Monday, July 14, 2014

July 22nd meeting - What Knot to Wear

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Please note the change from our routine 4th Monday date.

The topic of this meeting will be "What Knot to Wear".  I'm knot kidding. We'll do hands-on of several popular fishing knots. Also, if anyone has any knots they'd like to share, please do so. The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can.

Also on the agenda:  upcoming events, our participation at the Cenla Hunting and Fishing Day (September 27), and a proposed "Cenla Fly Tying Festival" for January. See you there.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 23rd meeting - Kristi Butler, Booker Fowler Hatchery

The next monthly meeting of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be on Monday, June 23rd at 6:30pm at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can.

For this meeting, we welcome Ms. Kristi Butler, Manager for Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, as our guest speaker. The LDWF Booker Fowler Hatchery is located in Woodworth and is the primary fish production for the state. Kristi will talk about the workings of the hatchery and stocking efforts in the Cenla region. Please make sure to arrive early for this meeting as Kristi will give her program first. We will then follow later with club news, fishing reports and other business.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 16 Fly Tying

Our next fly tying session will be on Monday, June 16th, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Beginners are invited.

This month, we'll review some basics on fly tying with a video by Gary Borger.  Then apply those basics for one of the most effective freshwater patterns ever created... but with a slight twist. Members are encouraged to bring their tools and follow along.  Materials will be provided. For those without tools, we have a few to borrow for this session (KFF is getting four sets of tools that should arrive for our July session).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo June 12-14

The Texas Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) will hold their first-ever Expo Friday-Saturday, June 12-14, at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, Texas. The title of their event is "Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo" with the intent to feature fly fishing opportunities in Texas, as well as flies and techniques for all fish, all waters. Admission is $20 for both days.

The Civic Center will feature exhibitors, vendors, programs, and fly tying demonstrations by some of the country's top fly tiers. Cypress Bend Park will be the location for Casting Programs, Certifications, and kayak fishing classes. Both locations will have hands-on workshops, which attendees can sign up for a nominal fee, and with limited class sizes. Also Youth and Women's Outreach programs.

Other activities: Thursday night there will be a Welcoming Dinner, Friday night the Texas Council will host the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and Saturday night will be the Awards Banquet and Auction. For more info, go to www.txflyfishexpo.com

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 27th meeting

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, our usual fourth Monday meeting has been moved to the following evening, Tuesday, May 27th.  Same time - 6:30pm, same location - Rapides Westside Library.

We were going to meet this month at a location on the water to practice casting, but with a 70 percent forecast of thunderstorms, we'll meet at our usual location. On the agenda is the upcoming Grand Isle Fly Fishing Weekend, the CCA STAR Fly Fishing Division, and other upcoming events, as well as a discussion of saltwater fly fishing opportunities during the summer months.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 20th fly tying

Our first-ever fly tying session will take place on Tuesday, May 20, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Guests are invited.

For this inaugural session, we'll have a special guest instructor - Kevin "Musicdoc" Andry. Kevin is a high school music instructor at St. Micheals in Baton Rouge. He's also an avid fly angler, kayak angler and fly tier, and maintains the "Kayak Fishing With Kevin" blog at kevinandry.wordpress.com.  His site has been honored as one of the top kayak / fly fishing videos on the internet.

For this beginning session, Kevin will cover some basic tools for the tier, then go into one of his favorite simple patterns demonstrating several tying techniques.  He'll then demonstrate a more advanced pattern. For the simple pattern, members are encouraged to bring their tools and follow along.  Materials will be provided. For those without tools, we have a few to borrow for this session (KFF is getting four sets of tools that should arrive for our June session).

Come meet and greet Musicdoc... should be a great time!