Saturday, April 17, 2021

Mixed Bag Update - April 17th

Rain, rain, go away! Come again another...month! Honestly, the only critters happy right now with all the water are frogs and fish.

Speaking of fish, the nasty weather hasn't curtailed members from getting entries into our Mixed Bag Contest (MBC). In fact, Chris Williams and Jerry Patton have both recorded a record number of entries by any individual for this time of year. Overall, we've had more entries into the MBC for this date than any previous year.

With the Spring Picnic and a club outing coming up soon, we hope many more members will get an entry into the Mixed Bag. Remember, this year we'll be expanding the number of drawing prizes. Each entry represents one ticket in the drawing. So, more entries = greater chances to win!

Here are the current standings:

Chris Williams - 13
Jerry Patton - 11
Bill Morrison - 6
Tyler Wood - 5
Carlton Townsend - 5
Glen Cormier - 5

Other entries: Robert Hughes - 4, Joel Dinnat - 3, Gene Taylor - 2, Jim Johnson - 2, Louis Busby - 1,  Rich Hudson - 1

Among the many species listed so far, are some not normally caught on fly.  Those include: flounder (Tyler Wood), bowfin and striped mullet (Chris Williams).

Friday, April 9, 2021

Virtual Tying Tuesday postponed to April 20th

Tuesday, April 20th
Skip Morris Predator Fly
Deadline for materials request:  Sunday, April 4th

* This session has been moved back a week due to delays in getting materials *

For our next session, we'll tie the Skip Morris Predator fly, a versatile and scalable foam top-water pattern that can be tied as large as #4 for bass and down to a #10 for panfish.  As we are on top of spring bluegill and panfish season, we will tie a tan #10 version.

To join in:

1)  Active participants can join via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

2)  Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary.  Go to the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YouTube Channel:  and click on "Live" videos.  Use the Chat feature to ask questions.

Monday, April 5, 2021

April 26th - annual "On The Water Picnic"

KFF Spring Picnic
Monday, April 26, 2021

Cotile Lake Recreation Area
(weather permitting)

** If inclement weather, we'll reschedule the picnic to a later date. **

Once again, we'll meet at the Cotile Lake Recreation Area.  KFF members, family members and member guests are welcome to attend!  Come anytime that afternoon and fish from the bank.  Or bring your boat, kayak, pirogue, and launch at the Rec Area.  Or take in some casting lessons and/or participate in our Casting Skills Program. 

Then at 7:00pm, 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.  Participants are welcome to bring side dishes and desserts.  Please respond to the PICNIC email regarding side items.

Please note the following:
1. There is NO entrance fee for our group. Tell whoever at the entrance that you are with "Kisatchie Fly Fishers" and they'll let you in free.
2.  Bring your favorite beverages.
3.  Bring a chair.
4.  Bring your fly rod and flies.
5.  Bring a camera (or smartphone) to submit entries for the Mixed Bag Contest.

If you plan to attend, please fill out this short form:  CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP.

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