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HFF Meeting Scheduled For October

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.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 20th..

Stay well,



First Official Meeting of the Fall 2019

Well, here we are, the first official meeting of the year for the HFF is this coming Tuesday, October, 15th.  Again, this year we will be meeting at the American Legion Post # 18 at 1800 W. 3rd Street, Bloomington. Dinner at 6:00 PM and the program at 7:00PM.

The meeting this month will be a discussion on the 3-5 best flies for Wipers/Walleyes. Please bring your suggestions and/or examples.  We will also be treated to a tying demo by our own Mike B. He will tie a Clouser Minnow. BTW, when some folks are asked their 3 best Wiper flies the answer will be; Gray over white Clouser, chartreuse over white Clouser and an all white Clouser. Although I have heard some mumbles about a Deceiver… I am guessing there might even be some Wiper flies in the raffle.

As this is the first meeting of the year, dues are due, $20 for the whole year.  We will also create a slate of officers for next year to be voted on during the November meeting. Those lucky winners will take office at the Christmas party. The Members Christmas party will be Saturday December 14th at 5:00PM at the American Legion. The club provides the meal. The menu will be Turkey or Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed Salad and Desert. Coffee-tea and rolls are provided. Appropriate Adult beverages will be on your tab.

As always, we are looking for future program ideas. Please do make some suggestions.  Hoping to see you all this coming Tuesday. 6:00 at the American Legion Blue Room.

Stays warm,