Friday, September 23, 2016

September 26th meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Monday, September 26, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. This will be our annual Fall casting session.

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting time will be 6:00pm this month to give us an extra half-hour for casting.

This is our annual "Fall Casting Session". BRING YOUR FAVORITE ROD. We'll take advantage of the last remnant of daylight savings time - and hopefully slighty cooler weather - to practice some casting. 

We'll meet in the library, go thru a few basics, then proceed outside to the grass lawn. We'll finish up in the library with a few business items before adjourning.

See you Monday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How to tie the Slow Sinking Spider

At our September tying session, Dan Fromme led us in tying the Slow Sinking Spider, created by Stephen Robert of Houma.  Here is a list of materials and a link to an instructional video done by Stephen.  Enjoy!

Material list:
- Mustad size 10, dry fly hook-R50-94840
- Ultra chenille- standard- black and ultra chenille-standard-chartreuse
- Barred silly legs- yellow-gold-black
- 70 Denier thread-black

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 19th fly tying

Our next fly tying session will be Monday, September 19, at the Rapides Westside Libary in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm.

This month Dan Fromme will lead us in tying the Slow Sinking Spider (SSS). The SSS is the creation of Stephen Robert of Houma, and has quickly become one of the best bream flies anywhere! Stephen says, "I use this pattern sight fishing to bluegill and bass. If you have bright sunny days and the fish will not hit poppers and you can see the fish let this fall slowly in their face or in their beds.".  Earlier this summer, Kevin Andry and I did exactly that and had a banner day on Kincaid fishing beds in 3-4 feet of water. Every fly tier who fishes bream needs to learn the Slow Sinking Spider!

As always, beginners are welcome. Bring your tools if you have some, otherwise the club has a few toolsets for those without tools.  Materials are provided.  See you Monday!

Monday, September 12, 2016

2016 Gulf Coast Fly Fair this weekend

The 2016 Gulf Coast Fly Fair will be held this Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, at the Civic Center in Ocean Springs, MS.  Hosted by the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) Gulf Coast Council, the expo features exhibitors, seminars, fly tying, casting, workshops, banquet, auction and more.  Best of all, admission is free!  In fact, many of the workshops are also free.

Whether you're a beginner or expert, there's something for everyone at the GCC Fly Fair.  For complete details, including a schedule of activities on Friday and Saturday, programs, workshops and tiers, click here to go to the Gulf Coast Fly Fair website.

For info about the IFFF Gulf Coast Council, go to