I trust you are all enjoying the weather. Personally, I could stand another 6 weeks of this…well maybe a bit of rain here and there. We are going to try one more wet wading day on Sunday. After that, I am thinking it is time to chase some Wipers.
So, we have the October meeting of the HFF coming up on the 20th. It is looking like a rather busy meeting. As usual, we will start with dinner. There will be announcements concerning new and old news. Among the new items, we need to nominate officers for the coming year. We will vote on the slate at the December meeting. And, BTW, dues are now due.
We will then have a round table discussion to catch us all up on everyone’s summer adventures. I am anxious to hear how you all were able to spend some time in something resembling an exciting adventure. Myself, I was finally able to understand what the dogs and cats find so Intriguing while staring blankly out the window.
The big hit of the evening will be Mike D. tying a Jelly Bean Nymph. Chances are good that this will look so good you may be tempted to take a bite. I have been asked to tell you this Jelly Bean is not for human consumption.
The November meeting will be the auction. Kernal Kevin has been resting his voice for a bit so he should be in good form. We ask you to bring some fishing and outdoor equipment so Kevin has something to work with. More information on the auction coming soon.
We will again meet at the American Legion Post # 18 at 1800 W. 3rd. ST Bloomington. Dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00. We will be meeting in the big dining room so there will be room for social distancing. The Legion is now able to serve at 75% capacity.
Please follow the mask requirements of the county and the American Legion.
October 17th will be the first meeting of the year for the Hoosier Flyfishers. We will be meeting on the third Tuesday of every month until June of 2018. The exception being the Christmas party, date to be announced. We will continue to meet at the Colorado Steakhouse, dinner will be at 6:00 and the program will begin at 7:00. Meetings are open to all members and anyone with an interest in Fly Fishing or Fly Tying. We always welcome new faces.
The program this month will be Jeanne and Charlie Shaw sharing highlights from their Montana adventure this summer. Word has it that they traveled with a GOPRO Hero, so it should be a “moving” experience.
Mike Donovan will be demonstrating tying some of his favorite fall streamers. And, bring a few extra bucks for the raffle.
Stay tuned for more details of upcoming programs. As always we welcome your suggestions for upcoming programs. Need I mention that dues are due? Annual Membership dues are always due in October and it is a great time to join the club to enjoy all the great fly tying demos and special Official Programs that are planned for the Official Meetings.
Hope to see you all Tuesday the 17th at the Colorado Steakhouse
At 6:00 for dinner and the excitement a new year of wonder filled
HFF programs and fancy fishing stories!
Upcoming Events: International Fly Tying Symposium
The International Fly Tying Symposium will be moving to Lancaster, PA in November 2017. The 2017 Event is scheduled for Nov. 11-12 in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, Lancaster, PA. The move was made necessary by the closing of the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The IFTS is billed as the largest fly tying show of it’s type in the world. You can find more information on their website about schedules, a list of vendors, fly tiers, and classes that are on the schedule.