Fly Fishing 101

Saturday, April 13, 2024
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Booker-Fowler Hatchery
10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill, LA 

FREE and open to the public!
Hatchery tour included!

* Pre-registration required.  Registration deadline Thursday, April 11th 11:59pm

To register, CLICK HERE

An opportunity to learn about fly fishing, or improve your knowledge and skill in various aspects of fly fishing. Topics covered include:

  • fly fishing overview and terminology
  • hands-on casting led by FFI Certified Instructors
  • hands-on knots and leaders
  • equipment and accessories needed for fresh and inshore saltwater fishing
  • different types of flies for various types of fishing

Refreshments are also provided at no cost. If you have equipment, it is advised you bring it (best to learn on what you own).

However, for those who do NOT have equipment, the club has several sets of rods and reels available for use during this workshop.

Attendees can also sign up for 2024 membership in Kisatchie Fly Fishers at a special discount rate of only $10.  Becoming a member of KFF is a great way to build on the fundamentals of this workshop! 


To register, CLICK HERE

For more info, please contact Catch Cormier at (318) 793-5855 or email Catch.

Activity / Session
Time Group 1 Group 2
8:30am - 9:00am Sign-in, Hatchery Tour, coffee/donuts
9:00am - 9:45am  Tackle, Terminology, Casting Basics
9:45am - 11:00am Casting Practice
Leaders, Knots, Flies
11:00am - 12:15am Leaders, Knots, Flies Casting Practice
12:15pm - 12:30pm Q&A Session

About Booker-Fowler 

Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, located in central Louisiana, is the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' primary fish production facility. This facility primarily produces freshwater sportfish fingerlings to assist fisheries managers with achieving statewide management objectives.

The Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery Visitors Center is a 4,300 square foot building boasting over 10,000 gallons of aquaria. Native Louisiana fish, reptiles, amphibians, and crustaceans are displayed in the various aquaria in the Visitors Center. A 50-seat theater is located in the Visitors Center for educational programs. The Visitors Center is home to extensive wall murals hand-painted by local artists Gene Dupuis and Paul Wallace. The murals depict natural Louisiana habitats in day, evening and night settings.

Visitors are welcome on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The best time to visit the fish hatchery is from mid-March to mid-May. Those with large parties or school groups should call 318-748-6999 to schedule a tour.

Directions to Booker-Fowler

Google Map:

From Alexandria 165:  Turn left on Booker-Fowler Road in Forest Hill, follow signs
From Alexandria I-49:  Turn off on Robinson Bridge Road to Woodworth 165.  Go South.
From South I-49:  Either turn off on Robinson Bridge Road to Woodworth 165, or take 112 directly to Forest Hill.  Be aware that 112 is a forest road.