About KFF

Kisatchie Fly Fishers is based out of Alexandria, Louisiana.  Our mission is to promote fly fishing education and conservation in central Louisiana.

Our membership includes all levels of expertise.  Those interested in learning or improving their skills at fly casting, fly tying, rod building, or fishing strategies will benefit greatly as members of KFF.

First and foremost, we are a fishing club. Anyone interested in becoming a better angler, or in joining with other like-minded fishermen who enjoy pursuing a variety of species and waters, from creek fishing to saltwater, are welcome.

Meeting Location

Unless otherwise noted, our program meetings and fly tying sessions are held at the Rapides Parish Westside Library at 5416 Provine Place in Alexandria.  Click here for Google Maps direction.

Program Meetings 

Our program meetings are usually held the 4th Monday of each month, except December.  Time is 6:30pm.  These meetings are open to the public and include tackle tips, fishing reports, and often guest speakers. The programs can cover a wide range of topics, either fly fishing or of general fishing interest.

Fly Tying Sessions

Our fly tying sessions are usually held the 3rd Monday of each month, except December.  Time is 6:30pm.  A club member or guest tier leads in the instruction of one or two fly patterns. Attendees can watch or tie along. If you have tools, bring them. If not, then the club has sets of tools for attendees to use during these sessions only.  Materials are provided.  Beginners are always welcome.

Exceptions

For holidays or other conflicts, we may reschedule to a different night.  Also, we occasionally have "On The Water" meetings instead of meeting at the library.  Please check our Calendar and Home pages for exact dates and locations. 

Events

Each year, we hold a "Fly Fishing 101" clinic open to the public.  FF101 is a free, one-day, 3-hour workshop covering the basics of fly fishing, including hands-on sessions on knots, leaders, and fly casting.  Check out our most current Fly Fishing 101 page.

Each year, we hold one or two "Summer Workshops" open to members only.  These sessions include hands-on activities and sometimes presentations mixed in, and often feature a guest presenter.  Time range is from 4 to 6 hours.  Past workshops have included:  tying deer hair bugs, making poppers, tying saltwater flies, fishing and tying flies for Arkansas trout, and rod building.  Check out our most current Summer Workshop page.

Every other year, we host the "Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival" in January.  This one-day event features seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting clinics and coaching, exhibitors, raffles and much more.  Admission is free.  Proceeds go to a local charity as well as our conservation fund. Check out our most current Cenla FFLT Festival page.

Membership

See the membership page for details

Monthly program meetings, fly tying sessions and Fly Fishing 101 are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all other club activities, such as trips, are for paid members only.

Fly Fishers International (FFI)

Fly Fishers International - formerly Federation of Fly Fishers - is the world's largest organization dedicated to our sport.  It's mission is conserving, restoring and educating thru fly fishing.  Membership includes discounts on equipment, lodging, car rentals, books and more, as well as subscription to the award winning FlyFisher magazine.  Dues go towards conservation projects and causes like Reel Recovery and Casting for Recovery. For more details, go to www.flyfishersinternational.org.

The FFI is divided into regional councils. Louisiana-based FFI clubs and members are by default also members of the Gulf Coast Council, which is involved in casting and fly tying education, and in regional conservation issues and projects. For more details, go to www.gulfcoastcouncilffi.org.

The Kisatchie Fly Fishers is an affiliated club in the FFI, and a member of the FFI Gulf Coast Council. While membership in the FFI is not required for club members, we highly encourage our members to join this wonderful organization.

Other Clubs

There are several other fly fishing clubs within a 3-hour radius of Alexandria, which annually hold activities for which KFF members are encouraged to participate.


- North Louisiana Fly Fishers of Shreveport.  They co-host the annual "Masters Series" each summer featuring a nationally-renown contributor to our sport.

- Pineywoods Fly Fishers of Lufkin, TX.  They participate in the annual "Toledo Bend Rendezvous" the first weekend of November.

- Contraband Fly Casters of Lake Charles. 

- Acadiana Fly Rodders of Lafayette. 

- Red Stick Fly Fishers of Baton Rouge.  They host their annual "Red Stick Day" in March.  Also club trips in spring and fall to Lake Concordia, for which KFF members are welcome. 

For KFF members who like to fish from paddlecraft - we call ourselves puddlers - the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club (LKFC) frequently hold tournaments and other events open to the public.   

Again, please check our Calendar page often as many exciting things are always happening!

Club Documents for Download

Our club leaflet (tri-fold)   (350kb, PDF format)