Sunday, April 11, 2021

AFR "Phoenix meeting" moved to Thursday, May 13th

Acadiana Fly Rodders meeting
Thursday, May 13th

6:30pm
Fabacher Pond, Youngsville, LA

* Due to severe weather forecast for Wednesday, this meeting has been moved to Thursday *

It's been over a year since our group met in person.  With vaccinations and the pandemic in strong decline, we've decided to start meeting again and hope everyone will be comfortable in doing so.  Even so, we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask.

We'll meet at Fabacher Pond in Youngsville.  Time 6:30pm.  The ponds are conducive to fly fishing, so bring your rod and favorite flies and catch a few!  We will fellowship, talk about the rejuvenation of the club, and enjoy the camaraderie that we all miss so much. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Virtual Tying Tuesday postponed to April 20th

Tuesday, April 20th
6:00pm
Skip Morris Predator Fly
Zoom session / Youtube Live

* This session has been postponed a week due to delays in getting materials *

This session, we'll tie the Skip Morris Predator fly, a versatile and scalable foam top-water pattern that can be tied as large as #4 for bass and down to a #10 for panfish.

To join in:

1)  Active participants can join via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

2)  Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary.  Go to the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YouTube Channel:  http://bit.ly/3oBk106  and click on "Live" videos.  Use the Chat feature to ask questions.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Virtual Tying Tuesday - Squrim Worm, Ruby Midge

Tuesday, March 16th
6:00pm
Squirm Worm, Ruby Midge
Zoom session / YouTube Live

Bill Morrison will lead the group in tying the Squirm Worm (Umpqua version using two sections of material) and the Ruby Midge (a small #18 pattern). Both are very effective patterns for fishing the tailwaters of the Little Missouri River.

To join in:

1)  Active participants can join via the Zoom app on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  Email Bill Morrison to request.

2)  Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary.  Go to the Kisatchie Fly Fishers YouTube Channel:  http://bit.ly/3oBk106  and click on "Live" videos.  Use the Chat feature to ask questions.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

February Virtual Tying Tuesday sessions

Tuesday, February 2nd
6:00pm
Lefty's Deceiver
Deadline for materials request:  Monday, Jan.  18th

* Postponed from 1/25 due to materials shipping backlog

The next fly pattern we will tie will be the Lefty’s Deceiver.  This is a proven fly for any species that eats baitfish and is probably only exceeded in popularity by the Clouser Minnow. We will tie a size #2 version in the popular white/chartreuse colors that should work well for bass, large trout, or saltwater. 

Link to request sample materials:
https://forms.gle/7etFHwBwTb9ZtBoy7

Tuesday, February 16th
6:00pm
Seaducer
Deadline for materials request:  Friday, Feb. 5th

Seaducers have been around since the late 19th century, and have been used for nearly every predator species from brown trout to stripers to tarpon.  Chico Fernandez used this fly to catch his world-record redfish.  The Godfather of Fly Fishing, Lefty Kreh, writes in his book, Presenting the Fly, that Seaducers are "one of the best patterns for both large and smallmouth bass that I've fished. I never make a trip without some of these in my box.".

For all sessions:

  • Active participants can join via Zoom (www.zoom.us).  Download the app for use on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  To get the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.
  • Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary, just click on the link below and click on "Live" videos to watch.   If you have a YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet (almost all do), you can even cast it onto your TV  (if it has an internet connection) and watch on your TV.
  • Link to KFF YouTube Channel:  http://bit.ly/3oBk106

Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 2021 Virtual Tying Tuesday sessions

Tuesday, January 12th
6:00pm
Ozark Craw
Deadline for materials request: Monday, Jan. 4th

Jim Johnson will lead us in tying Chris Johnson's "Ozark Craw".  This fly is a crawfish imitation which is effective on multiple species.  It's also fairly simple to tie.

 
For all sessions:

  • Active participants can join via Zoom (www.zoom.us).  Download the app for use on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.  Enter the meeting ID and password to join in.  To get the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.
  • Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary, just click on the link below and click on "Live" videos to watch.   If you have a YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet (almost all do), you can even cast it onto your TV  (if it has an internet connection) and watch on your TV.
  • Link to KFF YouTube Channel:  http://bit.ly/3oBk106

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Here's wishing our members and friends, and all of their families, a most blessed holiday season. Hope everyone finds something under the Christmas tree they can use for their piscatorial pursuits in the coming year.

We also wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2021.  With much emphasis on healthy!  Hopefully, this time next year things will be back to normal, and we can enjoy the company of others and celebrate as we have in the past.

While Christmas is a season of festivity, let's not forget the reason for the season: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us….” John 1:14. Please be giving to those in need, and pray for those who are less fortunate, for those in suffering, and for those away from their families this season - especially our troops.