Tuesday, June 27, 2023

July 3rd meeting - Warmwater Tactics

KFF general meeting
Monday, July 3rd, 2023
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube
* fly casting prior to meeting starting at 5:30pm

This meeting was postponed from the June 26th  date because of the LSU-Florida College World Series final game... which our Tigers won in grand fashion!  Congrats to the 2023 National College Baseball Champion Tigers!  We will still have the regular July tying and general meetings on July 10th and July 24th respectively.

With the heat of summer firmly with us, our program for his month will be on warmwater fly patterns, how to rig them, and how to fish them.  Jim Johnson and Bill Morrison will cover streamers, poppers/topwater patterns, jig flies, and smaller wet flies.  For each category, they will cover basic patterns and the species they target, leader and line setups, and techniques for fishing.

If you are new to fishing any of these flies, you definitely want to make this meeting.  If you are experienced with them, come to the meeting and lend your input to the conversation.

As always, the public is welcome. 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 - http://bit.ly/3oBk106

Saturday, June 3, 2023

June 12th fly tying - Meat Whistle

KFF monthly fly tying session
Monday, June 12, 2023

Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

This month, we'll be tying the Meat Whistle. We tied this pattern five years ago, but it’s such a great bass and general-purpose streamer that we decided to bring it back.  Created by John Barr, the fly was designed to replicate the commie tackle Pig-n-Jig. The orientation of the jig hook allows the fly to be worked slowly on the bottom.

As always, materials other than thread will be provided and we have several sets of tools for any who do not have their own.

As always, we broadcast the sessions live via Zoom and YouTube for those who cannot attend. The YouTube sessions remain for future reference on the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YT channel. If you would like to join the Zoom but do not have the link, please email Bill Morrison.