Thursday, July 21, 2022

July 25th meeting - A Caribbean Fishing Adventure

KFF monthly meeting
Monday, July 25, 2022

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

For this meeting, we'll have the program that was scheduled for our June meeting, but cancelled due to the library closure.  Rob Ratcliff will talk on his recent fly fishing trip to Cuba.  Rob and his compadres pursued a variety of tropical species including bonefish, tarpon, permit and more. He'll also share some photos of the city and country life and give his take on a country few Americans have visited.

After the presentations, we'll have a raffle for some outstanding flies tied by KFF members and donated by Richard Dewees.  You need to be present to win.

For Zoom connection, email Mike or Bill for meeting number and password. For the KFF YouTube Channel, use this link and go to Live videos -

Monday, July 4, 2022

July 11th fly tying - Hula Worm

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, July 11, 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, we will tie the Hula Worm bass fly, a scaled-back derivative of the Jiggy Worm. This is a new fly for us, and it should be an excellent bass fly.  It can be tied in any color, and by varying the size of the cone-head, different sink rates can be attained for varying water depths and conditions.

For anyone new to tying or looking to get into it, this will be a good session to participate. There are only three materials to tie in, and the techniques used are great foundational tying skills. Olive thread is best, but black or brown should also work well - 6/0 or 140 denier will be best.   Also, if you have a grill or cigarette lighter, please bring it to heat and taper the tip of the tail.  If not, we will have several to share.

All materials other than thread will be provided, and we have several sets of tools for beginners to use during the session.

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