Friday, October 22, 2021

KFF October meeting - Leader building

KFF monthly meeting
Monday, October 25, 2021

5:00pm - casting
6:30pm - meeting
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

 * Due to the latest Covid outbreak, masks are required at all times inside the library meeting rooms *

Carlton Townsend will lead the group in a hands-on session of leader building.  He'll cover all aspects of leaders, including the concept of tapered materials, various knots and when to use them.  Bring some nippers or scissors.  Also on the agenda:  fishing reports, upcoming club trips, Christmas Party in December, Cenla Fly Fishing Festival in January.

Link to KFF YouTube Channel – go to Live videos - http://bit.ly/3oBk106

Zoom meeting also available, email Mike or Bill for meeting number and password.

With great fall weather, now is an excellent time to come out and practice casting.  Every Monday at 5:00pm. On meeting days, we meet behind the library. Otherwise, at Big Island Field in Alexandria City Park.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

October 18th fly tying - Laser Minnow

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, October 18, 2021

6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

* Currently, masks are required of all individuals when indoors at the library

* Remote members can participate via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

For this session, Jim Johnson will lead us in tying a version of Brian Wise’s Laser Minnow. This is a simple and easy to tie small baitfish pattern that should work well for almost any situation where fish are feeding on smaller bait.  The fly is mostly laser dub, and we will use the same laser dub stacking and tying techniques we used for the Sandbar Mullet last month. If you missed that tie, this is a great opportunity to learn more about tying with laser dub.

As always, beginners and guests are welcome! For Zoom participants, materials will be mailed out in advance. For those in attendance, materials will be distributed.  For those who don't have vises and tools, the club has sets for use during the session.  

Sunday, September 26, 2021

KFF September meeting - Casting Lessons Learned

KFF monthly meeting
Monday, September 27, 2021

5:00pm - casting
6:30pm - meeting
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

 * Due to the latest Covid outbreak, masks are required at all times inside the library meeting rooms *

Our Advanced Fly Casting Clinic this past Saturday was a huge success thanks to the efforts of Jeff Ferguson, Chris Perkins and Roger Breedlove. At our September meeting, we'll hear a summary of lessons learned and comments from participants.

YouTube Livestream direct link to meeting:  https://youtu.be/Mla51UpOZhI

Link to KFF YouTube Channel – go to Live videos - http://bit.ly/3oBk106

Zoom meeting also available, email Mike or Bill for meeting number and password.

With great fall weather, now is an excellent time to come out and practice casting.  Every Monday at 5:00pm. On meeting days, we meet behind the library. Otherwise, at Big Island Field in Alexandria City Park.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Advanced Casting Clinic this Saturday

There are still two spots open for the Advanced Casting Clinic this Saturday, September 25th.  The clinic is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers.  There is no cost.  Seats were limited to twelve persons, to insure a quality learning experience for attendees.

Jeff Ferguson, a master casting instructor, evaluator and member, FFI Casting Board of Governors, (and also a member of KFF) will be instructor.  Roger Breedlove and Chris Perkins worked with Jeff to set up a program, secure a casting site and a briefing room at the Westside Library.  Details are in an email sent out by Chris.  If you did not receive this email, please contact Chris at 

The program is planned to run from 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm off Versaille. This clinic will be an outstanding opportunity to learn fly casting techniques along with thought provoking insights into rationales behind various casts in fly fishing.  This is a great opportunity to learn from a master fly casting instructor.  Come out, enjoy it, and say thanks to Jeff, Roger and Chris.

Friday, September 3, 2021

September 13th fly tying - Sandbar Mullet

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, September 13, 2021

6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

* Currently, masks are required of all individuals when indoors at the library

* Remote members can participate via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

For this session, Bill Morrison will lead the group in tying a version of Nick Vlaho's Sandbar Mullet. Nick is a tyer and fly designer from Baton Rouge and sells his flies through Orvis and sandbarflies.com.  The folks at the Baton Rouge Orvis store love this pattern, and consider the purple version a killer redfish fly.

As always, beginners and guests are welcome! For Zoom participants, materials will be mailed out in advance. For those in attendance, materials will be distributed.  For those who don't have vises and tools, the club has sets for use during the session.  

Monday, August 23, 2021

KFF August meeting - The Streak

KFF monthly meeting
Monday, August 23, 2021 
5:00pm - casting
6:30pm - meeting
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom

 * Due to the latest Covid outbreak, masks are required at all times inside the library meeting rooms * 

On the agenda
- fly casting prior to meeting 
- a silent auction for several rods and reels donated by Rober Breedlove (to be run concurrently with meeting) 
 - meeting: committee reports and fishing reports 
- a 27 minute film, "The Streak" 

 Flip Siragusa will introduce the film and answer questions after the showing.  As a federal game warden, Flip worked with Rick Branzell, one of the two characters who, fishing together with Kris McLean, caught a trout on a fly every month for 19 years straight on the Bitterroot River, Montana. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

August 9th fly tying - Foam Bugs

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, August 9, 2021
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

* Remote members can participate via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

For this meeting, Flip Siragusa is travelling up from Lafayette to lead us in two foam patterns, the Triangle Bug (#10) and a #6 foam popper.  A few of us have fished the Triangle Bug and it has worked very well.   As always, materials will be provided and we will have vises and tools available for those who don’t have their own. 

For Zoom participants, materials will only be mailed to those members who reside beyond 100 miles. foam popper.  A few of us have fished the Triangle Bug and it has worked very well.   As always, materials will be provided and we will have vises and tools available for those who don’t have their own.  For Zoom participants, materials will only be mailed to those members who reside beyond 100 miles.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Casting Mondays

Every Monday of the month offers an opportunity for members to improve their fly casting skills. Come get personal instruction, or compete in a casting game, or qualify for the KFF and/or FFI Casting Skills Challenge Award. Check the weather in advance, or check emails for cancellation if adverse weather.

For our monthly meeting dates - 2nd Monday fly tying and 4th Monday general meeting - there is fly casting behind our meeting place (Rapides Westside Library). It starts around 5:00pm and concludes 10 minutes prior to the meeting (6:30pm).

All other Mondays of the month we meet at the Big Field area of Alexandra City Park.  Casting begins at  5:00pm and goes until around 6:30pm..