Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 26 meeting - video "Midge Magic"

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 26, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Please note that we will meet on Tuesday due to the Memorial Day holiday.  Guests are welcome.

For this meeting, we'll watch a video, "Midge Magic with Davy Wotton".  Wotton will be the featured guest instructor for the North Louisiana Fly Fishers' annual Master Series on July 25th at the Red River Refuge in Bossier City.  Details of that event can be found here.

In this video, the British-born Arkansas guide demonstrates, on a variety of water types, all the skills needed to catch trout feeding on midges.  He covers gear, leaders, tippets, tactics to approaching spooky fish, useful line management methods, casting tactics and more.  He demonstrates a variety of rigging systems and fishing them at different depths.

Also on the agenda: fishing reports, several upcoming events including the CCA Cenla Fishing Seminar, the Kisatchie club's rod building clinic on June 20, and the Grand Isle Fly Fishing weekend.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 18 Fly Tying

Our next fly tying session will be Monday, May 18, at the Rapides Westside Libary in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

For this session, Gene Taylor will demonstrate a couple of his favorite flies. Bring your tools if you have some, if not, the club has a few sets for use during these sessions. Materials will be provided.

Also, Roger Breedlove will be on hand to answer a few questions about the upcoming rod building session on June 20.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cenla CCA Chapter Banquet - Thursday, June 18

Alexandria Riverfront Center
Doors open 5:30pm, Dinner 7:00pm

$65 per person, $500 per table ($35 spouse, $25 youth) includes 1-year CCA membership, admission, dinner and open bar.  Live auction, silent auction, raffles and door prizes.

Register for the CCA STAR summer-long tournament - Fly and Kayak Divisions, Tagged Redfish, many other opportunities to win!

For more info, contact Katie Laurent (

Friday, May 8, 2015

Grand Isle Fly Fishing Weekend - June 26-28

Originally organized about 19 years ago by the Acadiana and Red Stick clubs, the "Grand Isle Fly Fishing Weekend" is an annual event where members of organized Louisiana and Mississippi fly fishing clubs (and a few stragglers from other clubs elsewhere) come together down at Grand Isle for a weekend of saltwater fishing, food, and comradery.

This weekend offers lots of fun for all types of fly fishers.  Simply bring your boating, puddle craft or bank/surf fishing equipment and join with others who share your fishing technique. Activities take place at the Blue Dolphin Inn, and include the Friday night shrimp boil and the Saturday evening fish fry.  Rooms and cottages at the Blue Dolphin have been reserved by the Red Stick Fly Fishers.  A "bed" reservation can be made by contacting the RSFF Saltwater Chair.  Cost is $93 and includes Friday and Saturday night.  In addition, a cottage can be reserved for groups wanting to stay together.

Complete details and contact info can be found by going to the RSFF Forum on