Monday, June 27, 2022

June 28th meeting cancelled

Our meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28th is canceled due to Library closure.  An employee tested positive for Covid-19 which resulted the in library closing until Thursday, June 30th.  The library will reopen on Thursday as long as no other employee  test

For the time being we will plan to slip the program planned for Tuesday evening to Monday ,July 25th, pending speaker availabilities.  More to follow.

Next fly tying is still scheduled for Monday, July 11th at 6:30 pm.

Friday, June 3, 2022

June 13th fly tying - Red-Faced Wobbler

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, June 13, 2022

5:30pm -  casting on back lawn
6:30pm - session begins
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

This month, Jim Johnson will lead us in tying the Red-Faced Wobbler. This pattern was developed by Iowa fly angler Ward Bean for smallmouth bass. Though it was originally developed for smallmouth, it should be a great largemouth and general small streamer pattern.

For anyone new to tying or looking to get into it, this will be a good session to participate. Unlike our last couple of tying sessions, there are only a few materials to tie in, and the techniques used are all great foundational tying skills.   

All materials other than thread will be provided, and we have several sets of tools for any who do not have their own. Bring your own thread - either 6/0 or 140 denier red (white will also work).  

Material list:

  • hook: Mustad 9674 or equivalent
  • underbody: 10 wraps of .025 lead wire (or 18 of .015)
  • tail: marabou
  • tail flash: Lite Brite or Flashabou
  • body: pearl Estaz
  • collar: red Hen Neck Feather (or Hackle)

For Zoom participants, enter the meeting number and password sent by email. For YouTube participants, search for "Kisatchie Fly Fishers" on YT.