Thursday, December 5, 2013

CCFC next meeting Tuesday, December 10th

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center in Natchitoches. Time is 6:30 pm.

This meeting will be "Dinner and a Movie".  We'll watch a video, and dinner and drinks will be provided. Bring a dessert if you wish.

Also, bring your rod to brush up on a cast, learn a new cast, or just learn to cast!
Please call or email if you have questions.  Sunny.

Monday, November 11, 2013

CCFC next meeting Tuesday, November 12

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center in Natchitoches. Time is 6:30 pm.

The focus of this meeting will be tying flies.  Bring your vise if you have one....if you don' problem!
Everyone will have the opportunity to learn to tie "something" that you can use!

Also, bring your appetite!  We're having GUMBO!

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

Tight Lines,  
Burley, Vic, Sunny

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Make plans for Toledo Bend Rendezvous Nov 1-3

What is Rendezvous?  Twenty-five years ago, a group of fly fishermen from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and elsewhere decided to get together for a weekend to fish and tie flies.  They found the facilities at North Toledo Bend State Park to be ideal.  Since then, the tradition has continued and grown.  There's no planned activities, but plenty of fly tying, food, fly casting and fishing, with only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals.  The activities take place at the park's group facility, which features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, and lodging available for up to 150 people in 5 heated log bunkhouses (30 beds each). There's also a heated central shower and restroom building with nice night lighting on all the sidewalks and a large main log building with A/C, picnic tables and a large barbeque trailer.

Held the first weekend of November each year, the Toledo Bend Rendezvous (aka Southern Fly Fishers Rendezvous) is co-sponsored by the IFFF Texas and Gulf Coast Councils.  It remains one of the top tying events in the country, with many of the attendees featured at regional and national expos. Members of Cane Country Fly Casters - and anyone else with interest - are invited to Rendezvous.

For complete details, go to the Toledo Bend Rendezvous home page

Monday, October 7, 2013

CCFC next meeting Tuesday, October 8

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center in Natchitoches. Time is 6:30 pm.

Vic McClain will be showing a great video on fishing for nymphs.  After the video, he will demonstrate tying nymphs.  The YouTube link is a sample of the video, it's a good one.

Bring your vise if you want to give a nymphs a try.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day - Sat., Sept. 28

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will renew it's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

NHFD is a national event on the fourth Saturday in September.  It was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our nation’s hunters and anglers. LDWF introduced its first NHFD event in 1982 at the Monroe district office.  In the following years, three more locations were added in Baton Rouge, Minden and Woodworth.  Today, more than 10,000 people statewide attend the celebrations.

This free event offers activities for the entire family such as archery, fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, biking and much more. Visitors can learn about coastal restoration, bird watching, turkey hunting, game tagging, and much more from various organizations, agencies, and sponsors. 

The Cenla NHFD Outdoors Festival held at the LDWF Woodworth Education Center is the largest in the state with about 2,000 attendees.  There's free food and refreshments as well, courtesy of Burger King, Coca-Cola and Woodmen of the World.  New this year is the inaugural Woodmen of the World Team Barbecue Cookoff Contest. 

For 2013, the Woodworth event will feature fly fishing courtesy of the Cane Country Fly Casters and Kisatchie Fly Fishers.  There will be casting, fly tying, knot tying.  Kids and adults will get the opportunity to hands-on lesson in casting, tying, or knots. If you are interested in anything related to fly fishing, or even the sport of kayak fishing, be sure to look for our booth at the Woodworth NHFD Festival.

Click on this link for the Cenla NHFD Flyer  in legal format  (pdf, 512kb) 

Friday, September 6, 2013

CCFC next meeting Tuesday, September 10

The Cane Country Fly Casters resume their regular meeting schedule this month after our annual vacation period.  After a long hot summer we're ready to get together again!  The next meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Church
6834 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

For our new members, that is located on the by-pass in Natchitoches.  Click on this Google Maps link to find the location.

On the agenda:
  • Tony is going to walk us through several knots, including the nail knot. 
  • Catch will talk about the upcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day in Woodworth, Sept 28
  • Other upcoming activities
  • Fishing Reports
  • Burley is cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. Members are asked to bring sides. Let us know what you can contribute.
See ya there!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Davy Wotton Seminar - August 17th in Bossier

Well known fly fishing personality Davy Wotton will be presenting a full day seminar (9:00am - 5:00pm) on "The Art of Wet Fly Fishing" on August 17, 2013 in Bossier City.  Topics will include casting and fishing techniques, flies and tying techniques, equipment and rigging related to wet fly fishing.  The North Louisiana Fly Fishers are sponsoring this event.  Seating is limited to 50 and there is a $20 registration fee.  For more information, including the registration form, please see the attached flyer.

Davy Wotton Program & Registration.pdf

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

LDWF Kids Fishing Camp June 10-13

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a "Kids Fishing Day Camp" on Monday thru Thursday, June 10-13, 2013 at the LDWF Education Center in Woodworth.  This is for ages 10-15.  The registration fee is $75, and pre-registration is required, as seats are limited to 20. Campers will be supervised by LDWF education staff and volunteers in such activities as how to rig fishing equipment, fish identification, boating safety, cast netting, kayak fishing, how to clean the catch and much more. Lunch will be provided daily and each child will receive a rod/reel combo and stocked tackle box provided by the Association of Louisiana Bass Clubs.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, contact Angela Capello at (318) 748-6914 or Registration forms are also available via the LDWF website at

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 14th meeting

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday May 14th at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center. Time is 6:30pm. We will have dinner provided by Mamas.  We will discuss the recent Expo and review suggestions for next year based on feedback.  We will also consider dates for 2014.  Also, we'll talk about what's biting and where.  This is our last meeting until September as we take a break for summer. So everyone, please have a safe summer wherever you go, and come prepared for the September meeting with photos and great stories!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thanks to all for a great Expo!

The Cane Country Fly Casters 1st Annual Natchitoches Fishing Expo on May 4, 2013 was a big success! Thank you to all the fly tiers, vendors, presenters, Northwestern State University, City of Natchitoches, Senator Gerald Long, Mayor Lee Posey, Dr. Zeichner, donating restaurants and businesses, Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council and Texas Council, all the local radio and TV stations, and the Natchitoches Times newspaper and CenLA Focus magazine, Westside Baptist Men's Group and Youth Group, all the NSU student volunteers, and the hard-working members of Cane Country Fly Casters!

Plans are already underway for 2014, with several improvements in store. We also plan to have more programs and features for dedicated bass anglers. So far, all of our vendors wish to return, and requests are coming from others. We hope to have a date early this summer, so stay tuned for that announcement.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Caddo Conclave - May 17 & 18

Caddo Conclave 2013
Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, 2013
Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, TX
Hosted by East Texas Fly Fishers
& North Louisiana Fly Fishers
Admission: $10 person, $20 family
Optional deer hair tying workshop:
(Friday night): $10 fee

Click on the flyer image for complete details.
Our neighboring clubs in Shreveport and Longview have once again united for this 4th annual celebration of fly fishing and fly tying "on the border". The Caddo Conclave features something for everyone, in a setting that is sure to draw you back again. The fishing can be great, but if it isn't, the food certainly is. There's programs, fly tying, raffle prizes, casting demos, and kayak demos and more.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 15, 2013

CCFC is now GCC

At the April meeting, our club voted unanimously to switch our council affiliation within the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), from the Southern Council to Gulf Coast Council. As the map shows, we were already within the geographic boundary of the newly-reformed GCC, which consists of clubs and individual members in Louisiana, Mississippi, and coastal Alabama.  Previously, clubs in south Texas were also part of the Gulf Coast Council, and clubs in north Texas were part of the Southern Council.  Because of changes in the way the FFF is allocating educational, conservation and other resources, it behooved all Texas clubs to unite into one council, and in January, the Texas Council was formed.  Likewise, it behooved our club to be part of the GCC, for which we already had many ties and friendships.  We look forward to being a big part of this young council and working to promote fly fishing and conservation in the region!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

April 9th meeting

The next meeting of the Cane Country Fly Casters will be on Tuesday April 9th at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center. Time is 6:30pm. We will have light snacks. Our next meeting is extremely important. We will be finalizing details of the Natchitoches Fishing Expo on May 4th.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 Bass On The Fly

The 4th annual "Bass on The Fly" fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Lake Fork Marina near Alba, Texas (3 hours from Natchitoches). This is exclusively fly fishing and catch-photo-release. Organizer Ted Warren says the goal is to grow the sport of fly fishing among warm water anglers. The cost is $55/angler and there is a motorboat division and a non-motorboat division (canoe, kayak, pontoon, float tube, bank). There's also a Club Division... if enough CCFC members register we can compete here as well. Activities begin Friday afternoon, May 10, and continue after the weigh-in Saturday. There will be plenty of door prizes and a nice goody bag (hats, tee shirts, flies, etc.). There will also be free casting lessons and contests, as well as kayak demos. Early registration: register before May 1st and be eligible for drawing for a Sage Largemouth Fly Rod! Onsite registration also available. For all the info and entry form, go to

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March meeting rescheduled for Monday 11th

Greetings Casters!  Due to scheduling conflicts, we are moving our next club meeting to Monday, March 11. Time is 6:30pm and location is Westside Baptist Church. We'll have an update on the Natchitoches Fishing Expo coming up the first Saturday in May, and we hope to have some fly tying.  See you there!

Monday, February 4, 2013

February 12th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters - February meeting Tuesday February 12, 2013 6:30 pm Westside Baptist Church, Natchitoches, LA

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 2013 Meeting

Tuesday January 8, 2013
6:30 pm
Westside Baptist Church, Natchitoches, LA

Please make every effort to attend.  We will be discussing the May 4th Expo and will need all hands on board.  

Feel free to to be ready to demonstrate a new fly, popper, or cast.

I'll have a big pot of taco soup and a pot of coffee.  You can bring something to go with it only if you want too. Otherwise we will have water and drinks from the coke machine.

Bring a prospective member.

See you Tuesday evening,