Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 12th general meeting

General Membership Meeting
Monday, April 12th

7:00pm
Zoom meeting

Join us for an online general membership meeting the 2nd Monday of the month.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The meeting ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe 1-3 days before the meeting. 

On the agenda:
- Spring and Fall Concordia trips
- Spring Catch-n-Eat marsh trip
- Red Stick Day
- GCC Council awards
- Returning to live meetings at Broadmoor UMC
- fishing reports

Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 22nd fly tying - Jiggybee

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, March 22nd
7:00pm
Zoom meeting

Randy Leonpacher will lead us in tying his relatively new fly, the Jiggybee, a "cousin" to his world famous Jitterbee. The new “cousin” is more jig-like and more “frizzy” than the Jitterbee.  According to Randy, jig-like and frizzy have proven to be favorable factors attributing to the success of proven panfish flies such as the
Concordia Special.

A complete writeup on the  Jiggybee can be found on the LAflyfish.com website.  Click here.

For all sessions:

  • Club members and members of other clubs can join via Zoom app on any PC, laptop or smartphone.  If you did not receive the Meeting ID and password, contact Joe Conachen. 
  • Casual observers can watch via live-streaming on YouTube.   Go to the FFI Gulf Coast Council YouTube Channel (link below) and click on "Live" videos to watch.  
  •  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8663e6KM6E-uE9rdnwjA4g

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Jambalaya Challenge goes live!

Our first-ever "Jambalaya Challenge" has kicked off. No, it's not a cooking contest, nor an eating one. Rather, it's a fishing contest where size doesn't matter, but diversity does.  So get your diversity training on!

The concept is simple. Each time you catch a different species of fish on fly tackle, take a photo of the fish with the fly and/or tackle. Then come to this website, click on "Jambalaya Challenge" page, click on the entry form link, and enter the catch details.

At midnight on November 30th, whoever has the most entries wins. However, every member who entered fish will get one "ticket" for each fish they entered. We'll draw from those tickets for various prizes. So everyone has a chance to be a winner...just by entering fish!

Here's what you need to compete:

  •  Be a paid 2021 member of RSFF
  •  Go to the Jambalaya Challenge page and review the rules
  •  Have your camera or smartphone available when fishing
  •  Take photos of your catch and log them in using the links on the JC page.
  •  Bring your enthusiasm!  Remember, while catching the most different species wins, everyone who participates can win prizes.

We encourage members with Facebook profiles to also report their contest catches on our Red Stick Fly Fishers group page. At the end of your post use the tag #jambalayachallenge.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

March 8th general meeting

General Membership Meeting
Monday, March 8th

7:00pm
Zoom meeting

Join us for an online general membership meeting the 2nd Monday of the month.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The meeting ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe 1-3 days before the meeting. 

On the agenda:  results of the club fishing contest at Waddill, the club's first-ever "Jambalaya Challenge" diversity species contest, the upcoming Gulf Coast Council's "Suncatch Challenge", and upcoming events including club trips to Concordia and the marsh.  Also: club dues initiatives, fishing reports.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

March 1st fly tying - Partridge & Orange

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, March 1st  *
7:00pm
Zoom meeting

* This session is a reschedule of our February 22nd session *

Sydney Dobson will be leading us in tying the Partridge & Orange.  Perhaps the most celebrated wet fly pattern of all time, the P&O originated in the early 1700s, but is still effective today for trout. It's also a killer bluegill fly when fishing around docks and trees where spiders are prolific.  

For all sessions:

  • Club members and members of other clubs can join via Zoom app on any PC, laptop or smartphone.  If you did not receive the Meeting ID and password, contact Joe Conachen. 
  • Casual observers can watch via live-streaming on YouTube.   Go to the FFI Gulf Coast Council YouTube Channel (link below) and click on "Live" videos to watch.  
  •  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8663e6KM6E-uE9rdnwjA4g

Monday, February 15, 2021

RSFF mourns loss of longtime member Frank Genusa

Frank Genusa, Jr., a member of Red Stick Fly Fishers for over 25 years and one of our most accomplished and active members, passed away Saturday from congenital heart disease. He was 71.

A resident of Denham Springs, Frank served as president of Red Stick Fly Fishers for five years, from 2002 through 2006. Frank's leadership style was one of "crossing t's and dotting i's" and getting things done.  During his term, the club initiated Fly Fishing 101, and expanded the number of weekend-long club trips. He put a premium on getting new members, and during his tenure, the club experienced unprecented growth, rising to a peak of 158 members!

Frank was also a gunsmith and a rod builder, and donated several of his rods to our club functions. For the last 18 years, Frank has been active with our annual Red Stick Day, in particular, managing our "Gamblers Draw" fundraiser.  Thanks to Frank's guidance and sales drive, this activity has been very successful for the club.


He was also the chief cook for our annual weekend trips to Lake Concordia. Always willing to volunteer for something, that was Frank!

On the water, Frank was an accomplished offshore fly angler. He enjoyed catching cobia, spanish, king mackeral, and many other species. For awhile, he held a Louisiana state fly rod record Top 10 entry for redfish, which he caught at Belle Pass on a Tom Springer's Crystal Shrimp pattern.  He was equally at home on warmwater lakes and bayous. Much of his time was spent fishing with his dad, who passed away in December, 2020.

Frank was a friend to all, and welcomed anyone who wanted to learn our sport. He had many great stories to tell from a lifetime dedicated to hunting and fishing. Our prayers to his wife, Meg, his children and grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are invited to the memorial visitation on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 7738 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA, 70726, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Condolences and other information may be found at www.thompsoncares.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

February 2021 Zoom meetings

General Membership Meeting
Monday, February 8th

7:00pm
Zoom meeting

Join us for an online general membership meeting the 2nd Monday of the month.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The meeting ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe several days before the meeting. 

For all sessions:

  • Club members and members of other clubs can join via Zoom app on any PC, laptop or smartphone.  If you did not receive the Meeting ID and password, contact Joe Conachen. 
  • Casual observers can watch via live-streaming on YouTube.   Go to the FFI Gulf Coast Council YouTube Channel (link below) and click on "Live" videos to watch.  
  •  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8663e6KM6E-uE9rdnwjA4g

Sunday, January 17, 2021

BTNEP calendars now available in BR

Each year, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) produces educational calendars that highlight the estuary's unique ecology and history. The most popular among saltwater anglers is their tidal graph calendar, with daily tidal graphs for Caminada Pass (Grand Isle).

It's been a club tradition to distribute these calendars to members at meetings beginning in January. With the onset of Covid-19 and lack of in-person meetings, we've made arrangements with Orvis Baton Rouge as our distribution point for the new 2021 calendars. Many thanks to Roger del Rio and Mike LaFleur for going down to BTNEP headquarters in Thibodaux and picking them up. And to Dugan Sabins for his past contributions in picking up and distributing them.

To get your calendar, go to the Orvis store on 7601 Bluebonnet in Perkins-Rowe. Exactly 75 were brought to the store, so don't delay as these go pretty fast. While there, check out the new Orvis products for 2021, as well as pick up some flies for the rainbeaux trout now stocked in seven (yep, that's seven!) area ponds.

Monday, January 4, 2021

January 2021 Zoom meetings

General Membership Meeting
Monday, January 11th
7:00pm

Join us for an online general membership meeting the 2nd Monday of the month.  We will be meeting using the Zoom app (laptop, tablet or mobile).  The meeting ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe several days before the meeting. 

Fly Tying Session
Monday, January 25th
7:00pm

Pattern TBA.  Zoom session.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the fly, tools or techniques used.  The session ID and password will be mailed out by Greg or Joe several days prior.

For all sessions:

  • Active participants can join via Zoom (www.zoom.us).  Download the app for use on any PC, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Casual observers can join via live-streaming on YouTube.   No downloads necessary, just click on the link below and click on "Live" videos to watch.   If you have a YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet (almost all do), you can even cast it onto your TV  (if it has an internet connection) and watch on your TV. 
  •  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8663e6KM6E-uE9rdnwjA4g