Des Moines Metro HFFA Club Resources

Des Moines Metro HFFA Club Resources

By Kirk Rosenow

Central Iowa Fly Fishers


Location: Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church, 510 E 1st Street, Ankeny, IA-50021, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in rooms 15, 16, and 17. Plenty of parking on the north side of the church. On north side come in main door and take a right and then a left down a long hallway.

Map to Meeting Location

Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Meeting schedule – Saturday mornings

September 17 2022
October 15 2022
November 19 2022
December 17 2022
January 21 2023
February 18 2023
March 18 2023
April 15 2023

To be added to distribution list for club events contact:

Central Iowa Fly Fishers
Kirk Rosenow

Updates about future meetings and club events are communicated via the email distribution list.

Format of meetings

General format is starting meeting around 9:15 and cover any club business and updates for the club. Most meetings will have some form of presentation after we cover business items for the club. Some topics last year were presentations on euro/tight line nymphing, carp fly fishing, as well as having guess speakers like the DNR visit to give update on their local community fisheries program.

Members/attendees are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise and tie flies during the meeting, but most don’t tie. Atmosphere is casual and a great venue to grow in our favorite sport with fellow fly fishers in the metro area.

Fly-Tying Wednesday evenings at the Pleasant Hill Library

Wednesday 5:30-8:00 pm
October through March – Break around Christmas

Contact: Mike Schrader

Pleasant Hill Library
5151 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Map to Pleasant Hill Library

All experience levels of Fly tiers – Bring a fly-tying vise and materials and tie flies in casual no format atmosphere. The room has good lighting. Contact Mike to get on distribution list for any changes in schedule and venue. Usually at least a small group of Fly tiers meet most Wednesdays October through March.

Note: HFFA Membership not required to attend either the Central Iowa Fly Fishers meetings or Fly-Tying on Wednesdays in Pleasant Hill. HFFA membership is highly encouraged to grow and support the club long term.

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Who We Are

Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association (HFFA) holds events and provides resources for people interested in fly fishing, fly tying and fish habitat conservation. We are an Iowa-based affiliate of Fly Fishers International.

Support HFFA

Would you like to support the mission of Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association? Please consider becoming a member or making a donation.

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