Possibility interested in joining High Plains Drifters? See below for some common questions and answers. If your question is not answered, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a board member will contact you.What is IFFF and why do HPD members have to join it?
High Plains Drifters is the Denver club of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Membership in HPD requires membership in IFFF. IFFF handles national and international levels of the organization as well as provides charters with important structure and benefits (legal, insurance, by-laws, membership).
New members can join both IFFF and HPD through this website. HPD dues can be paid on line, and IFFF will invoice you directly when yearly renewals are due.
What does membership get me?
Access. HPD is an event oriented organization so membership gains access to said events and resources. HPD hosts a dozen day trips, several multi-day trips, monthly classes, tying sessions, casting clinics and programs each year. At the monthly meeting there is always a program by various fly fishing organizations about various topics. A yearly Holiday Party and Auction, photo contest and casting competition as well.
Experience. HPD is a teaching organization interested in expansion and improvement of our beloved sport, fly fishing. HPD’s members vary in skill level from novice to guide. Members are always willing to exchange advice and expand their knowledge.
Right Place & Right Time Opportunities. HPD members occasionally have the opportunity to acquire gear/guide trips/professional clinics at reduced prices or to things otherwise not available (private water). Monthly raffles and the yearly Christmas party auction also provide the chance to obtain fly fishing gear and flies.
What does it cost to join?
HPD dues are $25 per year. IFFF dues are available in many formats but a single year individual membership is $35.
Where do my dues go?
A large majority (at least 75%) of collected dues go directly back to the membership in various forms such as raffle items, day trip lunches, speakers, club equipment, club improvement and event accommodations. Dues not going directly back to membership are generally donations to organizations that support the conservation, reclamation and protection of our fishing habitats and programs or otherwise deserve our organization’s gratitude.
Ready to Join?
The below product will take care of things and get you signed up for HPD and IFFF. Otherwise feel free to download the membership form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also always welcome guests at our meetings, feel free to attend and meet the club before you join.