Tuesday, January 4, 2022

RSFF annual banquet - January 17th

RSFF annual banquet
Monday, January 17, 2022

6:30pm - setup
7:00pm - dinner
Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Adult Education Building

* Note: this month's meeting moved from the 10th to the 17th due to the BCS National Championship

Our annual banquet & potluck dinner will take place at our usual meeting spot. Bring a dish or dessert to share, and serving utensils needed for your dish (eg, large spoon, fork or knife). The club will furnish plates, napkins, silverware, tablecloths, ice, cups, iced tea and water.

Use the group email to respond with what dish you plan to bring.

We will also do club awards, recognize the winners of the 2021 Jambalaya Challenge and talk about club plans for this Spring.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

RSFF holiday gathering postponed to January

With the holidays upon us, we typically have no meetings in December except for our annual Christmas Party.  Due to circumstances, we have had to postpone that event.  So in January, we will instead celebrate a "New Year Kickoff Party" - date to be announced.

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 2022.  With much emphasis on healthy!  Hopefully, this coming year things will be back to normal.

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.  Love and peace to everyone!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Results of the 2021 Jambalaya Challenge

One of our favorite Cajun dishes, Jambalaya is a mixture of different ingredients brought together in one pot. Likewise, our Jambalaya Challenge is a CPRE (Catch/Photo/Release Encouraged) contest where different species are lumped into one - size doesn't matter, but diversity does!

For our first year, we had 115 entries! Over half of these came from two exceptional fly fishermen - Chris Williams and Ben Roussel. However, as stated in the rules, every participant will be eligible for the prizes drawing (1 ticket for each entry made, only one winner per drawing).

2021 Jambalaya Challenge final standings:

1st - Chris Williams - 43 species
2nd - Ben Roussel - 40 species
3rd - Gary Peterson - 12 species
4th (tie) - Glen Cormier, Randy Leonpacher - 6 species
5th - Cole Miller - 4 species
6th - Sydney Dobson - 3 species

The most common species caught were Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Redear Sunfish - each with 6 entries.  

A large number of unusual species taken including the following: Whiting (Gulf Kingfish), Creek Chub, Western Mosquitofish, Weed Shiner, Shoal Bass, Longfin Dace, Lizardfish, Golden Topminnow, Gila Trout, Flier, Bantam Sunfish, Blacktail Shiner, Choctaw Bass and Blackspotted Topminnow.

The fly that caught the most species was the Clouser Minnow, followed by several variations of the Woolybugger. Other flies commonly used were Soft Hackles, Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Baby Leeches, variations of Fluff Butts, Boogle Bugs, and generic beadhead nymphs.

Awards and prizes will be given out at the January meeting. We'll also take suggestions for the 2022 Jambalaya Challenge which will kickoff on February 1st.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

November 22nd fly tying

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, November 22, 2021

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

We'll be tying a surprise fly. Materials will be provided. Bring your vise and tools, if none, the club has sets for use during these sessions.

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

Sunday, November 7, 2021

November 8th general meeting

RSFF monthly meeting
Monday, November 8, 2021
Room 204, Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

* with end of Daylight Savings Time, no casting practice this month *

On the agenda:
- upcoming events
- nominations for club board of directors 2022
- fishing reports

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

Friday, October 22, 2021

Pick-a-fly, Tie-a-fly, Fish-a-fly, Tell-a-Lie

RSFF fly fishing event
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Start time: 8:00am
Location: Waddill Wildlife Refuge
4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA

* We've moved location from Blackwater to Waddill with the re-opening of the refuge last week *

The guidelines are: bring one fly each for a drawing. They will be numbered; we will then draw numbers and get the fly with that number to fish with.

We will then tie a second fly to fish with.  Then the fishing begins. 

Please bring your own lunch and sodas.  We will gather for lunch and exchange stories (or lies).