Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 22nd meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Monday, August 22, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

For the program, we'll watch a brand new DVD by Gary Borger entitled "The Perfect Cast".  If you're a beginner or even intermediate level caster, or an expert looking for a few extra tips on making tighter loops and more control casts, this video will be the ticket!

Also on the agenda:  Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day the last Saturday in September. KFF will participate.  Also, fishing reports and the new NatGeo application for locating fishing spots.

The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Recap: Fly Tying Workshop with Jeff Guerin

For the summer months - June, July and August - the Kisatchie Fly Fishers cancelled our regular 3rd Monday fly tying sessions and instead held two "Summer Fly Tying Workshops" featuring nationally-renown fly tiers.  The first with Stephen Robert was held in July, and the second with Jeff Guerin was held in August. Both were held on Saturday mornings at the LDWF Woodworth Outdoors Education Center, and were open to members of other clubs.

The August 13th session with Jeff Guerin came on the worst weekend possible, when a tropical depression moved over south Louisiana, dumping as much as 22 inches of rain in some locations - the worst natural disaster in our state since Hurricane Katrina!  Central Louisiana was spared the flooding, so the class went on as scheduled.  Although it did take a toll as only 11 of the 18 registered were able to attend.

Still, it was a great session!  Jeff demonstrated the original hare's ear pattern, a basic wet fly pattern, and his own creation, the A&W Emerger.  Even the expert tiers in the group learned quite a bit as most of Jeff's presentation was more about the concepts of fly design, dubbing selection and mixing, and numerous production tying tips.  Jeff also explained why certain patterns are very effective and his observations from many years of guiding folks on the rivers of southern Arkansas.

KFF would like to thank Jeff very much for giving us this workshop.  Check out his website at www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.  If you've never been fly fishing on the Little Missouri River near Murfreesboro, or have never fished for trout on moving water, I strongly recommend hiring Jeff for a day.  He's a great guide and excellent casting instructor.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 25th meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Monday, July 25, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

This month's program is "New Fly Gear for 2017".  Catch Cormier will update us on both new and current products from the ICAST / IFTD trade show which he attended earlier this month. 

Also on the agenda:
- Roger Breedlove will bring the last of his "surplus rods" to sell for the club. He says he saved the best for last!  Money raised will help club projects.

- Updates on the 2nd and final "Summer Fly Tying Workshops" to be held Saturday, August 13th, featuring Little Missouri Fly Fishing owner and guide Jeff Guerin.

- Last meeting before the club votes on affiliated status with the IFFF.  Last chance to ask questions or raise concerns!

- Upcoming Fall and Spring 2017 club activities. Yes, it's time to think ahead!

The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Reminder: no fly tying this month!

Because of our summer tying workshops, there will be NO regular monthly tying sessions in July and August.  Our next monthly tying session will be on September 19th.

Speaking of our summer workshops, the second and last workshop is Saturday, August 13 - Arkansas Trout Flies with Jeff Guerin.  Time 8:30am - 12:30pm.  Location is LDWF Woodworth Education Center.  This session is open to members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers or other recognized fly fishing clubs.  Refreshments will be provided.  Bring your tools, materials will be provided.  Some basic knowledge of tying techniques may be required.

To register, please email Glen Cormier at catch@laflyfish.com.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 27th general meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Monday, June 27, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

This month we welcome Rick McGuffee as guest speaker. Rick is the District 3 Biologist Supervisor for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A native of Jena, he's been with LDWF for over a decade. Rick will give a "State of the Cenla Fisheries" updating us on the latest on area waters.

Also on the agenda:
- Roger Breedlove will bring another 5 of his rods to sell for the club. Money raised will help club projects.

- Updates on our Summer Fly Tying Workshops, Stephen Robert on July 9th and Jeff Guerin on August 13th.

- Latest on the LDWF Community Fishing Program for Alexandria.

Coming July Meeting: "New Gear For 2017". Catch Cormier will update us on products from ICAST/IFTD, both new and current.

As always, the public is welcome.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 20th fly tying

Our next fly tying session will be Monday, June 20, at the Rapides Westside Libary in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

As always, beginners are welcome. Bring your tools if you have some, otherwise the club has a few toolsets for those without tools.  Materials are provided. 

Please note: this will be our last regular fly tying session until September, as we have scheduled special tying workshops for July and August (see post below).

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"Too Hot To Fish" Summer Fly Tying Workshops

July and August in Louisiana are the toughest months for fishing.  And a great opportunity to learn a few new flies for the months of good fishing that follow.  For the summer of 2016, Kisatchie Fly Fishers will host a pair of tying workshops featuring two of the region's premier tiers, Stephen Robert and Jeff Guerin.

July 9 (Sat) - Warmwater Flies with Stephen Robert.  Time 8:30am - 12:30pm.  Location:  LDWF Woodworth Education Center.

August 13 (Sat) - Arkansas Trout Flies with Jeff Guerin.  Time 8:30am - 12:30pm.  Location: LDWF Woodworth Education Center.

These sessions are open to members-only of Kisatchie Fly Fishers or other recognized fly fishing clubs.  Refreshments will be provided.  More details will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.  There may or may not be a small fee to participate (TBD).  Bring your tools, materials will be provided.  Some basic knowledge of tying techniques may be required.

Please note:  because of the workshops, there will be NO regular monthly tying sessions in July and August.

If interested, please email either Dan Fromme at (click here) or Gene Taylor at (click here) and specify which workshop(s) you wish to attend.