Monday, September 22, 2014

Cenla NHF Day this Saturday

National Hunting and Fishing Day is a national event celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September. It was established by Congress in 1972 to celebrate the conservation contributions of our nation's hunters and anglers.  For over 30 years, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has celebrated NHFD at four venues across the state, including their Woodworth location.

Kisatchie Fly Fishers is proud to once again be part of the Cenla NHFD activities.  We will doing fly tying demos, hands-on tying, hands-on fly casting, hands-on knot tying, and talking about fly fishing, including opportunities in the Cenla area, on the coast, and beyond.

2014 Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day
Saturday, September 27
7:00am - 2:00pm
LDWF Woodworth Outdoor Education Center
661 Robinson Rd, Woodworth, LA
FREE admission!  Free lunch!

Schedule of Activities:
7:00am - Gates open, registration begins for kids fishing rodeo (ages 15 and under)
9:00am - Opening ceremonies, national anthem, exhibits and activities open (including fly casting and fly tying)
10:30am - Alligator skinning demonstration
11:00am - Door prize drawings
11:15am - BBQ judging followed by BBQ and Burger King lunch served
12:00 - Door prize drawings
1:00pm - BBQ winner announced
1:30pm - RPSO SWAT Team Flash/Bang demonstration (rifle range)
2:00pm - Event ends - thanks for taking part in NHFD

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 22nd meeting - casting at Buhlow

Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Please note a change of time and location for this meeting...  we will meet starting at 6:00 pm at the park on Lake Buhlow in Pineville (off Highway 165).   The public is welcome.

This meeting will be dedicated to casting practice and instruction.  Bring your fly outfit (rod, reel, line) that you wish to improve your casting with.  You might even want to bring a few flies as there are bass and redears that frequent the banks near the park area. If you don't have a rod, or can't bring one, you can use one of the club rods during this meeting.

We're starting a half-hour earlier to get in as much daylight - and casting - as possible. A cool front is expected to move through the night before, so it should be comfortable.  In addition, having a nice breeze to cast into makes for a more realistic learning experience (the wind ALWAYS blows when fishing).

If you can't make it as early as 6:00pm, just come when you can.  We'll gather around 7:30pm to go over a few club items including this Saturday's Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day to take place at the LDWF Environmental Center in Woodworth.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - September 12-13

2014 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council, International Federation of Fly Fishers
September 12-13, 2014
Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

This event is free and open to the public.  The Fair features free casting lessons, free tying lessons, free beginner classes, tying demonstrations, and free classes.  Class size is limited, so registration is strongly suggested as some classes will fill up early.

On Friday during the day, there will be workshops, including Continuing Education for IFFF Certified Casting Instructors (CCIs).

On Friday evening, there will be a Jambalaya Buffet, followed by Awards and a Live Auction at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Front Beach Drive.  The Auction will feature fly tackle, guided trips, artwork, fly plates, and much more!  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Research Lab, which is responsible for a number of projects in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Council.

Saturday is a day full of activities, including casting, tying, vendors, exhibitors, workshops, raffles, and much, much more.  The list of casting instructors is impressive, with a number of IFFF Certified Casting Instructors (CCIs) as well as Master Certified Instructors (MCIs).

To register for the event (free registration) simply click on this link for the GCC Fly Fair 2014 website: