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.