Possibility interested in joining High Plains Drifters? Can we help answer any questions?
What is IFFF and why do HPD members have to join it?
High Plains Drifters is the Denver Charter 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 here on the website, then IFFF will begin to handle their own renewals.
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, castng 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 int expansion and improvement of our beloved sport, fly fishing. HPD skill levels vary greatly and it keep our membership evoling and teaching the sport and area to new or less experienced members.
Discounts. In general HPD provides the ability to acquire gear/guide trips/professional clinics at reduced prices and is constantly affording these opportunities tot he membership. Raffles and the yearly auction also provide a unique ability to obtain almost any type of gear and flies at reduced costs. HPD also hosts various opportunities to to exchange gear or make connects with local shops.
What do my dues go to?
A large majority of collected dues go directly back to the membership in various forms such as raffle items, day trip lunches, speakers, club improvement and event accommodations. Dues not going directly back to membership are generally donations to organizations the support the conservation, reclamation and protection of our fishing habitats or otherwise deserve of our organizations gratitude.