Sunday, November 22, 2020

Mixed Bag Contest ends November 30th!

We're in the final days of our 3rd annual Mixed Bag Contest... submissions must be entered no later than 11:59pm on Monday, November 30th. Winners will be announced and receive prizes at the annual Christmas party in December.  It's not too late to get several entries in. In fact, weather over the Thanksgiving week looks great, the fish are biting on the Red River (even off the bank) and also in the marsh.

Remember, while we will be awarding the top six (6) spots, it only takes ONE entry - just one - to enter your name for the consolation prize. And the consolation prize is always a good one!

Here are the current standings (number is different species registered):

 *   Bill Morrison (18) - Black Crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, freshwater drum (goo), golden shiner, green sunfish, ladyfish, largemouth bass, longear, pinfish, rainbow trout, redear, redfish, speckled trout, spotted bass, warmouth, white bass, white crappie
*   Carlton Townsend (14) - Black Crappie, bluegill, brown trout, carp, channel catfish, cutthroat trout, goldeye, green sunfish, longear, rainbow trout, redear, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass
*   Glen Cormier (12) - bluegill, chain pickerel, channel catfish, largemouth bass, longear, rainbow trout, red spotted sunfish, redear,  speckled trout, warmouth, white crappie, yellow bass
*   Joel Dinnat (11) - bluegill, catfish, black crappie, largemouth bass, longear, pumpkinseed, redear, striped mullet, warmouth, white bass, white crappie
*   Jim Johnson (10) - bluegill, longear, redbreast, redear, chain pickerel, largemouth bass, green sunfish, warmouth, white bass, channel catfish
*   Gene Taylor (9) - bluegill, channel catfish, freshwater drum, pompano, rainbow trout, white bass, green sunfish, longear, warmouth
*   Robert Hughes (9) - black crappie, bluegill, brown trout, cutthroat trout, green sunfish, longear, rainbow trout, spotted bass, tiger trout

Others - Jim Guillory (7),  Terry Stafford (6),  Phil Havener (5),  Keith Breazeale (3), Rich Hudson (3), Justin Wilson (2), Pitt Merryman (2), Mike Carlin (2), Eddie Quita (1),  Preston Keiser (1)

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tying the Pat's Rubber Legs nymph

At our November 10th virtual fly tying session, Bill Morrison led us in tying Pat's Rubber Legs, created by Pat Bennett. Later, Bill recorded an instructional video on tying this simple, but highly effective stonefly imitation. It has been uploaded to YouTube, but can also be viewed by clicking on the video below.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tying Mayer's Mini-Leech

At our October 15th virtual fly tying session, Bill Morrison led us in tying Mayer's Mini-Leech, created by Landon Mayer. Later, Bill recorded an instructional video on tying this wonderfully diverse pattern. It has been uploaded to YouTube, but can also be viewed by clicking on the video below.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tying the Countach Plus fly

At our September 19th virtual fly tying session, Catch Cormier led us in tying the Countach Plus nymph, a hybrid variation of Clark Pierce's Countach Jig Nymph and John Newbury's Knuckle Dragger nymph. Catch later recorded a video of the pattern, which is now uploaded to YouTube. It can also be viewed by clicking on the video below.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tying the Mini Death Grip

At our September 10th virtual fly tying session, Tyler Wood led us in tying Gunnar Brammer's Mini-Death Grip. A recording of the Zoom session has now been uploaded to YouTube. It can also be viewed by clicking on the video below.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

November Virtual Tying sessions

Tuesday, November 10th
6:00pm
Pat's Rubber Legs


Link to request sample materials:
https://forms.gle/EoF42ZHmka8tY7j78
Deadline to submit: Tuesday, November 3rd

Created by Pat Bennett, longtime eastern Idaho guide, the Rubberlegs is a variation of the Girdle Bug, and a somewhat nebulous imitation of a stonefly nymph. It's become a favorite of many western trout guides. Bill Morrison will lead us in tying both the original and the beadhead versions.

Tuesday, November 24th
7:00pm
Bad Hair Day streamer


Link to request sample materials:
https://forms.gle/EoF42ZHmka8tY7j78
Deadline to submit: Tuesday, November 17th

Created by Dave Pinczkowski, this streamer with it's darting motion has been popular for a wide variety of species, from steelhead to smallmouth and largemouth bass. Tyler Wood will lead us in tying this versatile pattern.

All sessions are via Zoom (www.zoom.us). Download the app for use on any PC, tablet, or smartphone. If you do -not- have the password for our virtual tying sessions, please email Bill Morrison.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

November Fly Casting dates & times

Social Distance Casting
Mondays

4:30pm to dark
Big Island Field, City Park, Alexandria

* With the end of Daylight Savings Time, we will begin our weekly casting an hour earlier at 4:30pm.  Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.

In addition, we're going to add a fun format. Challenges for casters of all levels of proficiency.

Hula Hoop Loop. See if you can throw a loop thru a hula hoop.
Casting Target. See if you can cast a fly into a hula hoop laying on the grass.
Balloon Pop. This is a test of high accuracy. See if you can hit a balloon target and make the balloon pop!

As always, there will be casting instruction and tips to improve your casting. Or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.  Our Casting Committee led by Roger Breedlove and Chris Perkins will be very happy to guide you through the process.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

October 27th general meeting

KFF general meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

6:00pm
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

Join us for an online general membership meeting this Tuesday, in lieu of our regular tying session.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  If you have not received Bill Morrison's document on using Zoom, please request.  

We will have a presentation from members who attended a recent fishing trip to Colorado.  We had other members who also fished there during September, and so there's no shortage of interesting stories!  

We'll also discuss upcoming club trips,  Mixed Bag Contest standings, Christmas Party, and share fishing reports.  Look to see ya'll online!