Sunday, February 18, 2018

February fly tying - Gurgler

KFF monthly fly tying session
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

* Please note: because of the holiday, the library is unavailable this month on the 3rd Monday, so we'll meet on 3rd Tuesday instead *

This month we'll tie the Gurgler. Created by the late Jack Gartside, the Gurgler is one of the universal patterns that has caught nearly everything from bream to tarpon. The Gurgler is a surface fly that pushes water and gives the general appearance of a variety of prey, from hoppers to frogs to baitfish.

As always, bring your tools if you have some. If not, we have a few sets for use during the session. Materials will be provided.  Beginners and guests are welcome!

Monday, February 5, 2018

KFF makes donation to Food Bank!

Last Wednesday, Richard Hudson and Catch Cormier presented a check on behalf of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers to The Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Accepting on behalf of FBCL was Jayne Wright-Velez and Linda Hutson. The money was generated from our fundraiser during the recent Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival. This donation will help feed five seniors for a whole year!

We wish to thank all of our generous benefactors who made our Festival a success and this donation possible. Red Alert Lures, Maria's Farm Products, Rogers Custom Rods, Lil Boos Hardware & Sporting Goods, Red River Bank, the City of Pineville, and all the fly tiers and KFF members who donated stuff or gave their time at the Fest to help out.

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22nd meeting - Crappie on the Fly

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, January 22, 2018
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

For our program this month, Catch Cormier will talk about fly fishing for crappie. If you attended Brandon Jennings presentation at the Cenla Fishing Festival, then this will be a good complimentary program, geared entirely towards fly rod use and strategies.

We'll also have an open discussion about the Festival.  Also fishing reports and upcoming activities.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 16th fly tying

The January 16th fly tying session has been cancelled due to winter weather advisory.  In addition, the Westside Library and most services are closed today.  Stay warm and safe, and hope to see everyone at the Fest on Saturday.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 Festival - 9 days and counting!

We're just a little over a week away from our 2nd-ever Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival on Saturday, January 20th at Kees Park in Pineville.

We have a great lineup of tiers, speakers, and  exhibitors. All the details can be found by clicking on the 2018 Cenla Fly Fest page.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here's wishing a most blessed Christmas for all our members and friends!  Hope everyone finds something under the Christmas tree they can use for their piscatorial pursuits in the coming year.  And let's not forget the reason for the season. Please be giving to those in need, and keep in our prayers those in suffering, distress, and away from their homes and families this holiday season, especially our troops.

With the new year comes two things we all love - good fishing and fun activities.  The club has several great things in store for 2018, starting with our Festival on January 20th.  We also have club trips, as well as several annual activities - the March meeting and evening picnic on Cotile Lake, Fly Fishing 101, and Summer Workshops.

Also, many of our friends are holding events this coming year, including the Little Mo Fly Fishing Fest, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers Masters Series, and the Contraband Fly Fishing Expo on a new date at a new location and new format. The number of fly fishing tournaments continues to grow and those are loads of fun. For dates and details of all things happening in 2018 - including our meeting and fly tying dates - check out our Calendar page.

Friday, December 1, 2017

KFF Holiday Gathering - December 11

In lieu of our December meeting, the club will again gather for an holiday evening of food, fun, and prizes.

Date: Monday, December 11
Location: Tunks Cypress Inn on Kincaid Lake, Highway 28 West near Gardner
Time: 6:30pm
Dutch Treat
For menu selections, go to www.tunkscypressinn.com

You can bring a spouse, guest, sibling, etc.
Dress is casual (but no waders!)
RSVP required... DEADLINE Friday, December 8... email Catch Cormier

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 27th general meeting

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, November 27, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

As this is our last meeting of the year, the agenda will cover a wide range of topics and business items.
- Final nominations for 2018 Board of Directors
- Discussion of 2018 events and activities, and suggestions for the coming year
- Recap of the club's first saltwater outing and "lessons learned"
- Final details on a December 2nd trip to Calcasieu (weather permitting)

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