Friday, November 10, 2017

November 13 meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, November 13, 2017
Casting 6:00pm, Meeting 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center
Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
We'll start with casting in the gym at 6:00pm, with meeting at 6:30pm.

This month, we welcome Cane River Paddle and Pedal.  Located near the riverfront here in Natchitoches, Cane River Paddle and Pedal is a fully authorized Hobie dealer for northwest Louisiana, featuring a host of models with their innovative Mirage Drive.  They also rent boats for use on the Cane RIver.  The folks at CRPP will talk to us about their boats and also have a Hobie to show off. 

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

29th annual Toledo Bend Rendezvous this weekend!

What is Rendezvous?  It's the largest annual gathering of fly tiers in our state, with no planned activities but plenty of fly tying, food, and fishing. Held annually at North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, the event is co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils of Fly Fishers International, and is open to the public. It kicks off Friday afternoon and ends after breakfast on Sunday morning. Many of the top tiers from the Ark-La-Tex region and beyond will be on hand tying at the numerous tables inside the large dining room.

Five bunkhouses are reserved for overnight stay on Friday, Saturday or both nights. The 2-night fee is $50 family, $40 single, and 1-night fee is $25 family, $20 single. Those coming just for the day Saturday are asked to make a donation to help offset the rental fees. For more details on this event, check Bowfin47's post on the General Discussion forum.  Or go to this link at Walter McLendon's website.

Monday, October 2, 2017

October 9th meeting - Whats New for 2018

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, October 9, 2017
Casting 6:00pm, Meeting 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
Once again, Glen Cormier attended the ICAST / International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show back in July and has lots of new products to report on.  He'll give us a slide presentation on "What's New for 2018" covering fly fishing, kayak fishing and accessories.  Many of these new products are now available or will be available in stores shortly.  He'll also give us a "State of the Sport" summary on the latest trends in fly fishing. 

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 18th meeting

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!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - Sept. 15-16

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

For those looking to improve their fly casting skills, the GCC Fair offers the largest contingent of FFI Certified and Master Certified instructors of any event on the Gulf Coast.  Also, Boy and Girl Scouts have the opportunity to work on their Fly Fishing Merit Badge.

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, proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab, and conservation projects within the council boundaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama and Florida panhandle.

Cane Country Fly Casters is a member of the FFI Gulf Coast Council.  We highly encourage our members to take in the largest fly fishing show on the Gulf Coast.

More details - including a schedule of events and programs - can be found at

Friday, August 11, 2017

Contraband Fly Fishing Expo - Sat., August 19th

On Saturday, August 19th our friends in the Lake Charles club will hold their annual fly fishing expo, or conclave.  The event is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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 11th.

Some of our neighboring clubs have summer events.  We encourage our members to attend and join the fun and learning.

July 22   - North Louisiana Fly Fishers Masters Series featuring George Daniel  (link)
July 29   - Kisatchie Fly Fishers Summer Workshop featuring Chris Morris  (link)
August 19 -  Contraband Fly Fishing Expo  (link