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

Club Meeting February 19, 2013

Tying the Best Flies for One Pound Bluegills

One Cast One Fish Fly
One Cast One Fish Fly

Several club members showed up at The Colorado Steak House for supper, business, the raffle, fly tying, and the IU game on TV.  The food was great, the business good, the raffle a success, the fly tying great and IU beat Michigan State.  The main event of the meeting was the fly tying, of course.  Four members shared their favorite bluegill flies and showed us how to tie them.  Tim Mathers tied an ostrich and peacock herl variant fly called Tim’s Bluegill Treat.  Mike Donovan tied a foam variant of a Predator fly.  Larry Barber tied his all time favorite the Muddler Minnow size #14 in six different variations.  Barry Clarke tied the Suzy Q chenille and rubber leg bluegill killer.   I’m sorry there is not more information on the flies but I am sure any one of the guys will gladly give you the recipe if you ask them nicely.  The pics are for Al since he had the crud and couldn’t be there.  Thanks Paul Brown for taking the pictures.


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