Saturday, October 31, 2020

November Fly Casting dates & times

Social Distance Casting

4:30pm to dark
Big Island Field, City Park, Alexandria

* With the end of Daylight Savings Time, we will begin our weekly casting an hour earlier at 4:30pm.  Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.

In addition, we're going to add a fun format. Challenges for casters of all levels of proficiency.

Hula Hoop Loop. See if you can throw a loop thru a hula hoop.
Casting Target. See if you can cast a fly into a hula hoop laying on the grass.
Balloon Pop. This is a test of high accuracy. See if you can hit a balloon target and make the balloon pop!

As always, there will be casting instruction and tips to improve your casting. Or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.  Our Casting Committee led by Roger Breedlove and Chris Perkins will be very happy to guide you through the process.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

October 27th general meeting

KFF general meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

6:00pm (see email for meeting id)

Join us for an online general membership meeting this Tuesday, in lieu of our regular tying session.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  If you have not received Bill Morrison's document on using Zoom, please request.  

We will have a presentation from members who attended a recent fishing trip to Colorado.  We had other members who also fished there during September, and so there's no shortage of interesting stories!  

We'll also discuss upcoming club trips,  Mixed Bag Contest standings, Christmas Party, and share fishing reports.  Look to see ya'll online! 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Oct. 15th Tying Thursday - Mayer's Mini-Leech

Virtual Fly Tying
Thursday, October 15th
6:00pm (see email for meeting id)

* Due to expected outages from Hurricane Delta, this week's "Virtual Tying Tuesday" has been moved to Thursday *

VTT is open to all members of recognized fly fishing clubs. Join the meeting at using meeting ID and password. If you did not receive the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.

For this session, Bill Morrison will lead us in tying Mayers Mini-Leech. Created by renown guide and author Landon Mayer, this fly exemplifies his philosophy of "smaller and slower" when fish won't take a big streamer pattern. As many VTT participants now know, pine squirrel is a great material for lifelike action in the water. Using tiny twitches in retrieve maximizes the action of this fly.

Materials to be used:
- hook: Czech nymph hook or similiar
- underbody: medium holographic tinsel
- rear body: zonked pine squirrel
- front body: ostich herl or similiar

* Remember to use the online form to request sample materials for future tying sessions.
Materials Request Form