Red Stick Day - Saturday, March 2, 2013
22nd annual Red Stick Day Conclave
Saturday, March 2, 2013
8:30am - 4:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center
4141 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge, LA
Free refreshments and $6 jambalaya
Special guest: Tim Borski
Every first Saturday in March, the Red Stick Fly Fishers host our annual "conclave" - a celebration of fly fishing. Whether beginner or expert, there's something for everyone!
- Fly Tying Demonstrations
- Casting Demonstrations
- Beginner Seminar
- Kayak and Canoe demos
- Fishing on premises
- Free refreshments
- Jambalaya lunch
Admission is FREE!
For schedule of programs, activities, and speaker bios, click on the...
2013 Special Guest: Tim Borski
The Red Stick Fly Fishers are delighted to welcome back Tim Borski to Louisiana. Many will remember Tim from the "Saltwater Fly Fishers Picnics" sponsored by Uptown Angler, as well as his visits to the New Orleans fly shop.
Whether it's recreating images of fish, wildlife or scenery on the canvas, or tying flies that fool the wily underwater denizens found near his home in the Florida Keys, Tim Borski personifies the "art of the sport" of fly fishing like few others. Both his art and his flies are cherished by many.
Borski grew up in Wisconsin but moved to Miami at age 23, and to the Florida Keys shortly after. In the Keys, he found an opportunity as caretaker on Craig Key, that allowed him to develop as an artist. Following an article about him in Men's Journal magazine in 2007, a following for his watercolor paintings arose. Branching into oils and acrylics, he constantly innovates, so life in the Borski household is never boring.
The same passion he exudes in his artwork, he does so in his flies. Lefty Kreh describes Tim as "an excellent fly tyer who has developed a number of innovative and effective flies". The patterns in his "Borski Ties Flies" videos have - in recent years - become part an integral part of many saltwater and warmwater fly boxes.
As an artist and author, Tim is often busy, but always has time for his other passions: fly fishing, paddling, and herpetology. Going "snaking" and camping with his boys Josef, 10, and Gus, 7, fishing around the house (Florida Bay), and the occasional business jaunt keeps Tim happy at home and on the road, meeting new and interesting people. Check out Tim's website at http://www.tborskiart.com/.
This will be your opportunity to meet and visit with one of this country’s premier fly tiers and fly fishers, and watch him tie his famous patterns in person.
Please support our fine sponsors who support our club
Bass Pro Shops
Green Trout Fly Shop
Louisiana Sportsman Magazine
Orvis of Baton Rouge
Temple Fork Outfitters
Red Stick Fly Fishers Annual Banquet
Friday, March 1, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
Cost: $15 per adult
To reserve tickets, email Ron Braud with subject "Banquet Tickets"
6:00 pm - Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and catfish appetizers
7:00 pm - Welcome and dinner prepared by the RSFF Bayou Chefs
7:30 pm - Program
8:15 pm - Awards
8:30 pm - Raffle and Gamblers Draw
9:00 pm - Farewell and Adieus!
Raffle Tickets - $1 each, $20 for 30, $50 BIG BUNDLE includes 1-year family membership in RSFF + 60 tickets. Good for banquet and Red Stick Day (Saturday).
Gamblers Draw - $5 per card, limit 3 decks.