HRFA was formed by Huron River Fishermen. Our love of river fishing and long friendship with the Huron River brought awareness of its vast beauty and potential to become Southeast Michigan's finest fishery. HRFA is both a fishing and conservation club. The club is diverse in membership and this translates into a variety of fishing activities and interests. As a Michigan United Conservation Club (MUCC) affiliate, HRFA is also dedicated to furthering and advancing the cause of the environment and natural resources conservation through education, protection, and enhancement. We support each of these goals through many activities.
General membership meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Flat Rock Community Center and include seminars and speakers on topics related to river fishing and fly fishing, as well as ecological and environmental concerns. Fly tying meetings are held the third Monday of each month. While attending a fly tying meeting you may see experienced tiers sharing patterns and giving advice to the fly tying novice.
HRFA also sponsors a number of fishing trips and a series of monthly tournaments. Though our primary focus is the Huron River, we also hold trips to the Northern Michigan rivers in search of salmon, steelhead, and trout, and the Summer finds us wading local streams and lakes fishing for pan fish, bass, and carp. HRFA advocates catch and release and selective harvest. It is our belief that in a time of depleting natural resources and increasing environmental awareness a fishing club should not be limited to a group of anglers that catch fish and trade stories. It should also be an organization that gives something back to this community, its sport and the river we love. HFRA continues to work with state and local government on issues pertaining to the preservation and protection of the Huron River watershed.
Join us at Flat Rock Community Center on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Fly tying is the process of binding various materials to a hook with a thread to create an artificial fly, which is then used by anglers to attract and catch fish via fly fishing. Both fly tying and fly fishing go hand and hand, and if you fly fish it can be extremely rewarding. Fly tying is a challenge, but it’s not impossible and like everything else it gets easier with practice. After some practice you will be able to tie flies. You can then experiment with common patterns and change them a bit, by adding a little extra material or maybe use some different color combos. In the end, you can be rewarded by catching a fish with something you made on your own.
HRFA Club Officers
President: Jim DiStefanis
VP: Gary Clark
Treasurer: Stan Puchala
Secretary: Jim Pappas
HRFA Board Directors