The next meeting of the HFF will be Tuesday, November 16th at the American Legion post on 3rdst. Dinner at 6:00 PM Program at 7:00 PM.
This will be a busy and exciting meeting. First we will have an up or down vote on the officers for next year. They will be installed at the December meeting. There will be a selection of hackle for sale at half the original price. These will be for personal tying and not for resale. There are some real deals here for your winter fly tying adventures. In addition to the feathers, there will be some rod building supplies and several finished rods for your perusal. As always, looking for future program suggestions and hearing a few of your fantastic fishing stories.
On the program Barry Clarke will demonstrate the Uni Knot and several of its applications in fly fishing. There will be some paracord for some hands-on practice. Tim will be demonstrating how to tie the “Lake Lemon Lady” nymph. This is a pretty darn good Bluegill fly.
We are working on a location for the Christmas Party…suggestions are welcome. We will let you know as soon as a site is confirmed. Looking forward to seeing you all this coming Tuesday the 16th at American Legion Post # 18 at 1800 W. 3rd. ST> Bloomington. Dinner at 6:00 PM and the program at 7:00 PM.
In the meantime go chase some Wipers at Lake Monroe…
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.