Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 22nd fly tying - Jiggybee

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, March 22nd
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 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.  


Wednesday, March 10, 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

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.