Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 25th meeting

Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  The public is welcome, so bring a guest if you can.

As of this posting, our scheduled speaker was not able to confirm. If they are unable to show up, we'll see a video by Lefty Kreh on fly casting.  Lefty is the dean of fly fishers... his video contains numerous tips to help improve your casting. 

Also on the agenda:  upcoming events, our participation at the Cenla Hunting and Fishing Day (September 27), update on the Cenla Fly Tying Festival now set for January 24th, and proposed trips to Calcasieu for reds and specks (fall) and to the Lower Mountain Fork (winter).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10th Contraband Fly Fishing Expo this Saturday

Our neighboring club in Lake Charles is holding their annual conclave this coming Saturday.  A chance for KFF members to learn or improve on casting, fly tying, and fishing techniques from regional experts.  Here are the details:

10th Contraband Fly Fishing Expo
Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:30am - 4:00pm
PPG - Porter Hall, 2250 Prater Road, Westlake, LA
FREE ADMISSION.  Open to the public!
Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters / Tom Nixon Chapter
Fly Tying, Casting Demos, Lure Exhibits, Auctions / Raffles, Food and Refreshments, Equipment Displays and more!  Public invited.

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 19 Fly Tying - Foam Spider

Our next fly tying session will take place on Tuesday, August 19, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Guests are invited.

The pattern this month will be the foam spider.  This is a great pattern for late summer fishing on all area lakes, especially around docks and trees. It's relatively simple to tie as well.

Bring your tools if you have some, materials will be provided.  For those without tools, good news!  The  club tying sets have arrived.   We now have 3 sets of the following:  vise, bobbin, scissors, bodkin, hair stacker, hackle pliers.  These are for use only during tying sessions.