Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 20th fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Gene Taylor will lead us in tying Steve Dally's Hippie Chick. The Hippy Chick has a baitfish profile with lots of action. It can be dead drifted in deep fast water in the White River during the winter shad kills. Or it can be used for bass or stripers when feeding on schools of shad. For a video of the fly being tied, click here.

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

As always, beginners are welcome

Sunday, October 29, 2017

29th annual Toledo Bend Rendezvous this weekend

What is Rendezvous?  It's the largest annual gathering of fly tiers in our state, with no planned activities but plenty of fly tying, food, and fishing. Held annually at North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, the event is co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils of Fly Fishers International, and is open to the public. It kicks off Friday afternoon and ends after breakfast on Sunday morning. Many of the top tiers from the Ark-La-Tex region and beyond will be on hand tying at the numerous tables inside the large dining room.

Five bunkhouses are reserved for overnight stay on Friday, Saturday or both nights. The 2-night fee is $50 family, $40 single, and 1-night fee is $25 family, $20 single. Those coming just for the day Saturday are asked to make a donation to help offset the rental fees. For more details on this event, check Bowfin47's post on the General Discussion forum.  Or go to this link at Walter McLendon's website.

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 23rd meeting - Fall Marsh Basics

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

Now through Christmas is the best time of the year for fly fishing the marsh!  Speckled trout have moved inside, and fish of all size are roaming the interior lakes.  North winds will continue to drop water levels, exposing banks where redfish, drum and sheepshead roam.

In preparation for our club trips to Pointe-aux-Chenes (Nov. 18) and Lake Prien (Dec. 2), our own Catch Cormier will give us a presentation on "Marsh Fly Fishing Basics" with emphasis on Fall and Winter fishing.  Catch will cover tackle, flies, rigging, tactics, what to look for, and specific areas in the Pointe-aux-Chenes and Calcasieu areas.

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

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!