Sunday, May 21, 2023

May 22nd tying - Slumpbuster

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, May 22, 2023

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

Ken had something come up, so instead of tying his articulated pattern this month we'll have David leading us in tying the Slumpbuster. Created by John Barr, this fly was intended to mimic a baitfish with materials that look alive in the water.


    hook: streamer hook (3x-4x long) size 8
    head: medium gold conehead
    underbody: lead wire .020 gauge
    ribbing: gold brassie size wire
    body: gold sparkle braid
    tail, overbody, collar: crawfish-colored pine squirrel zonker

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.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Fish of the Month - May 2023

We started the year off with a new "Fish of the Month" series, however we have only had a single nomination/submission thus far, so maybe we need to workshop a new name for the program, but our second submission is a dandy! Roger del Rio caught this 7.04lb largemouth bass in a private lake in southern Mississippi with a woolly bugger on a 5wt! Congrats Pops, that is a great fish! 

If you'd like to submit a picture for Fish of the Month consideration, email it to us at

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

May 17th Flies & Flights

Flies & Flights will be back at Rally Cap Brewing (11212 Pennywood Ave, Baton Rouge, LA) this coming Wednesday, May 17th, starting at 7 PM. With the RSFF Saltwater trip just a few weeks off, we've selected the Redfish Ritalin/Redfish Crack as this month's featured fly. We'll have plenty of materials on hand for those looking to learn, and, as an added bonus, we'll have at least one (possibly two) Oasis Dubbing Brush Tables on hand for those who want to attempt to tie up some custom brushes for use on their flies. This is a great opportunity to tie up some highly effective marsh patterns, so be sure to clear your calendar tomorrow.


F&F is not affiliated with the Red Stick club, but was hatched from the minds of RSFF members, as such all 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. As always, feel free to bring some materials to tie whatever pattern you please.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, May 8, 2023

May 8th General Meeting - Chris Williams on the Tamiami Trail

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, May 8, 2023

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

This month, Chris Williams will give us a presentation on fly fishing the Tamiami Trail. This highway extends west-to-east from Marcos Island in southwest Florida to Miami on the southeast coast, and offers not only roadside fishing, but numerous locations just a short drive off the highway where bank or kayak fishing is excellent.  

This system ranges from brackish, tannic water to freshwater, and a countless list of native and exotic species from snook, tarpon and largemouth bass to oscars, Mayan Cichlids and Peacock Bass.

As always, general meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.