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October 2023 HFF Meeting

The next meeting of the HFF will be October 17th. As usual we will meet at the Legion with dinner at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.  We will start with the round table which gives us all a chance to brag (lie) about all the fish we have caught this past month. I am sure we will all be looking forward to information about the Wiper activity in Lake Monroe.

Eel River Grass Carp
Eel River Grass Carp

The program this month will be about spinning deer hair flies. With some examples of the wide variety of different bugs made with deer hair.  These files include, but not limited to, the Dahlberg Diver, Beaver Island Jointed Sculpin Minnow and a Whitlock deer hair Mulberry Fly.  That Whitlock Mulberry Fly caught some really nice Grass Carp on the Eel River over in Clay County. There will also be examples of the variety of the tools needed to spin deer hair, including some of the home-made variety. We will consider the hooks needed for various patterns and suggestions for the best thread. 

As always, these demonstrations are a good place to ask questions and share experiences and offer suggestions.  One suggestion I look forward to is a recommendation for the best vacuum cleaner for cleans up after this adventure. Many claim the vacuum is the most necessary tool for spinning and trimming deer hair! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.  Dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00. Membership dues are due in October for the coming year.


HFF November 2022 Events

The weather is looking good for a week or so of early November fishing. There are rumors of some folks catching Wipers at Lake Monroe. Don’t miss the chance to catch a nice Wiper or two or three or more if you hit a school of 5 pounders. That is something you will not forget!

Given the extremely high chances of rain for tomorrow Nov 5, we are rescheduling the Yellowwood Clean Up.
It is important we remember the rain date is next Saturday, November 12th.  We will be meeting next Saturday at the Yellowwood Lake office parking lot at 10:00. We will be working on clearing up two jetties and some other shoreline to make them more fishing friendly. Many of us know Yellowwood as a favorite local fly fishing site and here is a chance to return the favor. Hope to see you all there this coming Saturday at the park office at 10:00. And BTW bring a rod…

The November 15th meeting again promises to be an exciting and informative event. The main event will be a program focusing on Casting For Recovery.  As always we will have  club news,  a raffle and time allowing, a fly tying demo of some Wiper flies.

Stay tuned for more details of the November 15th meeting. And, by all means try to catch a few Wipers out at Monroe.

See you all on November 12th at Yellowwood and the 15th at the regular meeting. Dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00.

Tight lines,