Sunday, January 12, 2020

Make plans for Cenla Festival this Saturday!

Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival
Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:30am to 3:30pm
Kees Park, 2450 Highway 28 East, Pineville, LA
FREE admission!

In even-numbered years, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their biennial Festival, a celebration of the light tackle lifestyle. While the majority of the event is fly fishing, there's also some elements of light tackle spinning and casting for bass, crappie, redfish and speckled trout.

On tap are seminars on bass fishing Toledo Bend, fly fishing the Little Missouri River (Arkansas), and fishing from kayaks for freshwater and marsh. Over 20 fly tiers and jig makers from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi will be demonstrating their craft.

Fly casting. Saturday morning, FFI Master Certified instructor Jeff Ferguson will lead a casting presentation followed by coaching. That afternoon, Jeff, Roger Breedlove and Chris Perkins will lead a "Casting Skills Challenge" open to all attendees. If you're an FFI member, it's a chance to earn your casting accomplishment pin.

There's also several exhibitors and a huge raffle and Gamblers Draw. The event is a fundraiser for The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, and the KFF club's conservation initiatives.

A pastalaya lunch will be served along with choice of tea, lemonade or bottled water for just $5. 

For complete details, including schedule and list of tiers, go to