Monday, December 7, 2015

December 8th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, December 8th
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Natchitoches
It's our Christmas meeting.  Doors open at 5:30 for casting and/or to set up your tying equipment.  Regular meeting will begin at 6:30.

We will have a FLY SWAP!  Tie your favorite 3+ flies for a swap. If you don't tie, this is a great time to watch and learn.  We will have plenty of flies to share with everyone.

We will have FOOD!  Bring something if you want, we will have enough for everyone.

Please don't forget Dues are Due!!  New members have already paid
$20 for single
$25 for family

Bring a friend.  Bring some good fish reports, if you don't have one, make one up! 

See you Tuesday December 8th!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 10th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
Come at 6:00pm for equipment setup, meeting at 6:30pm

On the agenda:
- club news and updates
- Fishing reports
- A knot session to learn the "nail knot", "surgeons knot", and "perfection loop".
- We'll be tying the "Cajun Wooly Bugger" and covering the use of tying tools.

See you Tuesday!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Toledo Bend Rendezvous this weekend Oct 30 - Nov 1

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 ($40 weekend, $20 day or night).  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.

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 13th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Casting at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

For this meeting, Paul Chance will talk about bamboo rods and fishing, and Burley Johnson will demo the fly of the month. Bring your tying gear and supplies and tie along. If you don't tie, you'll enjoy learning about the flies. We'll also have some tying tools for use during the session.

See you Tuesday!

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 15th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2015  - please note date change!!
Casting at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
Food and refreshments provided!

We're back from our summer break!  Hope everyone has a fishing story to share.

Please note that we've moved the September meeting date to the 3rd Tuesday because of a room conflict.  We'll get quickly to business - and some great food as well.  Come and bring your apetite!

Members of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be joining us to discuss the new "Red River Fishing Expo", rebranded from our Natchitoches Fishng Expo.  At their July meeting, the KFF club voted unanimously to join forces with CCFC to co-host a regional all-fishing show. It'll be held here in Natchitoches in 2016, in Alexandria in 2017, and so forth. 

Official date for the Expo is Saturday, March 5, 2016.  That's a lot closer than we all think!  While we have a few things in place - the building for example - there's still a LOT that needs to get started.

See you on the 15th.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IFFF Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - September 18-19

2015 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
Sponsored by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Gulf Coast Council
September 18-19, 2015
Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

The GCC Fair is the largest "conclave" held on the northern Gulf Coast each year, with attendees having the opportunity to learn from a very diverse group of anglers and tiers, with specialties ranging from mountain trout to offshore fly fishing.

- Friday activities include specialty classes and casual dinner that evening at the Yacht Club with award presentations, auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, and more.

- Saturday begins with breakfast at Gulf Coast Research Lab, followed by programs, fly tying, vendor exhibits, casting, silent auction and raffles.

All classes and instruction are FREE!

For IFFF members, dorm suites available at the Research Lab for $15 or $22, first come, first served. Holiday Inn Express also has special rates for $77. 

For complete details on this great event, with contact info, go to

Monday, August 17, 2015

Contraband Fly Fishing Expo this weekend

11th Contraband Fly Fishing Expo
Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:30am - 4:00pm
PPG - Porter Hall, 2250 Prater Road, Westlake, LA
Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters / Tom Nixon Chapter

Fly Tying, Casting Demos, Lure Exhibits, Auctions / Raffles, Food and Refreshments, Equipment Displays and more! Also, the drawing for their Kayak Raffle.  Tickets will be sold during the event up until the drawing.

For a complete schedule of activities, go to

Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 NLFF Masters Series ft. Davy Wotton - July 25

North Louisiana Fly Fishers - 3rd Annual Masters Series
"A Day with Davy Wotton - Mastering the Nymph"

Saturday, July 25, 2015
9:00am to 5:00pm
Red River National Wildlife Refuge
150 Eagle Bend, Bossier City, Louisiana
Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch, coffee, drinks, etc)

Registration for this event is now open. Pre-registration required as seats limited to 75 participants (see form link below).  This is a great event, with something for all levels of fly anglers from beginners to experts.  Held at the beautiful Red River Refuge complex overlooking Lake Caroline. Seats often fill up weeks in advance, so register asap!

Click here for more details in PDF format.

Click here for registration form including details of the seminar.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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 8th.

However, keep checking back as we are considering a fly tying workshop sometime this summer.  

Friday, May 8, 2015

May 12th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Casting at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

Bring your tying gear as we'll do some fly tying for this meeting.

Bring your favorite dish.  We won't necessarily have a sit down meal, but eat when you want.

As always, bring a friend!  See you there!

Grand Isle Fly Fishing Weekend - June 26-28

Originally organized about 19 years ago by the Acadiana and Red Stick clubs, the "Grand Isle Fly Fishing Weekend" is an annual event where members of organized Louisiana and Mississippi fly fishing clubs (and a few stragglers from other clubs elsewhere) come together down at Grand Isle for a weekend of saltwater fishing, food, and comradery.

This weekend offers lots of fun for all types of fly fishers.  Simply bring your boating, puddle craft or bank/surf fishing equipment and join with others who share your fishing technique. Activities take place at the Blue Dolphin Inn, and include the Friday night shrimp boil and the Saturday evening fish fry.  Rooms and cottages at the Blue Dolphin have been reserved by the Red Stick Fly Fishers.  A "bed" reservation can be made by contacting the RSFF Saltwater Chair.  Cost is $93 and includes Friday and Saturday night.  In addition, a cottage can be reserved for groups wanting to stay together.

Complete details and contact info can be found by going to the RSFF Forum on 

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 14 meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The program will be "Fishing From A Canoe Or Kayak".  
IF it is raining - we will meet at Westside Baptist Church
IF it is NOT raining - we will meet on the bank of the Cane River Downtown

The meeting time is 6:30, however, we will be at the riverbank or church around 5:30pm to get set up and for those who want to come early!

Drinks will be provided.  For dinner, we'll head to Mama's Oyster House. We have folks wanting oysters while still in season!

If in doubt about the meeting place, call us on you way into town

Burley 318.471.5049
Sunny 318.471.6204

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 Caddo Conclave - April 10-11

Caddo Conclave 2015
Located in Caddo State Park on beautiful Caddo Lake near Karnack Texas
Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, 2015
Registration $10 per person, maximum $20 per family
Co-hosted by the North Louisiana Fly Fishers and East Texas Fly Fishers

Friday April 10th:  Doors open at 5:00pm. There will be a Pot Luck Supper!  Bring a dish that is enough for you and one other family.

Saturday April 11th:  Breakfast provided by the North Louisiana Fly Fishers at 8:00 a.m.
There will be fly tying and seminars throughout the day.  Lunch provided by the East Texas Fly Fishers.

Bring your fly tying equipment and tie some demonstration flies of your choice.  Also, bring your kayak and fish the slow shady bayou that glides through the State Park.  The park and lake can be fished with either a LA or TX license.

For more info, contact Mike Hawkins 903-736-1887 or Scott Irwin 318-742-2190.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fishing the Cane this Saturday, March 28

This Saturday, March 28, Kisatchie Fly Fishers and Cane Country Fly Casters are going to fish the Cane River.  Fish anywhere you want, bank downtown or at Champlain Lake.  Or kayak fish any of the three launches.  The bass and bream are biting!  Time to put those flies to good use and test them out!

We'll gather at 12:30 at the south end of the Riverfront downtown.  CCFC will have a table and banner up.  Bring a lawn or folding chair.  We'll talk some fishing then head to Mamas.

If interested in joining us, RSVP Sunny at sunnyla(at)reagan(dot)com or Catch at catch(at)laflyfish(dot)com. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 10th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
Guest speaker: Larry Offner

Our friend Larry lives in Denham Springs and owns Green Trout Fly Shop ( Check out his store. He can bring supplies if needed. He'll also have a few items with him.  Larry has been a supportive friend to CCFC since the founding of our club.

Larry's favorite restaurant is Mama's Oyster Bar, downtown Natchitoches.  We will not be serving "supper" at the meeting, only a few appetizers.   We'll have Dutch treat dinner at Mama's for those who would like to get together after the meeting.

Bring a friend!  Bring your wife!  We'll pass a good time!

- March 28th, Saturday.  Fishing outing on the Cane River with friends from other clubs.
- April 11th, Saturday.  Cane Country Fly Caster and Friends Fishing the Little Mo.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Acadiana Conclave this Saturday in Lafayette

28th annual Acadiana Conclave
Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:30am to 3:00pm
Grace Presbyterian Hall, 518 Roselawn Blvd, Lafayette, LA
Hosted by the Acadiana Fly Rodders, Dennis Vidrine Chapter

This celebration of fly fishing includes seminars, fly tying demos, casting demos by certified casting instructors, vendors, drawings and more. Fly tying demos begin at 9:00am. Seminars include "Correcting Common Casting Errors", "Fly Fishing in Chile", "In Search of the Illusive Tarpon". Also, IFFF Gulf Coast Council president Kyle Moppert will talk about GCC activities.

A schedule of the day's activities, along with featured fly tiers and speakers, can be found on, as well as the and websites.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bloomin on the Bricks - March 21

The 15th Annual Bloomin on the Bricks, Natchitoches’ spring garden festival, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 9:00am to 2:00pm on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches’ Historic Landmark District. Organized by the Natchitoches Main Street Program, Bloomin on the Bricks is a celebration of spring throughout the City’s Historic District.  Bloomin on the Bricks is free and open to the public.

The event will feature the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches through its hanging flower baskets and thousands of daffodils and tulips planted along the riverbank.  The event will also feature live entertainment, children’s activities and food booths. An exhibit area of lawn and garden vendors who will display and sell an assortment of items related to garden and lawn care.  Vendors of lawn and garden merchandise such as landscaping, nurseries, lawn furniture, ironwork, yard art, garden decor, etc. are invited to participate in this year’s show.  Vendor spaces are available for $50 per each 10x10 space.

In conjunction with Bloomin’ on the Bricks, the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery will host Art Along the Bricks from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Artists will display fine arts and crafts along Front Street in an outdoor art show. 

For more info, go to

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 10th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Tuesday evening, February 10, 2015
Westside Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

We will have 2 parts to the meeting.
- 5:30pm Practice casting precision, bring your rods
- 6:30pm Meet 'n' Eat (you know the drill, snack or pot luck!)
- 7:00pm Tying Little Mo favorites, The Christmas Tree and The Pink Weenie

Bring your tying gear, make sure you have red thread.  We will provide the hooks and marabou.  Let Sunny know if you need red thread and she will pick it up for you on Thursday at Bass Pro.  You can reimburse her at the the meeting.

- February 13th-15th. Little Mo Fly Fishing Festival, Murfreesboro, Arkansas
- March 10th meeting. Larry Offner will be our guest speaker, Talkin' Fishin'.  Larry is the owner of Green Trout Fly Shop in Denham Springs.
- March 28th, Saturday.  Fishing tournament!  Cane Country Fly Casters vs Kisatchie Fly Fishers on the Cane!
- April 11th, Saturday.  Cane Country Fly Caster and Friends Fishing the Little Mo.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 13th meeting

Our 1st meeting of 2015  is Tuesday the 13th at Westside Baptist Family Life Center.  Time is 6:30pm.

Vic will give a program on connectors, fly line to leader, leader to tippet, tippet to fly, and introducing various knots.. nail knot, perfection loop, etc.. 

Bring your rod and tackle, we'll also have discussion on the use of favorite tackle.  Also, Burley got a new toy for Chirstmas that he wants to demonstrate!!

On the menu: Red Beans & Rice
Bring a friend!

Also, 2015 dues are due!  If you haven't paid, please do!

Dates for your calendar:
- January 24th, Cenla Fly Fest. Pineville, LA  ---  1st time ever! 
- February 13th-15th, Little Mo Fly Festival, Murfreesboro, AR