.  I feel sure some of the flies you will buy at the auction will increase your success.  This will be especially true if you-know-who has some of those 1 pound flies in the auction.

See you all at the Colorado Steakhouse on Tuesday the 16th.  Dinner at 6:00 auction at 7:00.


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,



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