Sunday, August 21, 2022

August 22nd tying - Full Motion Craw

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, August 22, 2022

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

This month, we'll be tying the Full Motion Craw. Ontario-based guide Steve May, with the help of fellow guide Ken Collins, developed this fly with trophy smallmouth in mind. Of course,, it works great for largemouth and spotted bass also, as well as carp.

As always, our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome!  Bring your vise and tools, or use one of the clubs, or simply watch and enjoy.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Jambalaya Challenge update - August 18th

Flier caught by Chris Williams

Our annual Jambalaya Challenge isn't a cooking contest, but a fishing contest. But like a good jambalaya which has many diverse ingredients, the goal of the Challenge is to catch as many diverse species as possible on fly rod.

The process for this members-only, months-long CPRO tournament is simple: catch a fish on your fly rod, take a photo with the fish and either the fly or any part of your fly tackle, and submit it online through this website. Each entry you put in gets one ticket into the drawing at the end of the year (see below).

The contest ends November 30th, so there's plenty of time to add entries.

Here are the current standings in the ADULT Division:

Chris Williams - 45
Brian Roberts - 33
Ben Roussel - 25
Murray Neames - 6
Glen Cormier - 6

Also: Kevin Andry - 5, Randy Leonpacher - 4, Pete Sturgis - 3, Joe Conachen - 3, Jack Lithgoe - 3, Laura Hoffman - 2, James Wallbillich - 1, Pat Berrigan - 1, Sydney Dobson - 1

In the YOUTH Division, Marin Roussel leads with 1 species.

While the top place will win a dedicated prize, all other prizes will be drawn from tickets. Each entry gets one ticket in the drawing. So if you catch 4 species, you get 4 tickets. More entries = greater chances to win! So get out there and catch fish!

Monday, August 15, 2022

August 17th Flies & Flights

The next Flies and Flights night is scheduled for this Wednesday, August 17th, at Rally Cap Brewing beginning at 7:00pm.  Location is 11212 Pennywood Ave in Baton Rouge.

F&F is not affliated with the Red Stick club, but all members are invited.  This is an independent collective of tiers just looking to tie and enjoy a social gathering with some fine brews.  Anyone can come and join in.  Bring your vise and materials to tie your favorite patterns if you'd like.  Or just come join in for some great company and a cold beer.  

For those looking to learn, there will be some spare vises and materials on hand.  This month, we'll have some materials to tie a pheasant tail nymph, a popular trout fly also effective for sunfish.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

August 8th general meeting

RSFF monthly meeting
Monday, August 8, 2022

6:30 pm - casting
7:00 pm - meeting starts
Room 204, Adult Education Building
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

For our August meeting, fellow member Ben Roussel will speak on native Black Bass species in Louisiana and across the Southeast USA. He will also share new research on this topic. We are excited to have Ben share his expertise about fishing. You can also follow Ben on his "Mountains to Marsh" website.  Click here.

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