Monday, November 10, 2014

RSFF member Jerome Hebert passes away

The Red Stick Fly Fishers mourn the loss of our longtime fellow member and dear friend, Jerome Hebert, who passed away this Friday unexpectedly.  He was only 43 years old. Our sympathies go to his wife Dena and the rest of the family.

This is not only a great loss for our club, but also one for the fly fishing community in Louisiana. Jerome and his wife were the First Couple of fly tying here in our state. Jerome was an innovative tier, a talented artist, and an avid promoter of warmwater fly fishing. Further, he gave freely of his time to teach others - whether as a demo tier at countless events (including the IFFF National Conclave), or giving a workshop on tying flies, or teaching someone to fly fish.  His passion for our sport was rarely matched.  He also donated his artwork and flies for numerous club events, including Red Stick Day, as well as his personal charities.  He was a very special young man, a devoted Christian. We will miss him greatly.

Funeral will be held at Martin and Castille downtown Lafayette on Thursday, November 13,  at 10am. Visitation will be from 2pm-9pm on Wednesday and again Thursday 8am - 10am.

November 10th meeting

The next meeting of the Red Stick Fly Fishers will be held Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.  Time is 7:00pm.  The public is welcome!

For November, Larry Offner of Green Trout Fly Shop will give a presentation on fly fishing in and around Baton Rouge. There are many ponds, streams, and creeks in the area that offer good fall and winter fishing.  Also fishing reports, and news on upcoming club trips.