Monday, January 4, 2021

January 2021 Zoom meetings

General Membership Meeting
Monday, January 11th

Join us for an online general membership meeting the 2nd Monday of the month.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The meeting ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe several days before the meeting. 

Fly Tying Session
Monday, January 25th

Pattern TBA.  Zoom session.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the fly, tools or techniques used.  The session ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe several days prior.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Here's wishing our members and friends, and all of their families, a most blessed holiday season. Hope everyone finds something under the Christmas tree they can use for their piscatorial pursuits in the coming year.

We also wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2021.  With much emphasis on healthy!  Hopefully, this time next year things will be back to normal, and we can enjoy the company of others and celebrate as we have in the past.

While Christmas is a season of festivity, let's not forget the reason for the season: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us….” John 1:14. Please be giving to those in need, and pray for those who are less fortunate, for those in suffering, and for those away from their families this season - especially our troops.  Love and peace to everyone!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

December 14th general meeting (Zoom)

RSFF general meeting (Zoom)
Monday, December 14, 2020

6:00pm (see email for meeting id)

Join us for an online general membership meeting this Monday.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app. Zoom meetings can be attended on a computer (PC or Mac), smartphone, tablet, or other device with internet access.  From a participant standpoint, Zoom is free, and fairly simple to use.

In order to join in, members will need to enter the meeting ID and password for that session. This will be new for us.  Catch has set up the meeting for 7:00 Monday night and you are invited to join in.  Joe's email has meeting id and passcode plus other Zoom information.

We will focus on business first and then have time to "visit".  Committee chairs may want to have dates, info ready for events for 2021.  Hopefully, this pandemic will be past us soon and we can get back to doing normal things.

The Kisatchie Fly Fishers club has been using Zoom for bi-weekly fly tying sessions, as well as occasional meetings, since March.  The following are YouTube tutorials put together by Bill Morrison of KFF. You may find these helpful.
YouTube on joining and using Zoom with an iPhone for meetings:

YouTube on joining meetings using a computer: 

Short YouTube of Zoom’s basic features:

Thursday, October 22, 2020

October 26th fly tying

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, October 26, 2020

Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

* Please note: due to social distance requirements, our fly tying sessions have been moved from the Independence Park library to our general meeting location at BUMC on Goodwood *

Bring your tools - if none, the club has tools for use during the session.  Materials are provided.

With the moveable tables, we can socially distance in the room. Please wear your mask.  We'll have sanitizer for use.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Live meetings return October 19th

RSFF monthly meeting
Monday, October 19, 2020

Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

* This month's meeting has been moved from October 12th to the 19th due to possible effects of Hurricane Delta *

Welcome back! With the governor's Phase 3 guidelines, we're now able to get back to holding our monthly meetings at the Broadmoor UMC. Not everyone may be able to make it - or willing to make it - for good reason. But if you do, please wear your masks, practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer, etc.. Look forward to your attending but understand if you can't.

As in the past, we'll discuss fishing reports, opportunities for fall and winter fishing, and items of club interest.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

12th annual Rio Grande Rodeo this Saturday

12th annual Rio Grande Rodeo
Saturday, October 3, 2020

7:00am to 8:00am - registration
8:00am to 12 noon - fishing
Shelter #2, LaFreniere Park, Metairie
$15 entry fee includes lunch & refreshments

A reminder that this Saturday, it's the annual Rio Grande Rodeo sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club. This is a fly fishing only tournament for the Rio Grande cichlid that inhabits the waters of Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Two categories will be awarded: Longest Rio and Most Rios.

While most fishing events have been cancelled since March due to Covid-19 or more recently, tropical storms, the Rio Rodeo is set to go on. Weather should be ideal, and participants are asked to wear masks when gathering and maintain proper distancing.

Although the early registration is passed, onsite registration is available from 7:00am to 8:00am at tourney headquarters at LaFreniere Park. Look for the NOFF signs at Shelter #2. To speed up registration, please print and fill out the registration form below and bring it with you that morning.

Registration Form

After registration, you may branch out to any PUBLIC accessible fishing waters in the boundary area (Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines parishes). Just make sure to be back for the 12 noon weigh-in deadline.  

Raffle.  We'll be holding a raffle to help Casting For Recovery. The prize is a TFO fly rod. Tickets are $10 each, or $20 for 3 tickets.