Friday, February 25, 2022

February 28th fly tying - flies for RSD

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, February 28, 2022

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

We'll be tying flies for donations for Red Stick Day on March 5th. So bring materials to tie your favorite flies. For beginners, it's a chance to watch several of our club tiers and learn.

As always, our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Make plans now for Red Stick Day on March 5th

Our 27th annual Red Stick Day is coming up Saturday, March 5th.  Red Stick Day is our fly fishing festival - a celebration of our sport featuring great programs, fly tying demonstrations, casting instruction, loads of raffle items, and more.  And best of all, admission is free!

The event will again be held at the LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center off North Flannery Road.  The ponds on the premises are full of big bass and bluegill, so bring your fly tackle.  In addition, our friends at Masseys Outfitters will be on hand with a variety of kayaks from Hobie and Native for folks to test paddle/pedal.  

Once again, we have great programs lined up. Members of Team Massey will start things off with "Kayak Fishing the Marsh" with tips on how to rig for marsh fishing as well as best places for reds and specks.  Chris Williams, winner of last year's Jambalaya Challenge with 43 species caught on fly, will present on a nationwide mixed bag contest.  Successful tournament anglers Kevin "MusicDoc" Andry and Glen "Catch" Cormier will talk about "Bass on the Fly".  And finally, coastal scientist and accomplished fly angler Darin Lee will discuss "Fly Fishing Southwest Louisiana".

Roughly a dozen of the region's top fly tiers will also be on hand to demonstrate their various flies, along with their favorite legacy patterns. Attendees can watch and learn the step-by-step process to making a great fish-catching lure from scratch. Names and bios of tiers will be listed when we have received them.

We'll also have casting instruction from several regional FFI Certified Casting Instructors throughout the day.

Details about the event, including speaker and tier bios, schedule of activities, and more can be found by clicking on the "Red Stick Day" link above.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

2022 Jambalaya Challenge goes live!

Our Jambalaya Challenge is back for a second year.  Jamb-C kicked off February 1st and runs until midnight November 31st.  We've started a month earlier this year so that any rainbeaux trout caught in local ponds can be included.

* Please note that the form currently shows 2021 but can still be used for 2022 entries.

Like it's namesake, Jambalaya Challenge is a mixture of diverse elements... a contest where size doesn't matter, but diversity does. It's a members-only, months-long tournament where the goal is to catch as many different species on fly rod. It's CPRE which means catch-photo-release encouraged. And best of all, there is no entry fee!

Are you ready?  Here's what you need to compete:

  • Be a 2022 member of Red Stick.  If you haven't joined or renewed, you can still post entries but have until March 31st to get your membership paid.
  • Go to the Jambalaya Challenge page and review the rules
  • Have your camera or smartphone available when fishing
  • Take photos of your catch and include either the fly rod or fly, or both
  • Log them in using the links on the Jambalaya Challenge page.
  • While members who log the most different species win prizes, all other participants are eligible for consolation prizes.  Each entry gets you one ticket into the consolation drawing.  

Check out our website and Facebook page during the year for frequent updates.