Cenla Fly Fest

Cenla Fly Fishing &  Light Tackle Festival
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am - 3:30pm
Kees Park Civic Center, Pineville, LA
FREE admission!

Hosted by the Kisatchie Fly Fishers, this biennial festival is a celebration of fly fishing, kayak fishing and light tackle fishing. Whether beginner or expert, there's something for everyone!

Check out the list of tiers, presenters, and exhibitors below!

Activities include:
- Programs
- Kayak rigging
- Fly Tying Demonstrations
- Fly Casting Clinics
- Beginners Seminar
- Exhibitors
- Raffles
and more!

Presentations on:
- fly fishing basics
- crappie fishing tips and techniques (conventional)
- fly fishing the Little Missouri River
- bass fishing Toledo Bend
- fishing the exotic Rio Grande cichlid
- improving your fly casting for accuracy and distance
- kayak fishing (fly and conventional)


Fly tying begins at 9:00am and continues through the day. Many of the region's top fly tiers will be on hand tying flies for bream, bass, trout, and redfish.

Also among the tiers will be jig tiers crafting lures that are effective for the area's "white perch".

Need to improve your fly casting skills? One of the region's top fly casting instructors will be on hand with instruction and casting coaching.

Lunch and soft drinks will be available for a nominal cost.  Bottled water will be available free during the day, provided by KFF.

There's also a raffle and Gamblers Draw.  Items include tackle, flies, lures, accessories, homemade goods, and many other items. Net proceeds to benefit The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and the KFF Conservation Project Fund.

Tiers confirmed (subject to change, bios forthcoming):

Kevin Andry Ray Boudreaux Ron Braud
Tom Bullock Sean Gilthorpe Dustin Schouest
Dirk Burton Mark Carline Ronnie Foreman
Fred Hannie Grant Hollier Scott Irwin
Don Lawler Lee Robinson A. J. Rosenbohm
Flip Siragusa Gene Taylor Warren Landry
Rex White Jerald Lewis

Presenters (bios forthcoming):

Jeff Ferguson "Fly Fishing Basics", "Casting for Better Accuracy and Distance"
Jeff Guerin "Fly Fishing the Little Missouri River"
Brandon Jennings "Crappie: Crossing Over & How It Changed My Life"
Capt. Steve Stubbe "Fishing the Beautiful Backcountry of Toledo Bend"
Larry Offner "Fishing for Louisiana's Exotic Rio Grande Perch"
Sarah Giles & Kevin Andry "Kayak Fishing Basics for Fresh and Salt"

Vendors and Exhibitors (so far):

Red Alert Lures Vibe Kayaks, lures for freshwater and saltwater
Green Trout Fly Shop TFO rods, Teeny Fly lines, accessories, flies, artwork
Mudfish Adventures Guided fishing on Toledo Bend, Mudfish Bass Rods
Maria's Farm Products Locally produced jams, jellies, and artwork
Okrrah Local crafts and woodworks oriented to the outdoors
Roger's Rods Custom made graphite fly rods built on popular blanks

If you wish to exhibit or tie flies,  contact Glen 'Catch' Cormier at 318-793-5855 or by email .


8:30 am - Doors open
9:00 am - Fly tying begins
9:30 am - "Fly Fishing Basics" w/ Jeff Ferguson
9:30 am - "Fly Fishing the Little Missouri River" w/ Jeff Guerin
10:30 am - "Fly Fishing the Beautiful Backcountry of Toledo Bend" w/ Steve Stubbe
11:00 am - "Kayak Fishing Basics for Fresh & Salt" w/ Sarah Giles & Kevin Andry
11:30 am - Lunch
12:30 pm - "Fly Casting for Accuracy and Distance" w/ Jeff Ferguson
1:00  pm - "Crappie: Crossing Over & How It Changed My Life" w/  Brandon Jennings
2:00 pm - "Fishing for Rio Grande Perch" w/ Larry Offner
3:15 pm - Raffle Draw   
4:00 pm - Event ends