Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 23rd meeting - Kristi Butler, Booker Fowler Hatchery

The next monthly meeting of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be on Monday, June 23rd at 6:30pm at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can.

For this meeting, we welcome Ms. Kristi Butler, Manager for Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, as our guest speaker. The LDWF Booker Fowler Hatchery is located in Woodworth and is the primary fish production for the state. Kristi will talk about the workings of the hatchery and stocking efforts in the Cenla region. Please make sure to arrive early for this meeting as Kristi will give her program first. We will then follow later with club news, fishing reports and other business.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 16 Fly Tying

Our next fly tying session will be on Monday, June 16th, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Beginners are invited.

This month, we'll review some basics on fly tying with a video by Gary Borger.  Then apply those basics for one of the most effective freshwater patterns ever created... but with a slight twist. Members are encouraged to bring their tools and follow along.  Materials will be provided. For those without tools, we have a few to borrow for this session (KFF is getting four sets of tools that should arrive for our July session).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo June 12-14

The Texas Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) will hold their first-ever Expo Friday-Saturday, June 12-14, at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, Texas. The title of their event is "Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo" with the intent to feature fly fishing opportunities in Texas, as well as flies and techniques for all fish, all waters. Admission is $20 for both days.

The Civic Center will feature exhibitors, vendors, programs, and fly tying demonstrations by some of the country's top fly tiers. Cypress Bend Park will be the location for Casting Programs, Certifications, and kayak fishing classes. Both locations will have hands-on workshops, which attendees can sign up for a nominal fee, and with limited class sizes. Also Youth and Women's Outreach programs.

Other activities: Thursday night there will be a Welcoming Dinner, Friday night the Texas Council will host the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and Saturday night will be the Awards Banquet and Auction. For more info, go to