Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 26 annual "On the Water" meeting

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, March 26, 2018
Cotile Lake Recreation Area
(weather permitting)

** If inclement weather, we'll reschedule this meeting at a later date. ** 

With Daylight Savings Time in effect, it's time for our annual "on the water" meeting.  Once again, we'll meet at the Cotile Lake Recreation Area.  Come anytime that afternoon and fish from the bank.  Or bring your boat, kayak, pirogue, and launch at the Rec Area. Family members and member guests are welcome to attend!

Then at 7:30pm, we'll start gathering at Pavilion #2 (the open pavilion overlooking the lake) and share fishing stories while nourishing on burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill.

Please note the following:
1. There is NO entrance fee for our group. Tell Butch or whoever at the entrance that you are with "Kisatchie Fly Fishers" and they'll let you in free.
2.  Bring your favorite beverages.
3.  Bring a chair.
4.  Bring your fly rod and flies.  Those small popping bugs we purchased as a club work great here!  Bring a few wet flies, hares ears, fluff butts, woolybuggers or similiar.  Bass like bigger poppers and streamers.

If you plan to attend, please fill out this short form.  Click here.
Or RSVP to Catch Cormier if you plan to attend so we'll know how many burgers/dogs to get.

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 19 fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, March 19, 2018
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mixed Bag Contest goes live!

Our first-ever Mixed Bag Contest kicks off tomorrow morning - March 1st - at 12:01am.  It's a members-only FREE contest.  Are you ready?  Here's what you need to compete:
  • Be a 2018 member of KFF
  • Go to the Mixed Bag Contest page and review the rules
  • Print your token  (links at top of MBC page)
  • Laminate your token if possible (keeps it waterproof)
  • Have your camera available when fishing
  • Take photos of your catch and log them in using the links on the MBC page.
  • Bring your enthusiasm!  Remember, while catching the most different species wins, the biggest prize goes to one lucky person among all non-winners who participate.
Got questions?  Check out our forum on for discussion on the contest.  Also check out our Facebook page.

Friday, February 23, 2018

February 26th meeting - Ricky Yeldell and more!

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

We have a big agenda on tap for this month, so please make every effort to come out!

For starters, we'll have one of our favorite guest speakers back. Ricky Yeldell was LDWF's managing biologist for Toledo Bend. Although retired, Ricky keeps his finger on the pulse of all things Toledo Bend. He'll give us an update from his last presentation two years ago, as well as insight to where to find lunker bass, crappie and other species.

After Ricky's talk, we'll give an update on the Little Missouri River. Our annual "March Brown" club trip is just a couple weeks away.

Finally, Bill Morrison and Gene Taylor will discuss the club's first-ever "Mixed Bag" tournament which kicks off March 1st. This free entry, members-only, CPRO (catch-photo-release optional) competition is different than most others. Instead of biggest fish wins, it's most species wins. And the biggest winner is the lucky member who didn't place but gets their name drawn from all entrants. Check the "Mixed Bag" page on the menu above for more details.

* Reminder that 2018 dues are due! It's $25 for individuals or family, and free to active service members or full-time students *

See ya'll there!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February fly tying - Gurgler

KFF monthly fly tying session
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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
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.