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

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
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!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 20th fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, November 20, 2017
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
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
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