Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Contraband Fly Fishing Expo this weekend!

11th Contraband Fly Fishing Expo
Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:30am - 4:00pm
PPG - Porter Hall, 2250 Prater Road, Westlake, LA
Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters / Tom Nixon Chapter

Fly Tying, Casting Demos, Lure Exhibits, Auctions / Raffles, Food and Refreshments, Equipment Displays and more! Also, the drawing for their Kayak Raffle.  Tickets will be sold during the event up until the drawing.

For a complete schedule of activities, go to http://www.warmfly.com/smf/index.php?topic=7863.0

Monday, August 17, 2015

NOFF Rio Rodeo - Sept 12

7th Annual Rio Grande Rodeo
Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club

Saturday, September 12, 2015
New Orleans City Park
8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Open to members of all recognized Louisiana fly fishing clubs (If you don’t belong to a club you can join one that morning)
Registration starts at 7:30am at Rodeo Headquarters
Look for the NOFF sign & tent on Diagonal Drive
(Across from the Softball Complex between Harrison Ave and I-610)
Donuts and coffee will be provided in the morning. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.
Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who register early.
Complete rules and fishing boundaries will be provided the day of the rodeo
For any questions or to register please call or e-mail:
A.J. Rosenbohm
NOFF Events Coordinator

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 10th Meeting - Dr. Vic Tedesco

This month we get to hear from Dr. Vic Tedesco. Included below is a short bio: I'm a native of New Orleans and graduated from L.S.U. med school in 1966 and am a board certified General Surgeon. After two years of active duty in the USAF, I practiced in Houma, La from 1973 until retirement in 2010.Coroner of Terrebonne Parrish from 1984 to present. Married to Madelyn and have five children. I am a life long fisherman and developed an interest in saltwater fly fishing in the mid to late 1980's. Have caught many species on the fly including Blue and White Marlin, sailfish, dolphin, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna and tarpon. Have had two past world records (black drum and ladyfish). I have multiple entries in the La. fly fishing state records, including first place dophin. I won fist place in the fly east division of the Louisiana Star tournament three years ago and was second the last two yrs. I was recognized by the La. cooperative fish tagging program for tagging the most speckled trout and total fish tagged last year. I was recently notified the I had over 17,000 tags since I began tagging (I had no idea). My main interest at present is inshore fly fishing for speckled trout and fish most often from my Grand Isle camp. My largest spec on the fly in La. was 6.49#s. Largest overall was 27 inches ( released and not weighed ) was caught in Jensen Beach, FL. -Vic Tedesco Everyone is encouraged to attend. It should be an interesting talk! The meeting will take place at the Wildlife and Fisheries Building, 2000 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, at 7pm. Feel free to come early and practice your casting out back!