Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 11 meeting - Christmas Party

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, December 11, 2017
6:30 pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches
 
This will be our Christmas gathering.  Bring a covered dish.  
 
Also, a gift exchange for those who want to participate.  Suggestions: flies, baked goods, something homemade or gently used gear that you no longer need.
 
See ya'll Monday night!


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 www.gulfcoastfff.org

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 12th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017
Casting 6:00pm, Meeting 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

More details to come.

As always, bring a friend!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 8th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, May 8, 2017
Casting 6:00pm, Meeting 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

Bring your vise and tying equipment, as we'll be doing some tying.

Bring your fishing reports. Bring a friend. Bring snacks (optional).

We'll also be discussing the status of the 2018 Expo.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 10th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, April 10, 2017
6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

Bring a guest or friend.  See you then!

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 13 meeting - Adam Harbuck, kayak demos

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, March 13, 2017
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Red River Waterway Commission
5941 Highway 1 Bypass, Natchitoches

** NOTE the change in location and time for this very special meeting! Also, there's no seating, so please BYOC (bring your own chair).

With Daylight Savings Time starting the Sunday before our meeting, we've decided to do an outdoors activity. Adam Harbuck from Harbuck Outdoor Sports - Hook 1 Outfitters in Shreveport will be bringing kayaks and canoes for demonstration! He will also be giving a program on outfitting your yak for fishing.

You do NOT want to miss this! Join us Monday, March 13th from 5-7 pm. Bring your fly rods and do some bank casting.

This event is open to the public! It's an opportunity to test out several great fishing yaks by Wilderness Systems, Perception, Native, including the 2017 PEDAL POWER boats from these companies.

Tell your friends! We'll have refreshments.

Monday, January 23, 2017

February 13 meeting - Mop Fly

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, February 13, 2017
6:30pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

This month Glen Cormier will lead us in tying the "Mop Fly".  This simple pattern imitates a crane fly larvae, and is very effective.  Discussion of the Mop Fly and tying instructions can be found here:

http://www.flyfisherman.com/fly-tying/the-mop-fly/

Bring your vise and other tying tools.  If none, the club has a few sets for use during these sessions. Materials will be provided.

As usual, we will have food.  Bring anything you wish but let us know so we don't have too much!

Bring a guest or friend.  See you then!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fishing the Little Mo

We had several members that went fishing this past holidays  to the Little Missouri River near Murfreesboro, Arkansas.  Lots of trout were caught, including some brown trout.

Also, mark your calendar!  The 15th-ever Little Mo Fly Fishing Fest takes place Saturday, February 18 at the Community Center in Murfreesboro.  There's also the "Can You Take It?" casting clinic on Sunday morning. 

For more info on the Little Missouri River, or details about the 2017 Fest, go to Jeff Guerins website.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 9th meeting

Cane Country Fly Casters monthly meeting
Monday, January 9, 2017
6:00pm
Westside Baptist Family Life Center, Hwy 1 bypass, Natchitoches

Please note the meeting will begin early at 6:00pm.

This month, Catch Cormier is giving a presentation on "How to Create a Blog".

This is great information for anyone who wants to share information to the public, promote a cause, product or service, or an opportunity to provide a place that people can share ideas with a common goal or project.  Bring your laptop if you wish to follow along, or just listen and take notes.

Food!  Bean soup and anything else anyone wants to bring!

See you then!