Sunday, January 21, 2024

January 22nd fly tying - Robert's Surprise

KFF monthly fly tying session
* Monday, January 22, 2024

6:30 pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

* Please note that this month's tying session was moved to the 4th Monday instead of the usual 2nd Monday *

For our first tying meeting of 2024, Robert Hughes will lead us in tying “Robert’s Surprise” - as Bill Morrison calls it.  That's because Robert is keeping it super duper secret about what he'll be tying so the Ruskies don't get hold of it first!  But he did give us a clue: he'll actually tie two flies, the first of which is his own creation, and the second a variation of a popular pattern. Both patterns have been extremely effective on catching trout on the Little Missouri tailwater! He also has a special technique for tying one of these that some of us have never seen or read about, so you don’t want to miss this one.

We're also excited to announce that the club has a new 55” television to view our tying and meetings in 2024!

Newcomers are welcome to participate or watch. As always, all 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 for those who cannot attend. The livestream will be posted to the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YouTube channel. If you would like to join the Zoom but do not have the link, please email Bill Morrison.   

Monday, January 8, 2024

January 10th general meeting - Festival and local trout

KFF general meeting
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

* Note this is a general meeting and on a Wednesday! Our fly tying will be on the 4th Monday... in February we'll go back to fly tying 2nd Monday and general meeting on 4th Monday *

For our first club meeting of 2024, we'll have a brief presentation followed by open discussion on our upcoming Cenla Fly Fishing Festival on January 20th featuring Duane Hada. We'd like members to attend and offer any last minute ideas or suggestions. And to think about "Volunteer" in some capacity for this event.

Also on the agenda:  A report on the Rainbeaux Trout stocking program for Lakes Buhlow and Parc Natchitoches, and elsewhere.

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 -  

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

2024 Mixed Bag Contest is live!

Our Mixed Bag Contest is back for a ninth year! The MBC kicked off yesterday, January 1st at 12:01 am. If you caught any fish on New Year's Day, don't worry, you still have 30 days to enter it in.  

The Mixed Bag is a members-only, months-long tournament where the goal is to catch as many different species on fly rod. It's CPRE which means catch-photo-release encouraged. And best of all, there is no entry fee!

Are you ready?  Here's what you need to compete:

  • Be a 2024 member of KFF
  • Go to the Mixed Bag Contest page and review the rules
  • Have your camera or smartphone available when fishing
  • Take photos of your catch and include either the fly rod or fly, or both
  • Log them in using the links on the Mixed Bag page.
  • Bring your enthusiasm!  Remember, while the members who catch the most different species win prizes, all other participants are eligible for several consolation prizes.  Each entry gets you one ticket into the consolation drawing.  

Check out our website and Facebook page during the year for frequent updates.