Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 23rd meeting - Tom Bullock

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:30 pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

We are delighted to welcome Tom Bullock as our guest speaker for our January meeting.  Tom will give us a presentation on "Soft Hackled Flies and How to Fish Them".   Tom has fly fished his entire life and travels extensively in pursuit of trout with wet flies.  He’s also a board member of the North Louisiana Fly Fishers, and the IFFF Gulf Coast Council.

As always, the public is welcome! 

Also on the agenda: fishing reports, upcoming regional events, and ideas for a local fishing outing.

Also, a reminder that 2017 dues are due!  Please pay our Treasurer, Rich Hudson, or email your check for $25 to:

Kisatchie Fly Fishers
5093 Laura Lane
Woodworth, LA  71485

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 17 fly tying

KFF monthly fly tying session
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Rapides Westside Library, Alexandria

** Please note the date!  Because of the ML King holiday, the library is closed on our normal tying day (Monday).  So we will meet on Tuesday instead. **  

As always, beginners are welcome!  If you don't have tying tools, the club has a few sets for use during these sessions.  Materials are provided.

This month's pattern will be the Jitterbee.  This now-famous bream fly was created by Randy Leonpacher of Baton Rouge two decades ago.  Randy, an avid bream fisherman, was looking for a fly that could best match the tiny split-tail  plastic grubs he had success with on spinning tackle.  Unable to find such a fly, he created his own - and the Jitterbee was born!

The Jitterbee is an excellent bead head nymph that looks like a bee with a cricket-like tail. Best colors are black/orange, black/red or black/chartreuse. As Randy says, "This bug is my first line of offense for bream. It can be fished deep or under a strike indicator. In either case don't set your rod down 'cause once the bream get sight of this bug its gone pecan!".

Instructions for tying the Jitterbee can be found on and on  The photo shown comes courtesy of FrankenFly.

** Please note that we start collecting 2017 dues this month.  Dues are now $25 - individual or family - we went up $5 to cover our FFF dues.  If you're a full-time student or active military, membership is still FREE!  **

See you Tuesday! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cenla Fishing Expo has been cancelled

We regretfully have announced that our first-ever general fishing expo which was set for January 21st has been cancelled.  If we had postponed the event, we had enough vendor interest for a later date, but there were very few dates available and all had considerable conflicts.

The club is still looking forward to doing a special event each year.  What that event might be is in discussion. We may go back to doing our very successful - but much smaller - fly fishing festival.  Or we may hold a fishing event, similiar to the New Orleans Fly Fishers Rio Grande Rodeo.