Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Red Stick Day 2021 cancelled

Due to growing Covid 19 concerns, Red Stick Fly Fishers have opted to cancel their annual "Red Stick Day" fly fishing festival scheduled for October 30th. This date was a reschedule from our usual 1st Saturday in March.

Our plan now is to hold our next festival on Saturday, March 5th 2022...hopefully in a post-pandemic environment. Hope to see everyone there!

Friday, July 9, 2021

July 12th general meeting

RSFF monthly meeting
Monday, July 12, 2021
6:15pm  - casting practice
7:00pm -  meeting starts
Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

On the agenda:
- the upcoming Leeville Fly Fishing Weekend
- liability insurance for the club
- information on promoting a fly fishing film for income
- flyer for promoting the club
- Jambalaya Challenge update
- fishing reports

As always, our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Toledo Bend Rendezvous returns Nov. 5-7

Toledo Bend Rendezvous
Friday-Sunday, November 5-7, 2021
North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA

After cancellation last year due to Covid-19 protocols, Rendezvous is back.  The announcement was made recently by event organizer Walter McLendan.  What  is Rendezvous?  For 32 years each Fall,  fly tiers and other fly fishing enthusiasts from across several states – along with their families – gather for a weekend of fly tying, fly casting, food and fishing. With only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals. The event is open to everyone.

The excellent facilities at North Toledo Bend State Park are ideal for a Fall weekend fly tying retreat. Activities take place at the park’s group facility, which features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, and lodging available for up to 150 people in 5 heated log bunkhouses (30 beds each). There’s also a heated central shower and restroom building with nice night lighting on all the sidewalks.

Rendezvous continues to be a gathering for some of the top fly tiers in the country, most of whom have been featured at regional and national expos.  There are no organized activities.  Whether you come to tie, or come to watch and learn, or just partake the great scenery, fishing and on-the-water location, you’ll be glad you came!

The FFI Gulf Coast and Texas Councils, along along with several member clubs, are co-sponsors of this event, and make it possible for attendees to enjoy a low lodging rate.

Fees (family or individual are the same):

  • $40 for weekend, includes lodging and meals
  • $20 one night, includes lodging and meals
  • $10 just for the day
For more info, go to http://flycasting.bravesites.com

Friday, June 25, 2021

June 28th fly tying - Flip Flop Popper

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, June 28th

7:00pm
Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

* This meeting will NOT be on Zoom or streamed on YouTube as previously posted *

This session, Randy Leonpacher will be tying a Flip Flop Popper.  The diversity of material for this fly allows for an endless variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.  

Bring your vise and tools, materials will be provided.  If you have no tying tools, the club has sets for use during these sessions.  Beginners and guests are welcome!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 14th general meeting

RSFF monthly meeting
Monday, June 14, 2021

7:00pm
Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

* If you've not been vaccinated, please consider wearing a mask as a precaution.

On the agenda: we'll discuss the upcoming Leeville Fly Fishing Weekend, as well as get a recap on the Spring Catch-n-Eat marsh trip. The public is welcome, bring a guest!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Tying the Safety Pin Minnow Lite

At our May 24th virtual fly tying session, Sydney Dobson demonstrated the Safety Pin Minnow Lite, originated by Curtis Kauer.  Sydney demonstrated the fly twice during the one-hour session.

The live video was captured and edited for time allotment to show the 2nd demo (about 32 minutes) and is available on the FFI Gulf Coast Council YouTube Channel.  CLICK HERE to watch.