Tuesday, June 20, 2023

June 26th tying - Carp-it Bomb

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, June 26, 2023

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

This month, Brian will lead us in tying the Carp-it Bomb. Created by Matt Bennett, it's a very effective fly for carp and other warmwater species because it represents a variety of small aquatic species. It also rides hook up so it can be fished slowly along the bottom. Materials will be provided, however here's a list of what typically goes into the Carp-it Bomb.

    hook short shank wide gap, ex. Ahrex NS430
    eyes: large black bead chain
    Grizzly Flutter Legs or similiar, barred
    body: Cohen's Carp Dub or similiar
    thread: size 140 denier to match colors

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

Thursday, June 15, 2023

June 21st Flies & Flights

This month's Flies & Flights will be on Wednesday, June 21st. Location is Rally Cap Brewing (11212 Pennywood Ave, Baton Rouge, LA) starting at 7pm.

We haven't settled on a featured pattern as of yet, but will be sure to have something in the works before Wednesday gets here. Of course, you're welcomed to bring your own materials to tie whatever flies you please. But for those looking for a new pattern, we'll have our featured fly.

As always, be sure to bring your vise and some materials if you have a pattern you'd like to share.  And we'll have plenty of tools, vises and materials on hand for those looking to learn.

F&F is not affiliated with the Red Stick club, but was hatched from the minds of RSFF members, and 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! 

Saturday, June 10, 2023

June 12th general meeting - Garfish on the Fly

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, June 12, 2023

7:00 pm - meeting
6:15 pm - casting practice
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

This month Ken Holmes presents all he knows about fly fishing for gar.  He has devoted an absurd amount of time pursuing the long fish and may have a few tips that can help you land one too.  Learn how obtainable it really can be with the right technique, fly patterns, and a lot of persistence, and learn why the great state of Louisiana may be home to the best gar fishing in the World! You may even be motivated to beat him at his goal of being the first person to catch a documented Louisiana Gar Slam on fly: short nose, long nose, spotted, and alligator all in one day!

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