Friday, March 17, 2023

March 27th fly tying - Game Changer

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, March 27, 2023

Orvis Perkins-Rowe
7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

*  Please note: This month's tying session will be at the Orvis store on Bluebonnet. Come early and peruse the wide selection of fly fishing tackle, accessories, and fly tying tools and materials.

For February, Matt Brooks - Fishing Manager at Orvis - will lead us in tying the Game Changer.  Developed by Blane Chocklett, this articulated streamer has become a killer fly for a wide variety of species including pike, musky, bass, brown trout, redfish, speckled trout, snook and many more.  

Our fly tying sessions are open to the public, and beginners are welcome. Materials are provided.  Bring your vise and tools, or just watch. For those without tying tools, the club has some for use during these sessions.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

March 13th general meeting - BREC ponds

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, March 13, 2023

7:00 pm
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 

Our new general meeting location is our former location for many years!  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive.  Our fly tying sessions will continue to be held at UMB on Goodwood.

This month, we'll have a representative from BREC. BREC maintains 13 fishing lakes and ponds across East Baton Rouge Parish, such as Zachary Community Park Lake (pictured).  Bring any questions you may have regarding the BREC ponds or how we may partner with BREC for fly fishing activities.

CLUB DUES-Dues are due, pay by check at the meeting or by PayPal.

Casting- We will return to casting 30 minutes before the meeting. We'll do this on the left side of the building.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

March Flies & Flights

The next Flies and Flights is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th, at Rally Cap Brewing beginning at 7:00pm.  Location is 11212 Pennywood Ave in Baton Rouge.  Click on the image on left for a larger view with more detail.

F&F is not affliated with the Red Stick club, but all members are invited.  This is an independent collective of tiers just looking to tie and enjoy a social gathering with some fine brews.  Anyone can come and join in. As always, feel free to bring some materials to tie your favorite pattern.  Or, join in on tying our featured pattern of the month.  While it is still TBD for March, Chris will have all the materials on hand plus tools and a few extra vises for those looking to learn.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Feb. 27th tying - Pat's Hot Tail Mini Craw

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, February 27, 2023

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

For February, David Rogers will lead us in tying the Pat's Hot Tail Mini Craw.  Designed as a tiny crawfish imitation, this fly has caught many species of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, bream, crappie, carp and Rio Grande Cichlid.  

Our meetings are open to the public, and beginners are welcome. Materials are provided.  Bring your vise and tools, or just watch. For those without tying tools, the club has some for use during these sessions

Thursday, February 16, 2023

It's almost time for Red Stick Day!

28th annual Red Stick Day fly fishing festival
Saturday, March 4, 2023

8:30am to 3:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4141 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA

Spring will soon be here, and that means time for our annual Red Stick Day!  RSD is one of the longest-running fly fishing festivals in the South. There's seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting instruction, food, loads of raffle items, and more.  And best of all, admission is free!

The event will again be held at the LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center off North Flannery Road.  The ponds on the premises are full of big bass and bluegill.  In addition, Masseys Outfitters will be on hand with a variety of kayaks from Hobie, Native and other brands for folks to test paddle/pedal.

This year, thanks to the FFI Gulf Coast Council, the headliners will include three of the nation's top casting instructors: Dave Barron of Wisconsin, Jeff Ferguson from Lafayette, and Jonathon Walter of Colorado. All three are also members of the FFI Casting Board of Governors.  If you've ever wanted to learn more about any type of casting, or improve your casting skills, this is a grand opportunity to learn from the best!  Also on the agenda are programs by Brian Roberts and Dave Barron.

Over a dozen of the region's top fly tiers will also be on hand to demonstrate their various flies, along with their favorite legacy patterns. There's also a giant raffle and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, all to benefit the club's educational projects.

Details about the event, including speaker and tier bios, schedule of activities, and more can be found by going to and clicking on "Red Stick Day" in the menu.

Friday, February 10, 2023

February 13th Meeting - Get to Know Your Local Fishes

RSFF monthly general meeting

Monday, February 13, 2023
7:00 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters

2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Please note that Monday's monthly meeting location has been moved to the LDWF Headquarters on Quail Drive, off of Perkins Road, here in Baton Rouge. 

We'll have LDWF Inland Fisheries Technical Advisor Robby Maxwell on hand as our speaker at Monday's meeting.  Come prepared to learn a good bit about the fish you'll come across here in south Louisiana as Robby is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. For those participating in the Jambalaya Challenge, you won't want to miss this meeting as he will cover a myriad of fish related topics, notably, species identification and habitat preference.

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

Fish of the Month - January 2023


For our first installment in our new Fish of the Month series we have a fine speckled trout caught by RSFF member and new fly tying chair David Rogers. The fish was at least 21.5" long and tipped the scales at a hair over 4 lbs! David caught this fish in the Mobile Bay area; it sure would be nice to see more trout like this in Louisiana......

If you'd like to submit a picture for Fish of the Month consideration, email it to us at