Several Members attended the March Hoosier Fly Fishers meeting and enjoyed the food and fellowship as well as a fly tying demonstration by Larry Brown. The Annual HFF Merchandise Auction was the main event for the evening and members brought in some great stuff for us to bid on and take home. A sampling of the items up for grabs were, fly reels, fiberglass fly rod, bamboo fly rod, fly packs, hand tied flies, and many other nice items. As expected, Colonel Kevin Montague was in fine form for the night. He entertained us with his wit and coaxed us into bidding on the fine fly fishing items with his auctioneering skills. Thank you Kevin for a delightful evening. The proceeds from the auction will go into a fund for acquiring guest speakers for the club.
After the auction Larry Brown gave a demonstration on tying a smallmouth streamer fly of his own design. The unique thing about Larry’s presentation was that the only tools he used was a pair of scissors to trim the material with. The fly was tied completely by hand. Larry also told about how he came up with the fly pattern while fishing for smallmouth bass on a local creek. If you missed the story about the fly and the smallmouth, ask him about it sometime. The story is a good lesson in what fly fishing is all about. Thanks Larry for the demonstration and your insight into our sport.
The April 15th meeting will feature Ian Anderson of Warm Water Chronicles and Fly Masters in Indy as the program. He will tell us all about spring White Bass fishing. Ian also teaches beginning and intermediate fly tying at FlyMasters and is a font of information about warm water flyfishing. If you haven’t already, check out the WWC site for Ian’s weekly tying tips. Good stuff there.