Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 16th fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Dan Fromme will be leading us in tying the RS2, a trout pattern created by South Platte River enthusiast Rim Chung.    Complete details about this fly - including materials and step-by-step instruction - can be found on Charlie Craven's Fly Box website  (Click here).

Bring your tying tools, if none, the club has sets to use during the session. Materials will be provided.

Also... bring gray tying thread or similiar color, if you have some.

As always, beginners are welcome!

Monday, September 25, 2017

9th annual Rio Rodeo October 7th

9th annual Rio Grande Rodeo
Saturday, October 7, 2018
New Orleans City Park
Sponsored by New Orleans Fly Fishers
$10 entry fee, all proceeds go to Casting for Recovery

Mail-in registration deadline - September 30
Onsite registration deadline - October 7, 8:00am

This tournament is fly fishing only for the Rio Grande Cichlid. All entry fish must be caught on artificial flies. Longest rio wins top prize and bragging rights for the year!

Onsite registration and weigh-in at intersection of Henry Thomas Drive and Palm Drive (under the oak trees across from the Blue Rose art sculpture). Look for the NOFF sign and tent.

7:00am to 8:00am - on site registration
8:00am to 12 noon - fishing
12 noon - weigh-in deadline

For complete details and registration form, check out the following documents:

NOFF 9th Annual Rio Rodeo Info.docx

9th annual Rio Rodeo Registration Form.docx

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 25th meeting

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
 
PLEASE NOTE: Meeting time will be 6:00pm this month to give us an extra half-hour for casting.

This is our annual "Fall Casting Session".  BRING YOUR FAVORITE ROD. We'll take advantage of the last remnant of daylight savings time - and hopefully slighty cooler weather - to work on casting skills.  PLUS.... we'll be using a new technique guaranteed to improve your fly casting!  

We'll meet in the library, go thru a few basics, then proceed outside to the grass lawn. We'll finish up in the library with a few business items before adjourning.

See you Monday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday

Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am - Kids Fishing 
8:30am - 1:30pm - Main exhibits and activities
LDWF Woodworth Outdoors Center
661 Robinson Road, Woodworth, LA

FREE admission! Food and refreshments provided, BBQ sampling as well as wild game tasting.

Activities include: falconry demonstrations, canoe paddling, SWAT Team Demonstration, cannon net demonstrations, target shooting with shotguns, .22 rifles, Muzzeloaders, air rifles, as well as archery target shooting, live snake display, free photos taken on the Air Boat, rock wall climbing, retriever dog demos, hay rides.  

Also fly casting and fly tying demos by the Kisatchie Fly Fishers. 

There will be free burgers and drinks courtesy of Burger King, Sayes Office Supply and the Alexandria Optimist Club. Also barbecue samples from the Woodmen of the World BBQ Contest.  For the Kids Fishing Derby, participants should bring their own bait and fishing gear. Ages 15 and under can fish for bream, bass and catfish.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 18th fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Dan Fromme will be leading us in tying the Green Caddis Larvae. Bring your tying tools, if none, the club has sets to use during session.  Materials will be provided. 
Here are the ingredients:

Hook - Dairiki 125 size 16 emerger hook
Zap A Gap
Round leaf free wire - .015 gauge
Thread - Dark brown-70 denier ultra thread
Ultra Wire - brassie-chartreuese
Dubbing Front - Awesome possum dubbing -olive
Dubbing Back - Awesome possum dubbing -brown

** Bring your standard fly tying equipment plus a bodkin and a small wire brush

For a video on tying the fly, along with some interesting observations on caddis larvae, click here.

As always, beginners are welcome!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - Sept. 15-16

2017 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
September 15-16, 2017
Ocean Springs Civic Center
3730 Bienville Blvd.,  Ocean Springs, MS
FREE admission!

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council - Fly Fishers International (FFI). The Gulf Coast Fly Fair features free presentations, casting lessons, beginner classes, tying demonstrations, auctions and raffles, and more. And best of all, it's FREE!

For those looking to improve their fly casting skills, the GCC Fair offers the largest contingent of FFI Certified and Master Certified instructors of any event on the Gulf Coast.  Also, Boy and Girl Scouts have the opportunity to work on their Fly Fishing Merit Badge.

The Friday night casual buffet and Awards Dinner will be held also at the OSCC. It will feature an auction rich with prizes including art, fly tackle, guided trips, award winning fly plates, and much more. Along with the day raffles, proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab, and conservation projects within the council boundaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama and Florida panhandle.

Kisatchie Fly Fishers is a member of the FFI Gulf Coast Council.  We highly encourage our members to take in the largest fly fishing show on the Gulf Coast.

More details - including a schedule of events and programs - can be found at www.gulfcoastfff.org

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August 28 general meeting

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, August 28, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

You do -NOT- want to miss this meeting!  Roger Breedlove is generously donating several of his rods and a half dozen reels to the club.  Need a fly rod or reel, or both?  Here's your chance to get one at a great bargain - and raise a few bucks for the club.  Also, fall fishing is almost here and we'll talk about where to go.

As always, our meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 21st fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, August 21, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Dan Fromme will be leading us in tying the Red Annelid. Created by John Gordon, this fly is a staple for fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico. But it's also a great fly for all western trout waters and even for bream here at home. It imitates a tiny worm, but could also imitate certain midge larvae.

Bring your fly tying tools. If none, the club has a few sets for use during these sessions. Materials are provided.

As always, you do NOT need to be a club member to attend.  Beginners are welcome!