Welcome to the website of the Hamilton Area Fly Fishers & Tyers......."HAFFT"
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from September to April. Meetings are held upstairs at the Police Association at 555 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton, Ontario. Doors open at 7 and meetings begin at 7:30
Newcomers are always welcome!! Just drop in on a meeting
Tuesday January 22, 2019
Dr. Ian Martin will be discussing Benthics (bottom dwellers) and the flies that mimic them
(newcomers always welcome)
Check out the Master Fly Tyer Series with Elliott Deighton at the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club site.....Elliot has been a well received guest tier at HAFFT meetings as well...........for more Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club info click on the link below
Our members support these local Fly Shops!!! Check out these shops for special discounts for HAFFT members
10% discount to HAFFT members
2018 - 2019 News of HAFFT
Royal Coachman night on Tuesday January 9 was a regal success! We learned a number of tricks and methods for tying this all round great fly. Thanks to John and Kevin for their efforts and.....patience
At the last meeting of 2018, Rick Crawford "warmed up" the crowd with a pre-fishing stretching exercise demonstration. This was followed by Jim Fisher discussing safety considerations for fly fishers......many of the nasty things that we can accidentally do to ourselves
George Genyk gave us his usual....."Usual", presentation, giving some history and showing the original and modified ways of tying the fly. He also walked us through the tying of the Elk Hair Caddis, with a new "reverse" approach to tying in the wings. These two flies are cornerstones of a trout fishers fly box!
Kent Rundle gave a great overview of Courtcliff Park on November 13; its history starting in 1932, leading to the present day restoration efforts. What really stood out was the wide group of helping and caring parties and volunteers who have been involved. A number of HAAFT members are looking to get involved in volunteering next spring.
John French led a good discussion of flytying equipment on Tuesday, October 23. The focus was to cover the "needed" equipment for beginners versus the optional gadgets, and useless but interesting equipment that many tyers have in their kit.
Woolly Buggers were the topic for the tying evening on Tuesday October 9. Robin started us. off with the "Basic Woolly Worm". Jim Fisher continued on with the Indestructible Micro Bugger. Finally John French finished the night with a demonstration of the "Egg Sucking Leech". Despite the topic.....everything ran smoothly!
Tuesday September 25 saw Rick Crawford, Karl Peter, and George Genyk present "Alberta Mountain Canyon Fly Fishing" A great presentation of the where, how and what to bring when exploring Crow's Nest Pass area mountain streams.
On Saturday the 15th HAFFT were introducing the Hamilton Wentworth 4H Fishing Club members to Fly fishing. Robin behind the camera, Kevin at the vice, Jim and Mark sharing the mysteries of casting.
The September 13th club outing to Whiteman's Creek was met with perfect weather and water conditions. A good time was had by all
The fall season kicked off on Tuesday September 11 with Jim Fisher and Rick Kowalchuk giving an egg-citing and egg-ucational presentation on tying various egg patterns. The audience was egg-static!
Conservation volunteering opportunity!
You mean I don't need that?
Tying Woolly Buggers
Karl Peter posing with one of many……
HAFFT at HW 4H
HAFFT members at Whiteman's Creek
The HAFFT Lowville Spring casting clinic