Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 27 "on the water" meeting

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, March 27, 2017
Cotile Lake Recreation Area
(weather permitting)

** Please check back on Monday. The current forecast calls for a slight chance of rain. If the forecast gets much worse, we'll meet instead at the Westside Library at the usual time. ** 

With Daylight Savings Time in effect, it's time for our annual "on the water" meeting.  Once again, we'll meet at the Cotile Lake Recreation Area.  Come anytime that afternoon and fish from the bank.  Or bring your boat, kayak, pirogue, and launch at the rec area.

Then at 7:30pm, we'll start gathering at Pavilion #2 (the open pavilion overlooking the lake) and share fishing stories while nourishing on burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill.  Bring your own drinks and even your own lawn chairs (they have chairs but they're not as comfortable).

Here's a Google Map to Cotile Lake Recreation Area.  It's about 20 minutes from Alexandria.

There's a $5 entry fee per vehicle if you're under 60 years old. It's FREE if you're 60 or older.

Please RSVP to Catch Cormier if you plan to attend so we'll know how many burgers/dogs to get.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 20 fly tying - Kray Phish

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, March 20, 2017
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Catch Cormier will be leading us in tying a crawfish pattern called the "Kray Phish". Created by Daniel Moss of North Carolina, this pattern uses a couple of fairly new products to fly tying: EP Fiber Tarantula Brush and Fish Skull Cray Tail. Other materials include zonker strips and bucktail. In some variations, Daniel uses hackle instead of zonker strips and another new product from Fish Skull, Faux Bucktail, in lieu of real bucktail.

Here's a video of Daniel tying the Kray Phish.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM2GBGyz7Ak

For more info, go to Daniel's website at www.9-5flyz.com.

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.