Friday, April 21, 2023

April 24th tying - Merkin Crab

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, April 24, 2023

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

This month, David Rogers will lead us in tying the Merkin Crab. Developed by Del Brown for permit, this crustacean imitation is a great pattern for redfish, drum, and many other species that feed on fiddler crabs. Originally designed using acrylic yarn, feathers and rubber bands, there are several material substitutions that can be used, including EP fiber for the body and silicon skirts for the legs.

Our fly tying sessions are open to the public, and beginners are welcome. Materials are provided.  Bring your vise and tools, or just watch. For those without tying tools, the club has some for use during these sessions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour and Hangout

This Saturday, April 15th, Pack & Paddle will be hosting a showing of the 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour and having a Fly Fishing Hangout at the store. Be sure to check it out!

Event Basics

Fly Fishing Hangout starts at 3. Films start around 5:30pm. Event location: Pack & Paddle. Tickets are limited to 40 seats to ensure the best possible showing!

Film Festival

We'll be starting the films between 5 and 5:30pm. - Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door (if we are not sold out already). Tickets are available locally in advance at Pack & Paddle or simply purchase on this web page and we will hold your tickets at the door for you.

About the Fly Fishing Film Tour
The 17th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is hitting the road and headed to Lafayette, LA - with a fresh batch of new films. While the F3T travels all across the nation, anglers young and old alike will get taken on an adventure featuring cartwheeling steelhead, pristine coastlines, fish brought back from the brink of ruin to jungle streams laden with aggressive fish, and so much more! From freshwater to salt, inspiration to conservation, this year's film lineup will undoubtedly get you excited to grab a rod and hit the water this upcoming season.

Fly Fishing Hangout

We've got a great event planned including a fun hangout / skills comp / happy hour starting at 3:00pm with the films starting around 5:30. We'll have beer and snacks on hand during the hangout and look forward to seeing you!

During our hangout, should you choose to compete, we've got an interesting contest you can take part in. If competing isn't your thing, enjoy a beer and you can observe or be a part of our fly tying demo.

Marshman Sharpshooter
Bill Prejean, Ron Ratliff, Jeff Ferguson. Legends (past winners) that you can compete to have your name on the "MarshMan Sharpshooter" Trophy with. We'll have targets ready for those that wish to compete at 3pm. Competition is included in your ticket price. The top sharpshooter will get your name on a unique hand made trophy along with bragging rights for the year.

Event Location: Pack & Paddle, 601 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

April 10th general meeting - A.J. Rosenbohm

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, April 10, 2023

7:00 pm
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

Our new general meeting location is the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive.  Our fly tying sessions will continue to be held at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Mollylea.

This month, our special guest is A.J. Rosenbohm, president of the Fly Fishers International (FFI) Gulf Coast Council (GCC).  A native of New Orleans, A.J. is also president of the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club. In 2021, he was awarded the FFI Award of Distinction for Council Leadership, and under his guidance, the GCC has been recognized as one of the top councils over the past few years. A.J. is also an excellent fly tier who has tied at numerous events including our Red Stick Day. He enjoys fishing for bass, redfish and juvenile tarpon.

A.J. will talk about the GCC's upcoming "Gulf Coast Classic" the first weekend in May.  He'll also give an update on happenings in the FFI and GCC.

Also on the agenda: details on upcoming club trips to Lake Concordia and Little Missouri, fishing reports.

Casting - We will have casting 30 minutes before the meeting. We'll do this on the left side of the building.