Tuesday, March 26, 2024

April 11th meeting - Dave Zielinski

RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, April 11, 2024

7:00 pm
LDWF Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

This month, we have a very special guest that will be joining us remotely. Dave Zielinski is owner of Down Home Boatworks, and is author of "Cicada Madness" subtitled "Timing, Fishing Techniques, and Patterns for Cracking the Code of Epic Cicada Emergences". It's the first book every dedicated to fly fishing using patterns based on this group of insects.

Cicadas are large, loud insects that spend their nymphal stages underground until they crawl out, climb a tree trunk, and emerge as winged insects. The adult insects emerge on a 1-year (annual) and 13- or 17-year (periodical) cadence. Yearly emergences are consistent and plentiful in certain places and are a dependable “hatch.”

But in years - like 2024 - when periodical cicadas emerge in certain places, their numbers can be staggering. Even species that don't normally feed on these insects will do so out of sheer abundance of bugs hitting the water. Dave will give insight on where to find these large hatches, which imitations work best, and what techniques to use.

Members in attendance will be able to ask Dave questions. Come and learn about a very rare opportunity this current year offers for great dry fly fishing on many streams and lakes!

As always, meetings are open to the public.

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