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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / KFF Marsh Invasion trip
« Last post by Catch on November 14, 2017, 09:27:56 PM »
The Kisatchie Fly Fishers will hold their first-ever "Marsh Invasion" out of Pointe-aux-Chenes this coming weekend.  Kayak anglers can launch from Eddies Kayak Rentals at the end of Highway 667.  Boaters can launch from the nearby PAC Marina.  Both boats and kayaks can launch from Island Road launch a couple miles north.

KFF Marsh Preparation Checklist:

General items:
- fly rod, suggested 6wt - 8wt, bring at least 2
- fly reels, saltwater proof
- leader material, recommended tippet 10-12 lbs, fluorocarbon for clear water spots
- sink tip connector or intermediate line (if fishing deeper holes)
- speck flies: clousers, pencil poppers or skipping bugs, gurglers, baitfish patterns
- redfish flies: spoonflies, charlies, seaducers, tarpon flies, small poppers
- hat:  preferably quick-dry long-brimmed or wide-brimmed with strap
- shirts, shorts or pants that quick-dry (nylon or polyester)
- sunglasses, polarized
- sunscreen, suggest minimum 30 SPF waterproof
- bug deet or Amber Romance or Swamp Swatter
- disinfectant and first aid kit
- water shoes  (wading booties, pool shoes, clogs)
- ice chest
- beach towels (to dry off and cover seats)
- filet knife and knife glove
- gallon zip lock bags to put your filets in
- Gatorade, Powerade, bottled water to avoid dehydration
- fishing maps
- fishing license
- clothes (non-fishing)

Boat or canoe or kayak items:
- life preservers
- paddles
- seat
- anchor or Cajun anchor
- trolling motor / mount
- battery / battery charger
- net
- fish stringer or fish bag or kayak-size ice chest
- lip gripper and/or fish pliers
- dry storage: dry bag or Pelican box or watertight box

Comfort items:
- lawn chair or portable chair    (BYOC)
- drinks / ice chest for drinks    (BYOD)
- fishing glove or tape (to protect stripping finger)
- fish towel
- camera
- medical / health: bandages, aspirin, antiseptic. First aid kit helpful.
- fly tying bag (bring only what you need)
- extra cash or check to buy shrimp to take home (some places don't accept credit cards)
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Red Stick Fly Fishers / October 23 fly tying - LaFleurs Charlie
« Last post by Catch on October 22, 2017, 01:19:30 PM »
Red Stick Fly Fishers - monthly fly tying
Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00pm
Cabelas in Gonzales

Mike LaFleur will be leading in tying his LaFleur's Charlie.  As Mike likes to say, "It's all you need" for marsh fishing.

Bring your tying tools if you have some. If not, the club has a few sets for use. Materials are provided.

As always, beginners and other visitors are welcome!
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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / KFF October 23rd meeting - Fall Marsh Basics
« Last post by Catch on October 22, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

Now through Christmas is the best time of the year for fly fishing the marsh!  Speckled trout have moved inside, and fish of all size are roaming the interior lakes.  North winds will continue to drop water levels, exposing banks where redfish, drum and sheepshead roam.

In preparation for our club trips to Pointe-aux-Chenes (Nov. 18) and Lake Prien (Dec. 2), our own Catch Cormier will give us a presentation on "Marsh Fly Fishing Basics" with emphasis on Fall and Winter fishing.  Catch will cover tackle, flies, rigging, tactics, what to look for, and specific areas in the Pointe-aux-Chenes and Calcasieu areas.

As always, our meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!

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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / KFF October 16 fly tying
« Last post by Catch on October 15, 2017, 11:43:04 PM »
Kisatchie Fly Fishers monthly fly tying session
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30pm
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria

This month Dan Fromme will be leading us in tying the RS2, a trout pattern created by South Platte River enthusiast Rim Chung.    Complete details about this fly - including materials and step-by-step instruction - can be found on Charlie Craven's Fly Box website  (Click here).

Bring your tying tools, if none, the club has sets to use during the session. Materials will be provided.

Also... bring gray tying thread or similiar color, if you have some.

As always, beginners are welcome!
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Cane Country Fly Casters / CCFC Sept. 18 meeting
« Last post by Catch on September 11, 2017, 11:55:34 AM »
Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
* Monday, September 18, 2017
Casting 6:00pm, Meeting 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

* Please note the date change. For September, we've moved the meeting from our usual 2nd Monday to the 3rd Monday.  More details to come.

As always, bring a friend!
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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / March Brown Preparation Checklist
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 12:13:01 PM »
For those members of KFF going up for our annual "March Brown" trip to the Little Missouri in March, here's a checklist of items to bring.  Some are optional.  Others like "yourself", are not optional!

Tackle
- Fishing License.  In addition to an Arkansas basic license, you'll need the annual non-resident trout permit. 
- Fly rods. Suggested 2wt - 5wt, 5wt most common.  Bring at least 2 rods.
- Fly reels.
- Fly vest. Snippers, fine pliers, other accessories.
- Leader material. The tippet (end of leader) recommend 4x - 6x  depending on size flies you'll use.   
- Flies: size 10 or 12 olive and black woolybuggers, Lil Mo Wooly (littlemissouriflyfishing.com), SR71 Woolybugger (laflyfish.com), size 12 Adams to imitate March Brown mayflies, size 16-18 mayflies to imitate smaller mayflies, size 14-16 elk hair caddis, A&W emergers (littlemissouriflyfishing.com), size 14-16 pheasant tails nymphs, hare's ear nymphs.
- Strike indicators. For nymphs or even woolybuggers.   
- Hat. Preferably quick-dry long-brimmed or wide-brimmed with strap
- Shirts, shorts or pants that quick-dry (nylon or polyester)
- Thermal underwear for layer warmth
- Rain jacket.
- Waders and wading boots (recommend breathable)
- Wading staff (strongly advised if fishing 'Buttbuster Shoal')
- Sunglasses, polarized (amber, yellow best for early am, late pm)
- Net
- Fishing glove (to protect stripping finger)

Comfort items
- Sunscreen. Suggest minimum 30 SPF waterproof
- Clogs or crocs. For after the waders come off
- Small ice chest. For drinks or to keep a few fish to bring home (limit is four)
- Gatorade, Powerade, bottled water to avoid dehydration
- Toiletries
- Medical / health kit for emergency need
- CAMERA
- Cell phone
- GPS / maps.   
- Fly tying bag (don't bring the whole caboodle, just what you need)
- Portable chair
- Cash for breakfast, dinner, snacks, needed supplies

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Red Stick Fly Fishers / Re: 2017 Fall Catch-n-Eat marsh trip - November 10-12
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 12:06:39 PM »
Catch-and-Eat outing Preparation Checklist:

General items:
- fly rod, suggested 6wt - 8wt, bring at least 2
- fly reels, saltwater proof
- leader material, recommended tippet 10-12 lbs, fluorocarbon for clear water spots
- sink tip connector or intermediate line (if fishing deeper holes)
- speck flies: clousers, pencil poppers or skipping bugs, gurglers, baitfish patterns
- redfish flies: spoonflies, charlies, seaducers, tarpon flies, small poppers
- hat:  preferably quick-dry long-brimmed or wide-brimmed with strap
- shirts, shorts or pants that quick-dry (nylon or polyester)
- sunglasses, polarized
- sunscreen, suggest minimum 30 SPF waterproof
- bug deet or Amber Romance or Swamp Swatter
- disinfectant and first aid kit
- water shoes  (wading booties, pool shoes, clogs)
- ice chest
- beach towels (to dry off and cover seats)
- filet knife and knife glove
- gallon zip lock bags to put your filets in
- Gatorade, Powerade, bottled water to avoid dehydration
- fishing maps
- fishing license
- clothes (non-fishing)

Boat or canoe or kayak items:
- life preservers
- paddles
- seat
- anchor or Cajun anchor
- trolling motor / mount
- battery / battery charger
- net
- fish stringer or fish bag or kayak-size ice chest
- lip gripper and/or fish pliers
- dry storage: dry bag or Pelican box or watertight box

Comfort items:
- lawn chair or portable chair    (BYOC)
- drinks / ice chest for drinks    (BYOD)
- fishing glove or tape (to protect stripping finger)
- fish towel
- camera
- medical / health: bandages, aspirin, antiseptic. First aid kit helpful.
- fly tying bag (bring only what you need)
- extra cash or check to buy shrimp to take home (some places don't accept credit cards)

Cooking items - Cooks provide:
- pot
- lighter for propane tank
- skimmer
- temperature gauge
- detergent / scrub pad
- portable table (optional)

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Red Stick Fly Fishers / 2017 Fall Catch-n-Eat marsh trip - November 10-12
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 12:02:13 PM »
Red Stick Fly Fishers - Fall Catch-n-Eat
November 10-12, 2017
Highway 1 corridor
Free event - open to RSFF members, and members of other recognized clubs, and their guests

Cool weather is almost here, and that means it's time to start planning for our annual Fall Saltwater Catch-n-Eat. Without doubt, this is typically the best RSFF Saltwater event, year-in-and-year out, in terms of number of fish caught and most pleasurable fishing conditions.

For the new folks, this is an informal fishing event.  Fishing takes place along Highway 1 from Galliano south to Grand Isle. Find a partner(s) then group with others who fish by your style - boat, off-road, puddle craft. Everyone handles their own reservations at a favorite place of stay. Popular places are Boudreaux's Condeauxs, Galliano Inn, Catfish Lake Cabins, Days Inn all of which are in Golden Meadow. Also popular is Boudreaux's Motel in Leeville and Blue Dolphin Inn in Grand Isle.

Here is web link providing Lofourche parish accommodations: http://www.visitlafourche.com/accomodations.php

Updates will be posted on this forum.

We will check shrimp availability at the Seafood Shed when we get closer to the date and I'll post an updates on that.

On Friday evening, we usually gather at one of the local restaurants in Golden Meadow and get fishing reports from the folks who fished Friday. We also exchange tips, techniques, and locations from those who did well.

On Saturday evening, there's the traditional fish & shrimp fry. The location will most likely be Boudreaux's Condeaux's in Golden Meadow.  We ask everyone with enough fish to make a fresh fish contribution.  The main course will be fresh fried fish fillets, shrimp, and potatoes.  Also, garlic bread and eggplant (if available).

Saltwater Chair Randy Leonpacker will be looking for volunteers to bring their cooking rigs (burner, pot, gas) and cook.  Sometimes folks ask if they can bring something to the fry. This is OPTIONAL. The main course is well covered.  Additional items might be hors d'oeuvres, snacks, salad, cookies, dessert, etc. But again, this is OPTIONAL. You do not need to bring anything (other than your own drinks) for this event.

Make sure you all bring your own soft drinks or alternative beverage. You may also want to bring a couple of folding chairs as seating is likely to be limited.

If interested, contact Randy by email so your name is added to the C&E email list.

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Fly Fishing Events / 9th annual Rio Grande Rodeo - Oct. 7th
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 11:36:11 AM »
9th annual Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:00am to 12pm (weigh-in)
Members of NOFF will be at the weigh-in site at 7:30am to answer any questions you may have. We will have coffee and donuts as well.
Location: New Orleans City Park

Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club

Registration and weigh-in site: At the intersection of Henry Thomas Drive and Palm Drive. (Between I-610 and Christian Brothers School, under the oak trees across from the Blue Rose art sculpture) Look for the NOFF sign and tent.

Information and Rules:
• This tournament is open to all fly fishers who wish to participate.
• There is a $10 registration fee.
• Registration deadline is 8:00 AM on Saturday. If you have not registered before this time you will not be eligible to participate.
• All registration fees will be donated to Casting For Recovery.  You are welcome to contribute more if you choose to do so.  Please check out all they do for women with breast cancer by visiting their website.  www.castingforrecovery.org
• Fishing for the Rio Grande Cichlid in beautiful New Orleans City Park.
• Legal entries are limited to fish only caught with artificial flies on fly rods.
• Legal fishing area is bounded on the south by City Park Avenue, the west by Marconi Blvd, the North by Filmore Ave. and the east by Bayou St. John. Fishing is allowed in Bayou St. John between Robert E. Lee Blvd and Lafitte Ave. The bayou that runs along Marconi between Robert E. Lee Blvd. and Harrison Avenue is also legal fishing grounds. Fishing is not allowed in any areas of the City Park golf courses. Any participant fishing this area will be immediately disqualified.
• Longest Rio Grande Cichlid wins top prize and bragging rights for the year!
• Lunch and drinks provided for registered participants
• Maps of approved fishing areas will be available.
• Participants should bring a chair, sunscreen, and a bug repellant of their choice.
• All participants entering fish must be in line by 12:00 noon. Anyone in line after this time will not be allowed to enter their fish.
• First place prize is a TFO NXT 4/5 wt. Fly Rod/Reel combo. Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd through 5th places.
• In the event of a tie, the award will go to the fish checked in at the earliest time. Please remember to check-in your fish when you arrive at weigh-in. Entrants may only enter one fish and win one prize.

To pre-register, get a registration form or for any questions please contact the club at nolaffc@gmail.com or you can call us at 504-410-7223.
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Fly Fishing Events / Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - Sept. 15-16
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 11:33:41 AM »
2017 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
September 15-16, 2017
Ocean Springs Civic Center
3730 Bienville Blvd.,  Ocean Springs, MS
FREE admission!

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council of Fly Fishers International (FFI).  The Gulf Coast Fly Fair features presentations, casting lessons, beginner classes, tying demonstrations, auctions and raffles, and much more! And it's all free!

At the tying tables will be some of the best tiers from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, western Florida and beyond. Casting instructors are Certified and Master Certified. Presentations by guides and experts range from saltwater to warmwater and coldwater fishing.

The Friday night casual buffet and Awards Dinner will be held also at the OSCC. It will feature an auction rich with prizes including art, fly tackle, guided trips, award winning fly plates, and much more. Along with the day raffles, the part of the proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab, Boy Scouts, and conservation projects within the council boundaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama and Florida panhandle.

More details on the expo can be found at www.gulfcoastfff.org.  A list of tiers, programs, and other activities will be posted shortly.


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