Friday, September 22, 2023

September 25th fly tying - Flugenzombie

RSFF monthly fly tying
Monday, September 25, 2023

7:00 pm
Orvis Perkins-Rowe
7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

This month, Ken Holmes will lead us in tying the Flugenzombie.  This articulated streamer was developed by Clark “Cheech” Pierce to target large brown trout.  It is the result of combining three flies: the Cheech Leech, the Complex Twist Bugger, and the Lunch Lady.  This fly has incredible action in the water and  has proven to be extremely effective at catching gar.  

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, September 15, 2023

September 20th Flies & Flights

This month's Flies & Flights will be on Wednesday, September 20th. Location is Rally Cap Brewing (11212 Pennywood Ave, Baton Rouge, LA) starting at 7pm.

F&F is an independent collective of tiers just looking to tie and enjoy a social gathering with some fine brews. While not affiliated with Red Stick, it was hatched by a few club members as an alternative to a traditional meeting environment. Everyone is welcome!

This month Ken Holmes shares a few woolly bugger variants that you'll want to add to your fly box.  As always, we'll have materials on hand for the featured pattern, but feel free to bring materials for any patterns you're currently working on as well. 

Bring your vise, tools and some materials if you have those.  If not, we'll have plenty of tools, vises and materials on hand for those looking to learn. Or just come and watch and enjoy some cold drinks and fine discussion!


Saturday, September 9, 2023

September 11 general meeting - destination trips

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, September 11, 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 will give a presentation on his proposal to begin organizing annual or biennial destination and international trips for the club. Ken has a few ideas in the works. One high on the list is a trip to Belize.  

Also, Joe Conachen will go over some new upgrades that the board has discussed doing.  Exciting things are happening in the club, so hope to see everyone there!  As always, general meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

RSFF members invited to fish Rio Rodeo

14th Annual Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, September 30, 2023
7:00am – on-site registration
7:30am – 12:30pm (weigh-in)
Event site: No Wake Outfitters
1926 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA
$15 entry fee includes lunch and refreshments

Hosted by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club, the Rio Rodeo is the longest running freshwater fly fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast. Target species is the wary Rio Grande Cichlid. All entry fish must be caught on flies and fly tackle. Categories are “Longest Rio” and “Most Rios”.

The rodeo is open to all fly anglers. Advanced registration must be received by mail by Saturday, September 23rd. Onsite registration is from 7:00am to 7:30am day of the tournament. Both onsite registration and weigh-in will be at No Wake Outfitters in Metairie. For complete details, and to download registration form, go to the NOFFC website at