Thursday, October 31, 2013

October program recap

At our October meeting, Glen 'Catch' Cormier gave a presentation on "Fly Tackle for Saltwater and Bass". He pointed out the next 5 months is the best time to catch large speckled trout and bass on the fly rod, and because of clear water in winter, the best sightcasting opportunity for redfish.

What does it take to get started, and what flies should you have?  Here are several notes from that presentation, including some tips on leaders and knots.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KFF next meeting Monday, October 28

The next meeting of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be on Monday, October 28, 2013.  This meeting is open to the public, and all are invited.

Location: Rapides Westside Regional Library, 5416 Provine Place, Alexandria
Time: 6:30pm.

On the agenda: club business, general discussion, fishing reports, featured program, attendance drawing

Catch Cormier will give a presentation on "Fly Tackle for Saltwater and Bass".  With peak fall fishing for reds and specks almost here, and bass feeding to build winter reserves, there's never a better time than now to catch these species (and others) on fly rod.  Catch will discuss tackle, flies, techniques, and even a few prime fall spots for using the long rod.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Make plans for Toledo Bend Rendezvous Nov 1-3

What is Rendezvous?  Twenty-five years ago, a group of fly fishermen from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and elsewhere decided to get together for a weekend to fish and tie flies.  They found the facilities at North Toledo Bend State Park to be ideal.  Since then, the tradition has continued and grown.  There's no planned activities, but plenty of fly tying, food, fly casting and fishing, with only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals.  The activities take place at the park's group facility, which features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, and lodging available for up to 150 people in 5 heated log bunkhouses (30 beds each). There's also a heated central shower and restroom building with nice night lighting on all the sidewalks and a large main log building with A/C, picnic tables and a large barbeque trailer.

Held the first weekend of November each year, the Toledo Bend Rendezvous (aka Southern Fly Fishers Rendezvous) is co-sponsored by the IFFF Texas and Gulf Coast Councils.  It remains one of the top tying events in the country, with many of the attendees featured at regional and national expos.

For complete details, go to the Toledo Bend Rendezvous home page