The Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association, HFFA, is a non-profit organization of Iowa anglers and conservationists dedicated to the promotion of fly fishing and associated activities.The HFFA is an affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), an organization devoted to the promotion of all types of fly fishing and the protection of fly fishing waters and their inhabitants.
The HFFA was founded in 1975 by a small group of concerned fly fishermen and now has active members throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Since the club's formation, we have been involved in conservation work to preserve Iowa's fly-fishing waters. The club has worked closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on trout stream improvement in northeast Iowa.
In 1989, Governor Terry Brandstad presented the club with the State of Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award. This award recognized HFFA's involvement with conservation on Iowa's trout streams as outstanding service to the State of Iowa. In addition to the conservation work of HFFA, there are meetings, outings and other activities.
Each year the club sponsors an annual meeting with prominent fly fishers and fly tyers as special guests. The annual meeting has fly tying demonstrations and presentations by guest speakers and local members. Local area groups hold monthly meetings in several Iowa communities with fly tying, presentations, and good old fishing talk.