Friday, March 1, 2024

RSFF March Activities

A new month is upon us.  Here’s a look ahead at what RSFF has on the docket for March.

Louisiana Sportsman Show
Friday-Sunday, March 1-3
Where: Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Details: Be sure to stop by Booth 6140 if you visit the Sportsman Show this weekend.  A few of the gang from RSFF will be on hand sharing information about the club, tying flies and educating the public.

29th annual Red Stick Day
Saturday, March 9th; 8:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Waddill Wildlife Refuge (4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge)

Red Stick Day is our annual fly fishing festival.   Whether beginner or expert,  there's something for everyone! Click on "Red Stick Day" in the menu above to get all the details!

General Meeting
Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm - til
Where: LDWF Headquarters (2000 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge, LA)

Topic: The 2024 Gulf Coast Classic/The Dirty Carp Fly Fishing Tournament

Details: This month, two members of the New Orleans Fly Fishing Club will be joining us to present on upcoming events.  First up, A.J. Rosenbohm will be joining us to promote the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Classic Fly Fishing Festival.  Hosted by the Gulf Coast Council of FFI, The Classic is slated to take place May 3-4, 2024 on the Learning Campus of Gulf State Park (Gulf Shores, AL).  The event includes two days of exhibitors, demonstration tyers, and seminars as well as a mixed-bag tournament and showing of the 2024 Fly Fishing Film Tour.

Following that, New Orleans angler, Mac Colvin, will be presenting on the inaugural Dirty Carp Fly Fishing Tournament.  Slated for May 11, 2024, the tournament will put fly anglers skills to the test as the battle to catch the largest carp the city of New Orleans has to offer.

**For those unable to attend in person, be on the lookout for a link to the virtual meeting as the date approaches**

Flies & Flights
Wednesday, March 20th, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Rally Cap Brewing (11212 Pennywood Ave, Baton Rouge, LA)

Featured Pattern: Spring Panfish & Bass; Exact Pattern TBD

Join us at Rally Cap Brewing on Wednesday, March 20th, as we tie up a few smaller patterns in preparation for some springtime panfish & bass.

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!  Keep an eye out for a follow up email with more details.

**Tools, vises and materials available for those looking to learn**

RSFF Fly Tying Meeting
Monday, March 25th, 7PM - Til
Where: Orvis Baton Rouge, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge LA

Featured Patterns: Admiral Akbar & the Hammerhead

Details: Join us Monday, March 25th, as RSFF Fly Tying Chair, David Rogers, leads us through two unique and effective Carp Patterns, the Admiral Akbar & the Hammerhead.  With spring temps on the way and The Dirty Carp tournament only a few months off, this is a great opportunity to begin stocking your boxes for one of the most overlooked and challenging freshwater species our region offers.

**Tools, vises and materials available for those looking to learn**

Bogue Chitto Camping Trip x #SackUpForCleanWater
When: Friday - Sunday, March 22-24, 2024
Where: Bogue Chitto State Park (Franklinton, LA)

Details: Join the RSFF crew for a weekend of fishing, camping and camaraderie as we descend upon Bogue Chitto SP (Franklinton, LA) the weekend of March 22-24, 2024.  Conditions should be ideal for fishing for fishing the ponds, small creeks and Bogue Chitto River, so come prepared for some great mixed-bag opportunities!

Kayaks are recommended for those looking to float the river or fish the larger ponds.  Available campsites are limited, please contact Brian Roberts, if interested.

Conservation Chair, Robinson Almeida, will be hosting this month’s Sack Up For Clean Water event in conjunction with the trip, so come prepared to help leave Bogue Chitto SP cleaner than we found it!

"Our love of fly fishing is not just about uncovering amazing locations; it’s also about taking responsibility for our environment. As our consumption increase so does the litter that finds its way onto our streets, into our infrastructure, ending in our waterways. RSFF is committed to educating and advocating for responsible practices to keep all of our favorite spots pristine.” -Conservation Chair, Robinson Almeida

Volunteer Sign-up form

Reminder: The deadline for monthly submissions will be the final day of the prior month and can be sent directly to myself ( or Brian Roberts (

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