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HFF Meeting April 2023

Tax Day has been extended until April 18th.  However, let me make a suggestion for something much more fun…The April meeting of the HFF!!! Hope you all have had a chance to cast a few of those flies you bought at last month’s auction. As always ,we will meet at the Legion, dinner at  6:00 program at 7:00.

The program this month will be a presentation by Howard Webb and Maggie Sullivan- of Friends of Lake Monroe. They will be discussing the sediment issues at Monroe Lake and the causes and cures.  They will be referring to work the HFF has done in the past at Yellowwood Lake.  Larry Barber will give a little background on our work there concerning sediment. These two local bodies of water are most important to our fishing and boating pleasure. A club goal is to stay informed about the conditions of our lakes and to provide help in mitigating problems when possible.

UPDATE: The Auction was a large success. The club was able to donate $400 to both Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery from the proceeds of the auction.  The Club also donated $250 to the Legion for the use of the Blue Room and their generous friendship of the Club. The Legion donated the money to the Operation Comfort Warriors.

There will be information about the advanced fly-tying class coming up soon. The list of flies Mike Donovan  has made to be studied is impressive and should cover any fish that swims. The techniques learned to tie these flies will open many fly-tying doors. BTW, those doors tend to lead down rabbit holes.  Larry will have information on the fly rod blanks and hardware the club has available.

We will be treated to a fly-tying demo by Liz Burleson. I am sure you all noted the little beauties she donated to the auction. Now you can learn how to tie these and no Bluegill will be able to refuse your offering.

The May meeting will be the Annual Picnic. Again, the Clarkes have offered their Lake Lemon home for the picnic.  Food, fishing, and fun as usual. Please note the Picnic will be on JUNE 3rd. More information on that coming soon.

Hope to see you all there on April 18th. Use the weather to do a little fishing.

Tight lines, Tim


HFF Meeting March 2023

Kernal Kevin
Kernal Kevin working his magic.

The March meeting of the Hoosier Fly Fishers will be Tuesday 21st.  As usual we will be meeting at the American  Legion Post 18 here in Bloomington, dinner at 6:00 and the meeting at 7:00. And a special meeting it will be!!! The annual auction with Kernal Kevin and his dulcet tones separating us from a few extra bucks for wonderful things we didn’t know how badly we really needed them. This year the resulting funds will be split 50/50 between Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.

Sooo…. gather up some fishing related and outdoor activities items to donate for the auction.  I have it on good authority that there will be a good selection of member tied flies and perhaps a feather or two. A book or two may be nice as a survey indicates that 52% of the members can actually read and they can all look at pictures.

The April meeting will be presented by Friends of Lake Monroe and Larry Barber. The discussion will revolve around efforts to keep the sediment out of Monroe and other waters.  The work the Club did on Yellowwood has served as a test site for the methods of measuring the depth and clarity of the water. This will be an informative and exciting meeting.  If this were not enough, Elizabeth Burleson will be doing a fly tying demo.  Lots to look forward to here, see you there.

The Annual Club picnic in May will be June 3rd.  Again, we can thank the Clarkes for generously hosting the event. Details on this to follow. And yes,the MAY meeting will be the picnic on JUNE 3rd.

See you all on March 21st. Bring stuff for the auction, bring money, take stuff home from the auction…

Stay warm,