Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Springtime is events time

When it comes to fly fishing, Spring is event season across the deep South.  While Covid forced cancellations of most events the past two years, it's clear that the Omicron variant isn't scaring anyone from getting back to some semblence of normal. 

Here is a list of fly fishing events within four hours drive or less from the Baton Rouge area, taking place over the next few months. We encourage RSFF members and others to attend our own Red Stick Day, and one or more of the others.

Jan. 29 (Sat) – 4th biennial CENLA FLY FISHING & LIGHT TACKLE FESTIVAL, Kees Park Center, Highway 28 East, Pineville, LA. 8:30am – 3:30pm. Free admission. Presentations, fly tying demos, casting clinics, exhibitors and more. $5 lunch available. Benefits Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Hosted by Kisatchie Fly Fishers club. Website: www.kisatchiefly.org.

Feb. 12 (Sat) – 29th annual Dr. ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX. 8:30am – 4:30pm. The largest fly tying event on the Gulf Coast features over 80 tiers as well as seminars and vendors. Featured guest tier: Jerry Coviello. Adults $10, students and seniors $5, children free. Hosted by the Texas Fly Fishers club. Website: texasflyfishers.org.

Mar. 5 (Sat) – 26th Annual RED STICK DAY, Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA. 8:30am – 3:30pm. Free admission. Seminars, tying demos, kayak demos, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Hosted by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Website: www.rsff.org.

Mar. 11-12 (Fri-Sat) – 2nd annual SWEETWATER CLASSIC, Percy Quin State Park, McComb, MS. Free admission, bass tournament entry $30. Fly tying demos, casting clinics, seminars, raffles, Big Bream Contest (free), CPR big bass tournament with categories for boat/kayak and bank fishing, plus Slab Master (largest crappie). Hosted by FFI Gulf Coast Council. Website: www.ffigcc.org.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

January 24th fly tying - CANCELLED

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, January 24, 2022 - CANCELLED

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

* This meeting has been cancelled.  Join us next month for fly tying *

As always, our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome! Materials will be provided for those wanting to tie along. Bring your vise and tools, if none, the club has sets for use during these sessions.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

RSFF annual banquet - January 17th

RSFF annual banquet
Monday, January 17, 2022

6:30pm - setup
7:00pm - dinner
Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Adult Education Building

* Note: this month's meeting moved from the 10th to the 17th due to the BCS National Championship

Our annual banquet & potluck dinner will take place at our usual meeting spot. Bring a dish or dessert to share, and serving utensils needed for your dish (eg, large spoon, fork or knife). The club will furnish plates, napkins, silverware, tablecloths, ice, cups, iced tea and water.

Use the group email to respond with what dish you plan to bring.

We will also do club awards, recognize the winners of the 2021 Jambalaya Challenge and talk about club plans for this Spring.