Monday, July 6, 2020

July 7th tying moved to the 14th - Silli Minnow

Virtual Tying Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 14th

6:30pm *
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

* The session for July 7th has been moved to the 14th due to the passing of Catch's mom.

We are now mailing out sample materials for the tying session.  If you would like to recieve a sample bag of materials, please email with the subject "Fly Tying Materials" and your name and address - no later than Thursday 3pm before the session.

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password.

This week, Catch Cormier will lead us in tying the "Silli Minnow", a flyfisher's version of the tube jig. The tube jig was created in 1964 by the legendary Bobby Garland and is one of the most effective crappie and bass lures ever made. 

At a flyfishing show in North Carolina in 1999, Catch watched a tier demonstrate "Gitzit Fly" named after the original tube jig. It was tied on a jighead hook, with standard chenille body, and spinnerbait skirts for the tail. Catch made a couple of improvements to better "match the conventional hatch". Mainly, using a flashy chenille for the body, and keeping the silicon tail clumped by using a hair tying technique.  Catch says the Silli Minnow is the best crappie fly he has ever fished, period!

The material list:
  •     hook: jighead size 1/80 or 1/64 ounce *
  •     thread: your choice
  •     tail: Sili Legs or other silicone skirt material
  •     body: medium Krystal Flash Chenille
* alternative: 60 degree jig hook with 5/32" tungsten bead

As our usual procedure, the lead tier will first do a walkthough demo that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, we'll do a group tying where attendees can tie (or watch) and ask questions.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tying the Black Boudreaux

At our last bi-weekly online fly tying session, Catch Cormier led us in tying the Black Boudreaux, an excellent pattern for bream and trout. Created by Ray Boudreaux of New Iberia, a longtime member of the Acadiana Fly Rodders, it can be fished straight or under a strike indicator. During mid to late summer, when lake organisms have a dark coloration, this little fly really shines! Here is a video of Catch's walkthrough of tying the Black Boudreaux.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 6th Casting, new casting incentive program

Social Distance Casting
Monday, July 6th

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.  You're welcome to come join at any time starting at 5pm. Improve on your casting skills with the help of our casting instructors, or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

* BREAKING NEWS!  Over the next 3 months, the club will raffle off a rod at each casting session. These rods are provided by Roger Breedlove. Most have been repaired, but not all. All the rods are in good condition and serviceable. They make super back-up rods, rods for kids, or rods to keep handy in your vehicle or elsewhere. The raffle will be $5 per chance. Hopefully this will increase participation at the casting sessions, while raising a little money for our club's education program. If you don't own a fly rod, come out anyway, the club has outfits for use during these sessions!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 29th Casting Monday, June 30th Club Meeting

Social Distance Casting
Monday, June 29th

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.  You're welcome to come join at any time starting at 5pm. Improve on your casting skills with the help of our casting coaches. Or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

General Membership Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, June 30th

6:30pm
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

Join us for an online general membership meeting Tuesday, June 30th.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The instructions for using Zoom have been sent out via email.

During the meeting we will discuss our way forward for fly tying and fly casting.  We will also share some of our favorite local area spots to fish during summer, and what flies to use. 

Upcoming sessions:

Virtual Tying Tuesday, July 7th
6:30pm
Catch Cormier will lead in tying the Sili Minnow

Virtual Tying Tuesday, July 21st
6:30pm
Larry Offner will lead in tying the Jitterbee

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bluegill Belly Bean revisited

Back in February - at our last live attendance tying session - we tied up the Bluegill Belly Bean. The BBB was created by Paul Beel of Indiana, fly fishing writer and owner of FrankenFly website.

This fly gets down deep, where bigger bream hang out during late summer. Beel suggests letting the fly sink down using the countdown method, then stripping short strips.

I got a report this week from a crappie fishing guide at Toledo Bend. He mentioned that he's finding bream in 5-10 feet of water on submerged humps and points.  Perfect scenario for the BBB.

Since we didn't post it before, here's the materials list:
  • hook: jig hook size 8 standard length (J2 602, J2 604, Diachi 4640 or 4647, Lightning Strike JF2, Hanak 480, * Umpqua 555) 
  • eyes: double pupil x-small chartreuse
  • tail: midge flash in root beer color
  • legs: Chicone's Barred Micro Crusher legs, olive color
  • abdomen: Estaz petite, opal olive color
  • thorax/head: Hares Ear Plus Dubbin, olive color
* Be careful when buying Umpqua U555, these run 2 sizes larger, eg, size 12 is really size 8


Saturday, June 20, 2020

June 22nd Casting Monday, June 23rd Tying Tuesday

Social Distance Casting
Monday, June 22nd

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.  You're welcome to come join at any time starting at 5pm. Improve on your casting skills with the help of our casting instructors, or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, June 23rd

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

This week, Glen Cormier will lead us in tying the "Black Boudreaux", a pattern created by Ray Boudreaux of New Iberia, a longtime member of Acadiana Fly Rodders. Ray had just joined AFR and participated in a fishing outing at a local pond. One of the members was having great success catching bream on a small fly.  Ray tried to recreate the fly and in the process, came up with something new and different. Fellow member Bob Boese was so impressed with the fly, he named it after Ray.

The original pattern uses the following materials:
  • hook: size 14 scud
  • thread: size 8/0
  • tail: brown kip tail
  • body: peacock herl
  • hackle: grizzly hackle
  • eyes: small black bead chain
Bob's variation of this fly uses brown or black hackle for the tail, and tinsel instead of peacock for the body.  We're going to tie the original, but with hackle for the tail. The reason will be explained during the session.

As our usual procedure, Catch will first do a walkthough demonstration of the fly that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, attendees can tie or watch and ask questions.

If you did not receive the email from Bill Morrison with the meeting ID and password, please email Bill prior to the meeting.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tying the Rusty Sparrow

Tuesday we held our bi-weekly online fly tying session using the Zoom video conferencing application. Bill Morrison led the group in tying the Rusty Sparrow, a variation by Kyle Moppert of Jack Gartside's original Gartside Sparrow. Jim Guillory learned it from Kyle some dozen years ago, and it's been one of his favorite flies for trout on the Little Mo. Here is a video of Bill's walkthrough of tying the Rusty Sparrow.


Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 8th Casting Monday, June 9th Tying Tuesday

Rusty Sparrow
Social Distance Casting
Monday, June 8

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.  You're welcome to come join at any time starting at 5pm. 

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, June 9

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

This week, Jim Guillory will lead us in tying the Rusty Sparrow.  This fly is Kyle Moppert's variation of the original Jack Gartside Sparrow.  Jim learned to tie it from Kyle about 12 years ago, and since then, it's been one of his favorite patterns for trout (hook sizes 12-16) and in larger sizes, for bass.

The original fly used feathers all taken from different parts of a pheasant, but did not use weight.  Here is a YouTube of the original Gartside Sparrow. The Rusty Sparrow variation uses weighted lead to get the fly down deep.

As our usual procedure, Jim will first do a walkthough demonstration of the fly that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, attendees can tie along with Jim and ask questions. Or attendees can simply watch, and ask questions.

If you did not receive the email from Bill Morrison with the meeting ID and password, please email Bill prior to the meeting. The meeting is open to all members of KFF as well as Acadiana Fly Rodders.

Friday, May 22, 2020

May 25th Casting Monday, May 26th Tying Tuesday

Social Distance Casting
Monday, May 25

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.

Roger Breedlove will arrive at 5:00pm. You're welcome to come join at any time starting then or after. He and other club casting gurus will provide assistance to anyone looking to improve their casting, be it beginner or expert. Or come participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, May 26

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

This week, Jim Johnson will lead us in tying the "Lunch Money", a pattern created by Matt Bennett. Matt grew up in southwest Louisiana, and currently lives in Austin. A professional tier, he's been recognized as one of the top fly designers in the country today, having created numerous patterns for warm, salt and coldwater fishing.

According to Matt, the Lunch Money was created out of need for a bite-sized baitfish streamer for the Texas Hill Country. However, it's been a great bass fly anywhere there is clear water and an abundance of small baitfish.

Here are the materials you will need:
  • #4 Stinger Hook, Gamakatsu B10s or equivalent stinger‐type hook (Sub: #4 or #6 stinger or Standard #4 saltwater hook)
  • 140 denier thread ‐ olive (Sub: black or different size or color)
  • Medium lead dumbell eyes ‐ red (Sub: different color or size)
  • Rabbit fur strip ‐ 1/8" green olive (Sub: different size or color)
  • Senyo laser dub ‐ yellow and olive (Sub: any long fiber dubbing such as EP fibers)
  • Rubber legs ‐ olive/black or any dark leg such as crazy, silli, loco legs (Sub: any rubber leg)
In preparation for tying this pattern, check out Matt's video on Youtube. In the Zoom session, Jim will add his own perspectives on this pattern, so you don't want to miss this!

Monday, May 18, 2020

May 19th online fly tying - T&T Tuesday

Kisatchie-Acadiana clubs online fly tying session
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Please join us for another installment of Tips and Techniques Tuesday. Remember to enter the Zoom meeting ID and password before joining the session.  If you need the id and password, send an email to Bill Morrison.

Also, a reminder that on May 26, Jim Johnson will be leading us in tying Matt Bennett's Lunch Money streamer.  One of the best modern patterns for predatory fish.  If you need to order materials, please do so early this week.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 18th Social Distance Casting

Social Distance Casting
Monday, May 18, 2020

5:00pm until
Big Island Field
City Park, Alexandria

KFF President Mike Carlin would like to remind everyone that, if you're tired of too much "virtual", you're welcomed to come out and join us for our Social Distance Casting. Big Island has a lot of space and there is strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.

Roger Breedlove will arrive around 5:00pm and with help of other casting gurus in our club, provide assistance to anyone looking to improve their casting. Even an accomplished caster will pick up some valuable lessons. Or may be able to help someone else.

Also, we will continue our Casting Skills Challenge. As per the previous post, this has been a highly successful club venture. Several of those awarded are also FFI members and will be recognized on the regional and national level.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Members recognized for Casting Skills awards

FFI CSC Gold Level Pin
Last year, the club adopted the "Casting Skills Challenge", a Fly Fishers International (FFI) program designed for all casters, from beginner to advanced, to be a fun way to study, practice and challenge oneself to reach casting milestones while doing it at their own pace.  Chris Perkins has been our director of the club program, while Roger Breedlove, an FFI Certified Casting Instructor, has been chief facilitator.

The CSC consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold. Each level represents a more advanced achievement, that is, being able to master certain types of casts.  Details about the CSC can be found on our "Casting" page and on the FFI website at www.flyfishersinternational.org.

Members do not need to be FFI members to receive the KFF Casting Skills awards.  However, we strongly encourage them to consider joining FFI.  Since our program is an exact duplicate of the FFI program, club members who are FFI simply need to send in the paperwork and a small fee (which KFF will reimburse).  FFI members receive a pin as well as recognition on the national and regional level (see www.gulfcoastcouncilffi.org).

Here's the latest list of KFF Casting Skills awards.  Please congratulation them on their achievement!

Bronze
Johnathon Bennett.  Richard Dewees.  Joel Dinnat. 
Chester Gatlin.  Phil Havener.  Rich Hudson. 
Robert Hughes.  Preston Keiser.  Lindsey Torbett. 
Carlton Townsend

Silver
Mike Carlin Frank Coe Jim Guillory
Jim Johnson Justin Wilson Tom Zabasky


Gold
Bill Morrison Chris Perkins Gene Taylor

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mixed Bag Contest - update May 13th

Largemouth taken by Justin Wilson on Foam Stone Fly
Let's hope we never have another Spring like this one, ever again!  With so many businesses and schools on lockdown because of the Corona Virus, folks of all ages have taken to local waters in droves. It's like every day is a Saturday.  The big fish are staying deep, hoping to avoid getting run over by a bass boat or jet ski.

Fortunately, our Mixed Bag Contest is a CPRE tournament where size doesn't matter, but diversity does.  Any KFF member can participate, entry is free.  Just catch a fish, and submit it online via the MBC page.

We'll be awarding SIX places, but if you don't finish in the top 6, that's okay too. Because it means your name will be entered into the Consolation Drawing from all members who entered at least one fish. So get out and fish and put an entry in!

Here are the current standings (number is different species registered):
  • Glen Cormier (10) - bluegill, chain pickerel, channel catfish, redear, rainbow trout, yellow bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, warmouth, redbreast sunfish
  • Bill Morrison (7) - largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, longear, white crappie, redear, golden shiner
  • Carlton Townsend (6) - black crappie, rainbow trout, longear, bluegill, redbreast, redear
  • Jim Johnson (5) - bluegill, longear, redbreast, redear, chain pickerel
  • Joel Dinnat (5) - warmouth, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear
  • Robert Hughes (5) - rainbow trout, longear, green sunfish, bluegill, brown trout
Others - Rich Hudson (3), Terry Stafford (2), Justin Wilson (2), Pitt Merryman (2), Mike Carlin (1), Phil Havener (1), Eddie Quita (1), Gene Taylor (1)

Monday, May 11, 2020

May 12th tying session - Woolybugger

KFF online fly tying session
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Remember to enter the Zoom meeting id and meeting password before joining session.  Instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, and how to test for sound, are in the April 6th post.  If you do not have the Zoom access information, please email Bill Morrison and he will resend.

This week's pattern will be the Woolybugger, one of the most universal patterns of all time. Created by Russ Blessing, versions of the WB have been used for trout, salmon, bass, panfish, and even saltwater!  Here are the materials you will need (obviously, any substitutions will work as well).

- hook, 4x streamer or 3x long nymph hook, sizes 10 or 8
- thread, 140 denier (olive, or color to match fly)
- bead, 1/8" gold brass bead or substitute. Can omit bead.
- lead wire. Size .020 or bigger (wrap less) or smaller (wrap more)
- antron chenille or other chenille (color to match fly)
- strung marabou (olive, or other color, any feather will work for tail)
- saddle hackle (olive or matching color, schlappen feather substitute)

If you don't have these materials (or substitutes) you are still welcomed to join in and watch. In addition to tying a particular fly, we are using these online sessions to share fishing reports and other interesting discussion items.

Monday, May 4, 2020

May 5th tying session - whip finishes, half-hitches, and barbell eyes

KFF online fly tying session
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Remember to enter the Zoom meeting id and meeting password before joining session.  Instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, and how to test for sound, are in the April 6th post.  If you do not have the Zoom access information, please email Bill and he will resend.

Please join us for another installment of Tips and Techniques Tuesday. This week Bill Morrison will lead us in examining two methods for whip finishing by hand and using the half-hitch for ‘saving work’ and finishing. We will also look at various techniques for tying on barbell eyes. If there is anything else you would like to see covered, please let Bill know!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

May "meeting" dates revised

Mondays will be "Social Distance Casting" with Roger Breedlove. Location TBA. 5:00pm. Join Roger for casting instruction and/or Casting Skills Challenge. Remember to wear a mask and keep a 6 foot distance. Limited participation, so pre-registration required.

Tuesdays will now be a continuation of our online fly tying sessions via the Zoom online video meeting website / application. To join in on "Tying Tuesdays" remember to go to www.zoom.us and enter the meeting ID and password. As we've done previously, each session will begin with the instructor tying the fly without pause, so it can be recorded for posting to YouTube. After the demo, the group will tie the pattern together.

Tuesday, May 5 - Tying Techniques, Q&A
Tuesday, May 12 - Wooly Bugger - Gene Taylor
Tuesday, May 19 - Tying Techniques, Q&A
Tuesday, May 26 - Matt Bennett's Lunch Money streamer - Jim Johnson

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tying the Bully Bluegill Spider

Monday we held our weekly online fly tying session using the Zoom video conferencing application. Bill Morrison led the group in tying the Bully Bluegill Spider, a simple but effective pattern created by Terry Wilson. Terry and his wife Roxanne have co-authored several books on fly fishing warmwater species.  Here is a video of Bill's walkthrough of tying the BBS.


Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 27th tying session - Bully Bluegill Spider

KFF online fly tying session
Monday, April 27, 2020

6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Remember to enter the Zoom meeting id and meeting password before joining session.  Instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, and how to test for sound, are in the April 6th post.  If you do not have the Zoom access information, please email Bill at this email address and he will resend.

For each tying session, there will be two parts. The first part we will demo the fly without pause and record the demo for posting to the KFF website.  The second part, we will start over and all tie the pattern together. During the 2nd part, questions can be asked.

On Monday, we'll tie the Bully Bluegill Spider. This is a very easy fly to tie, yet one that should be in every bream angler's fly box.  The BBS is weighted towards the rear for a vertical descent.

Materials:
- nymph hook #10 or #12 (Sub: dry fly or almost any hook in this size range)
- black thread 70 denier (Sub: heavier thread or different color)
- lead wire size .015 (Sub: .020 or .025.  Omit, but fly won't sink as well)
- ultra chenille standard, chartruese or any color you want. (Sub: regular chenille, small)
- black rubber legs, small  (Sub: any rubber leg or spinner‐bait skirt material)

If time allows, we'll also tie a Foam Spider. Like the BBS, the rubber legs allow for lifelike action that bluegill can't resist.

Materials:
- Fly Foam 2mm, chartreuse (Sub: 3mm foam or craft foam [super glue two layers together if too
thin]. Foam spider kits with pre‐cut bodies, legs, and hooks are availble from several suppliers)
- Legs and thread ‐ Same as for the Slow Sinking Spider

Sunday, April 19, 2020

April 21st tying session - Basics, Problems, and Q&A

KFF online fly tying session
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Remember to enter the Zoom meeting id and meeting password before joining session.  Instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, and how to test for sound, are in the April 6th post.  If you do not have the Zoom access information, please email Bill and he will resend.

We won’t be tying a particular fly but will go over a few basic tying skills or techniques and answer any questions you may have about fly tying.  Our tentative plans are to look at the following techniques:
  •     Multiple methods for tying in rubber legs
  •     Applying dubbing:  forming a dubbing noodle and dubbing loop.
  •     Any requests you may have (such as Mike’s suggestion about tying on eyes)
Attendees can use the Zoom "raise a hand" feature to ask questions during the session.

Please email Bill Morrison with any other techniques you would like to see or any tying questions you may have.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tying the Slow Sinking Spider

This past Monday we conducted our first-ever online fly tying session using the Zoom video conferencing application. Featured pattern was Stephen Robert's Slow Sinking Spider.  The first half of the session, Bill Morrison did a walk-through demonstration using Zoom's recording feature.  Bill has since posted that part of the session to YouTube.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

April 13th fly tying online - Slow Sinking Spider

KFF online fly tying session
Monday, April 13, 2020

6:00pm
Zoom meeting at http://zoom.us

Remember to enter meeting id and meeting password before joining session.  The id and password were sent to all members in an email. If you're a KFF member and did not receive this email, please make sure to contact Rich Hudson or Bill Morrison.

Instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, and how to test for sound, are in the post below.

Monday kicks off the first of several weekly tying sessions during the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  These sessions will alternate between tying patterns and covering tying basic skills.

On Monday, Bill will lead us in tying the Slow Sinking Spider, created by our friend Stephen Robert of Houma.  The SSS is a great pattern for bedding bream and for fishing around docks and under trees.

Monday, April 6, 2020

KFF kicks off virtual fly tying sessions

With social distancing guidelines in place for the foreseeable future, the Fly Tying Committee has been experimenting with using Zoom - an online meeting tool - to continue our fly tying sessions during this time.  Zoom meetings can be attended on a computer (PC or Mac), smartphone, tablet, or other device with internet access.  From a participant standpoint, Zoom is free, and fairly simple to use.

Last week, FTC member Bill Morrison sent all active members an email with details. These included:
  • Youtube videos created by Bill on how to use Zoom on computer or smartphone
  • Other links for instruction on Zoom
  • Dates for upcoming sessions and what fly will be tied at each session  (see below)

The biggest challenge for members will be to acquire the materials. Bill has listed each fly that will be tied, and sent out a materials list in case some need to be ordered. The list also includes substitutions so members can use materials they might have on hand.

Each tying session will begin with the instructor demo tying the fly without pause, so it can be recorded for posting to the KFF website (via Youtube) later. After the demo, the group will start over and everyone will tie the pattern together. During the 2nd half of the session, participants can "raise a hand" to ask questions.

In order to join each tying session, members will need to enter the meeting ID and password for that session. It will be emailed to members in advance. Since there is a limit on participants, members are asked -NOT- to share this info. In addition, the host (instructor) will review the guests list to insure there are no "crashers". 

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, April 7 - Zoom practice session. Use this session to test your equipment and practice using Zoom.

Monday, April 13 - Fly Tying - Slow Sinking Spider - Bill Morrison

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:  Fly Tying Basics, Problems, and Q&A

Monday, April 27 - Fly Tying - Bully Bluegill Spider, Foam Spider (time permitting) - Bill Morrison

Monday, May 4 - Fly Tying Basics, Problems, and Q&A

Monday, May 11 - Fly Tying - Wooly Bugger - Gene Taylor

Monday, May 18 - Fly Tying Basics, Problems, and Q&A

Monday, May 25 - Matt Bennett's Lunch Money streamer - Jim Johnson

KFF Specific Zoom Videos (How to join our meetings and use basic features of Zoom)

Short YouTube of Zoom’s basic features on a computer:
https://youtu.be/0oUVKETpejM

See Bill's email for videos on how to join meetings.

To join by phone or tablet:

Download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Store.

Start the Zoom app -> tap Join -> enter meeting ID ->enter your name as you want it to appear in the meeting -> tap the join button ->enter password.

To test computer equipment:

Join a test meeting to check camera, mic, and speakers at:  https://zoom.us/test

Tutorials on how to use Zoom:

A tutorial document specific to joining meetings from various platforms (Windows, Mac, iPhone, & Android) 
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Details on how to use Zoom on various browsers: 
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362593-Launching-Zoom-from-a-web-browser

There are lots of other tutorials on the Zoom page at
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 update: April meetings cancelled, FF101 postponed

On Monday, President Trump, the White House Coronavirus Task Force , Governor John Bel Edwards and state and local agencies issued strict guidelines to help protect Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The result was closure of numerous facilities to public use, and strong advisement against social gatherings of more than 10 people.

Out of concern for our members and the public in general, the board of Kisatchie Fly Fishers has voted to cancel our fly tying and general meeting for April, and postpone our Fly Fishing 101 - which was scheduled for March 28th - until sometime in the Fall.

For those members who wish to improve their casting skills, Roger Breedlove has agreed to coach a few members behind the library on the 3rd and 4th Monday of April.  Please make sure to contact Roger in advance.  We do not want to have more than ten folks show up at a time!

Both club trips now through May are still on as planned.

All other fly fishing events across the region through May have been cancelled as of this date. The NLFF Masters Series in July is still on.  In addition, we are still considering our annual "Summer Workshop" in late June.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Bill Morrison receives his FFI Casting Certification

A big congratulations go out to our own Bill Morrison. This past weekend, Bill participated in a Fly Fishers International (FFI) Casting Instructor Certification Program in Lake Charles. According to his mentor, Roger Breedlove, Bill took and passed his practical and teaching exams on Friday, and his written exam Friday evening, and PASSED all three!

Roger says Bill did exceptionally well on the performance test and "smoked" the teaching tasks. The judges were impressed. He also made an "A" on the written exam.  Bill joins Roger and Glen Cormier as KFF members with FFI instructor certification.

Hosted by the FFI Gulf Coast Council, this certification event was the largest of its kind in North America the past year, with 7 examiners and over 15 candidates. The FFI Certification Program was created in 1992 to enhance the overall level of instruction in fly casting and to create a common terminology and methodology of casting mechanics. The CCI program also establishs a communication network among all instructors, with the purpose of sharing new ideas and teaching techniques.

Please join us in congratulating Bill on his impressive feat!

Friday, March 6, 2020

March 16th meeting - annual "On the Water" picnic

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, March 16, 2020

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.  KFF members, family members and member guests are welcome to attend!

Come anytime that afternoon and fish from the bank.  Or bring your boat, kayak, pirogue, and launch at the Rec Area.  Or take in some casting lessons and/or participate in our Casting Skills Program.  Roger Breedlove will be on hand early to assist anyone with casting.

Then at 7:00pm, 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.
5.  Bring a camera (or smartphone) to submit entries for the Mixed Bag.

If you plan to attend, please fill out this short form:  CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP.

Please signup if you plan to attend so we'll know how many burgers/dogs to get.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Gulf Coast Sweetwater Classic coming this month

Gulf Coast Sweetwater Classic
Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, 2020
Percy Quin State Park, McComb, MS
FREE admission to park & festival
Entry fee for tournament: $25

The Fly Fishers International (FFI) Gulf Coast Council (GCC) will host their first-ever "Gulf Coast Sweetwater Classic" fly fishing tournament and festival this Friday and Saturday at Percy Quin State Park just five miles from McComb, Mississippi.

The event marks a departure from the routine conclaves of past years, and joins the growing number of fly fishing tournaments, or events with a tournament component, that have become popular across the country.  Lake Tangipahoa inside Percy Quin offers fly anglers an opportunity for a trophy bass, as well as crappie over 2 pounds during March and April. 

Classic activities include: casting instruction and casting skills challenge, fly tying demos, Big Bream Contest (Friday afternoon) and the Sweetwater Classic Tournament (Saturday morning). The festival is FREE and admission to the park is free for attendees.

The Big Bream Contest entry fee is $5 cash (winner take all), and the Classic Tournament entry fee is $25 (register via iAngler). There’s also a “One Feather Fly Tying Contest” on Friday evening, and an “Iron Fly Tying” contest on Saturday afternoon.  Also, there's a fundraiser on Saturday with many great and one-of-a-kind items!

Anyone who registers for the tournament before Wednesday 11:59pm via the iAngler links is eligible for a drawing for $100 cash, to be drawn at the weigh-in. Must be present to win!

For complete details, including schedule, tournament rules, local lodging and restaurants, go to www.gulfcoastcouncilffi.org and click on the “Classic” page or any of the submenu items.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March date changes and non-club events

March is a busy month for our club!  We have several activities planned, and some rearrangement of meeting dates.  There's also some regional events club members may be interested in.

Please note the following:
- NO fly tying session this month.  We resume in April.
- Our annual Spring Picnic meeting is a week early this year,  March 16th.
- Our annual "March Brown" trip to the Little Missouri is March 19-22.
- We'll be at a special event Alexandria Farmers Market on March 24th.
- Our annual "Fly Fishing 101" is March 28th.  Details on the "FF101" page.

Other activities of interest this month:
- Pack & Paddle's annual Spring Demo Day on Saturday, March 7th at Vermillionville in Lafayette. Time is 10am to 2pm.  Free event, with kayak demos and fly rod testing demos.  For details go to www.packpaddle.com.
- Red Stick Day on March 7th in Baton Rouge, the Red Stick club's annual conclave.  Free admission. Location is Waddill Outdoors Center in Baton Rouge.  For details go to www.rsff.org.
- Winnfield Rotary Club meeting, on Wednesday, March 11th at Lydia's Country Kitchen in Winnfield.  Time is 12 noon.  KFF member Glen 'Catch' Cormier will speak on fly fishing.
- Gulf Coast Sweetwater Classic, fly fishing tournament and conclave,  Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, Percy Quin State Park in McComb, MS.  This is a new event by the FFI Gulf Coast Council.  Free admission, with a $5 entry fee on Friday's Big Bream Contest and $25 entry fee for the Saturday bass and crappie tournament.  Details and registration are at www.gulfcoastcouncilffi.org.
- Alexandria Farmers Market,  Tuesday, March 24th,  2727 Jackson St (across from United Methodist Church).  KFF will be displaying and doing casting lessons for the general public.
- Sowbug Roundup, Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, AR.  This is the largest fly tying event in the country, hosted by the North Arkansas Fly Fishers.  Admission is $10 good for all 3 days.   Go to www.sowbugroundup.org.

Also, the Lake Athens Fly Fishing tournament and festival will be the first weekend in April,  Friday-Saturday, April 3rd and 4th.  Location is Lake Athens Marina in Athens, TX.  Free admission, with the Big Bass Contest having a $40 entry fee.  Proceeds benefit Project Healing Waters. Go to www.johnnyonthefly.com.

Friday, February 21, 2020

February 25th meeting - Rigging & Tactics for Coldwater Trout

KFF monthly general meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

* Please note date change - Tuesday - Mardi Gras day *

We have two club trips to the Little Missouri coming up, and another two coldwater trout trips for this year in the planning stages. Add the fact that we have over two dozen new members since last February, and the Coldwater Committee thought it might be wise to do another "Rigging and Tactics for Coldwater Trout" presentation. 

This meeting will be informative whether you're a complete beginner or a semi-expert.  That's because everyone is welcome to share their knowledge and tips as part of the program.  The Coldwater Committee will lead the various topics, and members are encouraged to chime in at the end of each topic to offer their own experiences or expertise.

Among the many topics that will be covered include: tackle, leaders, packs or vests, waders, boots, wading staffs, accessories, clothing, flies, and types of casts to work on in moving water.

Also information about the Little Missouri River, pertinent to our two club trips coming up.  These include: river access points, generation and river levels, and best flies.

Also on the agenda: Casting Skills update, the LDWF Spotted Seatrout meeting on Thursday, our annual Fly Fishing 101 (Mar. 28), and our Spring Picnic meeting on Cotile Lake (Mar. 16).

As always, the public is welcome!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

LDWF meeting on seatrout coming to Alexandria

A reminder that next Thursday, February 27th, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a public meeting here in Alexandria on the future of spotted seatrout (speckled trout) management. The most recent stock assessment indicated spotted seatrout are overfished and undergoing overfishing and changes are necessary in order to recover the stock.

Location is the Rapides Parish Extension Office, 300 Grady Britt Drive, located at the back end of LSU-Alexandria campus.  Time is 6:00pm. 

The FFI Gulf Coast Council, of which Kisatchie Fly Fishers is a member club, has endorsed support for a 14-inch minimum size limit. According to LDWF biologists analysis, this would be the most effective pathway to increasing the spawning biomass by the 20 percent savings necessary.

We need all conservation-minded anglers to attend.  Please fill out the BLUE comment cards prior to the meeting and speak up in favor of new regulations that will bring back this once-great fishery!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

February 17th fly tying - Triple Threat!


KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, February 17, 2020

5:30pm - tying skills clinic
6:30pm - regular fly tying begins
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

** Please note that the tying skills clinic starting this month at 5:30pm **

We'll be tying a trio of flies this month. Two for the Little Mo (or other trout waters) and one for bluegill.

The A&W Emerger is the creation of Jeff Guerin and simulates a March Brown mayfly in the emergent stage.  Here is a link to the video on the FFI website. 

The Long Creek is another creation of Jeff Guerin. He considers it his "best March Brown nymph imitation" and has caught fish on just about every water.

The Bluegill Belly Bean was created by Paul Beel of Indiana, fly fishing writer and owner of FrankenFly website. Beel suggests letting the fly sink down using the countdown method, then stripping short strips to deep bedding bluegill or redears. For a video of tying this fly, click here.

As always, beginners and other guests are welcome!  Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during these sessions. Materials are provided.   

Friday, February 7, 2020

Little Mo Fly Fishing Festival - Feb. 14-16

18th-ever Little Mo Fly Fishing Festival
A celebration of trout and fly fishing on the Little Missouri River
February 14-16, 2020
Community Center, Murfreesboro, AR
Cost: $5

Organized by Jeff Guerin of Little Missouri Fly Fishing (www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com), the Fest is one of the more laid-back and enjoyable events of winter.  Folks gather on Friday evening for tying and gumbo or chili.  On Saturday, there's vendors, fly tying demos, furled-leader demos, presentations, and who knows what else!  The "Usual Suspects" return to demonstrate their favorite flies and tying techniques.

On Sunday morning, Jeff conducts the "Can You Take It" casting clinic. It's a group clinic for those wishing to take a hard look at their casting strokes - and have everyone else take a look at them too! OUCH!!!

For more info on the Fest, including a list of accomodations, and latest info on the Little Mo itself, go to www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mixed Bag Contest update 2/5

Terry Stafford's warmouth caught on Clouser Minnow
January 1st kicked off our 3rd annual "Mixed Bag Contest" - a members-only CPR online tournament where size doesn't matter, but variety of species does. The monsoon season here in central Louisiana hasn't been friendly to flyfishers, but some have registered a few fish, especially around Saline. Others have made the 4-hour trip to the Little Missouri River and registered rainbow trout.

Here are our first-round leaders:
Carlton Townsend (3) - black crappie, longear sunfish, rainbow trout
Joel Dinnat (2) - black crappie, warmouth
Terry Stafford (2) - black crappie, warmouth
Bill Morrison (1) - largemouth bass
Rich Hudson (1) - rainbow trout
Eddie Quitta (1) - rainbow trout

The most productive flies have been: Clouser Minnow, woolybuggers, Birds Nest, Sqwirmy Worm, Ruby Midge.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

LDWF announces public meetings on speckled trout management

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has announced dates for public meetings to be held on spotted seatrout (speckled trout) management. The most recent stock assessment indicated spotted seatrout are overfished and undergoing overfishing and changes are necessary in order to recover the stock.

The slide to the left was part of the presentation given by LDWF biologists at the January meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. It shows that speckled trout spawning stocks have been on the decline since 2010, and below both the conservation target (yellow line) of 14 percent since 2012, and the recruitment threshold (magenta line) of 10.2 percent since 2013. 

The top slide also shows results over time in  various savings in the spawning biomass or potential ratio (both had similiar graphs).  CLICK on the images to enlarge.  

 No action is being taken at this time.  The Commission indicated it would like to hear public input before considering management changes.  LDWF’s biological opinion is that a 20% reduction in harvest is needed in order to recover the stock by 2025 or sooner, but there are a range of options that can achieve that goal. 

Management change options recently presented to the LWFC in early January 2020 included:
- creel limit only changes
- minimum size limit changes only
- combined creel and minimum size limit changes
- slot limit only changes
- combined slot limit and creel changes.

Below is a list of meeting dates and locations.  All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m., except the meeting in Ruston, which will begin at 1:00 p.m.

- Monday, February 10 – North Branch Library, 4130 West Park Ave, Gray
- Wednesday, February 12 – LDWF HQ, Herring Room, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge
- Thursday, February 13 – Lafayette Council Chambers, 705 West University Avenue,  Lafayette
- Wednesday, February 19 – East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie
- Thursday, February 20 – Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second Street, Slidell
- Wednesday, February 26 – Calcasieu Parish Extension Office, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles
- Thursday, February 27 – Rapides Parish Extension Office, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria
- Saturday, February 29 – Lincoln Parish Library, 910 North Trenton Street, Ruston

LDWF is partnering with Louisiana Sea Grant to use interactive voting technology at these public hearings in response to a survey that will be given at the meetings.  LDWF will also be sending out an email survey identical to the survey that will be administered at public meetings.

For more information, please contact Jason Adriance at 504-284-2032 or jadriance@wlf.la.gov.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

KFF makes donation to Food Bank!

On Friday, KFF president Mike Carlin, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Hudson and Events Chairman Catch Cormier presented a check of $1,000 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 seven impoverished seniors for an entire year!

In addition to raising funds for the Food Bank, we raised a significant amount for our local conservation and education initiatives.  Perhaps just as important, we signed up 13 new members bringing our membership up to 79 individuals or families!

We wish to thank all of our generous benefactors who made our Festival another great success and this donation possible. Top of that list is Capt. Mike Sorrel of Citrus County Outfitters for his donation of a guided saltwater fly fishing trip, and our own Roger Breedlove for donation of a Sage X fly rod valued at $900. Also many thanks to H2GO Outdoors, Bill Lewis Lures, Bryant's Custom Jigs (Larry Bryant), Mudfish Adventures (Capt. Steve Stubbe), Jim Johnson and our many club and guest tiers who donated items for our raffle. 

Also we wish to thank the City of Pineville, Councilwoman Christy Frederic (a KFF member), Mayor Clarence Fields and the wonderful folks at Kees Park for their assistance and support of this event. Also to Cenla Focus magazine, KALB-TV and Mark Hamblen for their support. Everyone is looking forward to our next Festival in January, 2022.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to Lafayette this Saturday

The 14th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is coming to Pack & Paddle in Lafayette on Saturday, February 1st.

Prior to the showing, PnP will hold one of their "Fly Fishing Hangouts".  Things kick off at 3:00pm with complimentary beer, soft drinks and snacks.  There's a "MarshMan Sharpshooter Casting Competition" starting at 3:00pm, and an "Iron Fly Tying Competition" at 4:00pm. At 5:00pm, the film festival kicks off.

F3T is a collection of independent short films highlighting the adventure and conservation aspects of our sport. Shot across the US, Canada and around the world, these films celebrate fly fishing in all it's splendor.  F3T is shown at select venues across the country, which each  year bringing new adventures, new spectacular scenery, and new fascinating stories.

The films range from fishing adventures, to tales of conservation, stewardship and friendship.  One of the short films that many are looking forward to is "Time", which profiles Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot, who both taught and inspired thousands of anglers.

Tickets are $15.  Check with PnP first to see if tickets are still available.  Tickets are available at Pack & Paddle or can be purchased online at their website.  For more info, availability, or to purchase tickets, go to www.packpaddle.com.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

January 27th general meeting - Reel Recovery

Kisatchie Fly Fishers monthly meeting
Monday, January 27, 2020

5:00pm - casting on back lawn
6:30pm - meeting (speaker first)
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

** Please note that we're now doing casting prior to each meeting starting at 5pm  **

Our guest speaker this month will be Clint Crowe of the Acadiana Fly Rodders in Lafayette. Clint is a 20-year hospice volunteer and is retired from his work in the water well industry. Clint fly fishes mostly in the marsh and on Colorado rivers and streams in southern Colorado.

Ten years ago, Clint and fellow AFR member, Dr. Skip Palmintier, helped establish the Louisiana Chapter of Reel Recovery. They currently serve as co-coordinators. Reel Recovery is a national outreach fly fishing retreat for men coping with cancer.  The Louisiana retreat is free for participants and can host 11 men in the White Lake Lodge near Gueydan.

The dates for this year are April 14-16, beginning at 2:00pm on Friday.  There are still a few slots open and they encourage all men that have dealt with cancer at any time in their life to apply.

For a full size poster, click on the image, then "view image" or "save image" with left click.

Also on the agenda: recap of the Cenla Festival, upcoming events and trips, Facebook changes, casting updates, Mixed Bag Contest updates, and fishing reports.

As always, guests are welcome. Invite a friend!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

KFF now has a Facebook Group page

KFF member Denise Gatlin has created a Facebook Group for our club. The Group name is "Kisatchie Fly Fishers Members Share". While it is a public group for the time being, Denise says it may change over to a private group once all members have been invited.

Either way, the only way for anyone to be a member of this Group is to be a current member of Kisatchie Fly Fishers club.  Yet another reason to pay up those 2020 dues!

We now have both a Facebook "page" (Kisatchie Fly Fishers) and a "group" (Kisatchie Fly Fishers Members Share).  What's the difference, you ask?

A page is like an announcement. Only the Admin or Moderator can create a post. While there can be replies on a post, the replies are often moderated.

A group is like a forum. Any member can create a topic. If a member has a question such as, "Where are the bass biting?", other members can respond.

The KFF Members Share group will allow us to communicate on a regular basis without a long line of chain emails. While some members may not use Facebook, it has proven to be a very effective tool for sharing information and learning about regional events.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Our 2020 Festival recap - we made history!

For those who didn't make our Festival on Saturday, you missed another fun event!  Everyone had a great time.  If you would like to see some photos and read comments from those in attendance, you can find them on our Facebook page.  All of the tiers are looking forward to coming back in 2022.

The bad weather held off until the very end, allowing us to have a full day of casting on the lawn. Several newbies learned to cast - and do quite well thanks to instruction from Jeff Ferguson, Keith Richard and other instructors. Steve Breaux of Lake Charles qualified for the FFI Bronze Casting Certificate, while our members Cindy Griffin, Kristy Kelley, and Johnny Borden advanced towards their first certificate.

Inside, folks got to see some of the best fly tiers from several states, not just Louisiana. Everyone was impressed with the tying talent and variety of flies.  And several of us learned a few new tying tricks and techniques, as well as new patterns to enhance our fishing.

We also had some terrific presentations, a "very tasty" lunch prepared by our own Greg Babin, and one of the largest raffles you'll see at any fly fishing event - by count 82 items! We even had KALB-TV visit and do a segment for the evening news.

Can't say enough about H2GO Outdoors in Monroe and Mudfish Adventures for coming out despite the gloomy forecast and exhibiting at our event. H2GO has some exciting outdoors products and carries the BOTE and Crescent Kayaks. Mudfish makes the best casting short rods ever made!

And while attendance was down slightly from our last festival, we did end up signing 13 new members, the most at any one time in club history.  That brings our KFF membership up to 79 member families! 

We also made more than enough money to make a generous donation to The Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  More about the Festival will be discussed at our January general membership meeting on the 27th.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

January 21st fly tying - Guides Choice Hares Ear

KFF monthly fly tying session
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6:00pm - tying skills clinic
6:30pm - regular fly tying begins
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

** Please note the Tuesday date, due to the holiday on Monday **

With rainbow trout stockings on the Little Mo, and rainbeaux trout stockings across Louisiana in LDWF community ponds, we thought another good trout fly might be worth knowing. 

The Guides Choice Hares Ear is great for both trout and bream. Like the original Hares Ear, it's buggy imitation mimics a number of aquatic insects. The addition of peacock herl and soft hackle adds to the attractive nature. It gets it's name because a number of prominent guides out west consider it one of the top five flies to have in their box!

For a video of tying this fly, click here.

As always, beginners are welcome!  Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during these sessions. Materials are provided.   

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Festival time is almost here!

Click on the image for full size
Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm 
Kees Park, Pineville, LA
FREE admission!!

Every even-numbered year we hold our biennial Festival, a celebration of the light tackle lifestyle.  This event is a unique experience, vastly different from most outdoors shows.  With the Festival, it's all about education, instruction, and community.

We encourage attendees to come learn about a few new places to fish, how to fish them, how folks tie flies, or make jigs.  Cast a fly rod or a spinning rod.  Learn why kayaks are an economical and very effective way to fish.  Take part in our giant raffle and fundraiser to raise money for our friends at The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - and help feed some hungry families! Speaking of food, we'll have jambalaya cooked by one of our great "Bayou Chefs" for a nominal fee.

KFF members who wish to help the Events Committee as volunteers are encouraged to attend a volunteer meeting on Thursday, January 9th, at the Rapides Westside Library.  Time is 6:00pm.

For complete details, including schedule, list of fly tiers and jig makers, exhibitors, speakers, and much more, click on the "2020 Cenla Fest" menu above.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

As we head into 2020, all the very best wishes for happiness, health and peace in the year to come. May all your piscatorial pursuits be fruitful, and the weather in your favor. 

With the new year comes many great club activities. Our 3rd annual Mixed Bag Contest kicks off today.  In a few weeks - January 18th -  we host our biennial Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival at Kees Park in Pineville.

Over the next several months we have a several trips planned, our annual Spring Picnic at Cotile Lake, continuation of the Casting Skills Challenge, and much more.

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 FFI Gulf Coast Council's first-ever "Sweetwater Classic" fly fishing tournament and festival.  Our friends at Orvis in Baton Rouge and Pack & Paddle in Lafayette will also be hosting those fun fly fishing film events.

For all things happening in 2020 check out our Calendar page.