Saturday, June 14, 2014

Have a fun and safe summer!

As is our tradition, the Cane Country Fly Casters will not hold regular monthly meetings during July and August.  Our next regular meeting will be on September 9th.   

However, we are working on a Saturday morning workshop sometime in July or August.  In addition, there are regional events and activities taking place this summer, which we'll announce here.  So please continue to visit our website often over the summer period. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

CCFC next meeting June 10th

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday, June 10, at Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center on the Highway 1 bypass in Natchitoches.  Time is 6:30pm.  Guests are welcome.

We will be tying poppers! If you have a vise, bring it!  Those of us who have more than 1, please bring your extra vise and share so all can tie one on!

The club will bring hamburgers and dogs. Members are asked to bring something to go with it if you can.

See you Tuesday,

Monday, June 2, 2014

Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo June 12-14

The Texas Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) will hold their first-ever Expo Friday-Saturday, June 12-14, at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, Texas. The title of their event is "Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo" with the intent to feature fly fishing opportunities in Texas, as well as flies and techniques for all fish, all waters. Admission is $20 for both days.

The Civic Center will feature exhibitors, vendors, programs, and fly tying demonstrations by some of the country's top fly tiers. Cypress Bend Park will be the location for Casting Programs, Certifications, and kayak fishing classes. Both locations will have hands-on workshops, which attendees can sign up for a nominal fee, and with limited class sizes. Also Youth and Women's Outreach programs.

Other activities: Thursday night there will be a Welcoming Dinner, Friday night the Texas Council will host the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and Saturday night will be the Awards Banquet and Auction. For more info, go to www.txflyfishexpo.com

Spring Fishing Outing cancelled due to weather

The low pressure system that brought 8 inches of rain this past week to the Red River area threatened to dump more rain on us Saturday, so we had to postpone our Spring Outing on Lake Cotile.  We plan to reschedule, although it might be a "Summer" or "Fall" outing as opposed to Spring.  In the meantime, we encourage CCFC members to post any fishing reports on our forum on WarmFly.com.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 31st Fishing Outing at Cotile Lake

Fellow Casters, mark your calendar down for May 31, 2014 for some area fishing.  We've reserved the screened pavilion #1 at Cotile Recreation Center for our post-fishing activities.  Or come by early and talk and tie flies. We'll meet up at 12 noon for "show and tell" photos of the morning's catch, along with BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, grilled corn and refreshments.  Bring a dessert to share.

Fishing opportunities in the Cotile area abound!  There's bank fishing at Cotile, and at nearby (10 minutes) Kincaid Lake recreation areas, pier fishing at Valentine (yes, you can fly fish off a pier), kayak fishing only at Valentine, kayak and boat fishing at Cotile and Kincaid.  Lake Rodemacher is also an option if the water clarity improves by then. We'll have a map to show access and launch areas.

This outing could be the pre-cursor to an annual freshwater tournament, similiar to the New Orleans Fly Fishers Rio Grande Rodeo.