Red Stick Day

27th annual Red Stick Day
A celebration of fly fishing

Saturday, March 5, 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm
Waddilll Wildlife Refuge
4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge

FREE admission!

Red Stick Day is our annual fly fishing festival.   Whether beginner or expert, there's something for everyone!

Activities include:
- Programs
- Fly Tying Demonstrations
- Casting Demonstrations and lessons
- Kayak fishing presentation
- Free refreshments
- Fishing on premises
- Jambalaya lunch
- Raffles
- Admission is FREE!


Fly tying begins at 8:30am and continues through the day. Some of the region's top fly tiers will be on hand.

There are free refreshments during the day.  A lunch will be provided for a nominal cost. Then there's the big raffle for flies, tackle, equipment, and other items that benefit the club's education and conservation projects.


Time Activity Presenters
8:30 am
Doors open, Fly tying begins

9:00 am program: "Kayak Fishing the Marsh" Team Massey
10:00 am Kayak Demos on pond Team Massey
10:15 am program: "The Mayfly Project's 25 on the Fly:
a nationwide Mixed Bag Tournament."
Chris Williams
11:00 am program "Bass on the Fly" Kevin Andry & Catch Cormier
12:15 pm   
Lunch - $6 hamburger, chips, drink
1:00 pm program "Fly Fishing Southwest Louisiana" Darin Lee
1:00 pm program "Fly Casting Basics" FFI CCIs
2:15 pm Raffle, Gamblers Draw, Close


Chris WIlliams
Raised in upstate NY, Chris has been fly fishing & tying since the age of 10.  A smallmouth bass & trout angler in his youth, his attentions turned to other species as he bounced between states before finally settling in Louisiana in 2009.  Since 2020, Chris has hosted The Fat Fingered Fly Tyer blog in an effort to share his passion for the hobby with other anglers.

Kevin Andry

"Doc" is Band Director at St. Micheal High School in Baton Rouge and moderator for the only high school fly fishing club in the Gulf South!  A long time kayak angler, he posts his fly fishing and kayak fishing adventures to his blog "Kayak Fishing with Kevin". While he ties many different flies, he is widely recognized for his deer hair bugs.

Glen ‘Catch’ Cormier
In the mid-80s, Catch became addicted to fly fishing, and in the early-90s to kayak fishing. Since 2014, he has won or placed in 13 kayak bass tournaments. An FFI Certified instructor since 1993, he was fly fishing columnist for Louisiana Sportsman magazine for 20 years, and kayak fishing reporter for Don Dubuc radio show for 5 years.


Darin Lee
Darin is a biologist and south LA native currently living in Acadiana. Darin came to fly fishing 20 years ago sight fishing redfish with a secondhand rod and reel. He quickly began to purse warmwater and even some coldwater opportunities with the fly.  He currently fishes almost exclusively with a fly rod using flies he ties himself.

Massey’s Fishing Team Presenters
    Shawn Bentley
    Tyler Caldwell
    Devon Beltz
    John Ford Harrison

Featured Tiers

Ron Braud –  Prairieville, LA.  Nationally-renown for his “Stippled Poppers” – elaborately detailed poppers that fish as great as they look. Ron has been featured in books and magazines, and was recognized in 2016 with Fly Tying Lifetime Excellence by the FFI Gulf Coast Council.

Ron Foreman –  Lake Charles, LA.  Past president of Contraband Fly Casters, Ron is an annual invited tier to Sowbug Roundup. He enjoys fishing from the Louisiana saltwater marshes to Arkansas Ozark rivers.

Ray Boudreaux – New Iberia, LA.   Ray ties flies for saltwater and freshwater.  His Black Boudreaux is a top bream fly, and his saltwater crab pattern a killer in the Terrebonne marshes.

Kyle Moppert – Baton Rouge, LA.  Kyle is a past president of RSFF and the FFI Gulf Coast Council, and recognized with the FFI Presidents Award in 2014. A tyer of a variety of excellent files, he is well known for his “Rusty Sparrow”.

Marc Pinsel – Hammond, LA.  Creator of the 4M and a master of wool flies, Marc has tied at shows across the US and Europe.  He will gladly swap flies for fine cigars.

Mike Jackson - New Orleans, LA. Mike is president of the Gulf Coast Fly Tyers.  He makes some very effective poppers for bass, bream, and saltwater, as well as beautiful Clouser Minnows.

Kenneth Breaux – Dequincy, LA – President of the Contraband Fly Casters, he loves fishing for bass, bream and crappie using proven patterns.

Steve Oliver – Shreveport, LA – Steve is a very innovative tier, and ties a variety of flies for bass and trout.

Ted Cabali – River Ridge, LA – Recognized by the FFF for his contributions to tying and teaching the sport, Ted has created some exceptional flies, including the famous Cabali Worm, a proven big bass killer!

Casting Instruction

Throughout the day, we’ll have casting instruction on the West Pond.  RSFF has three Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Casting Instructors (CCI).  Each is an expert on the mechanics of fly casting. 

At 1:00 pm, there will be a Casting 101 presentation out on the West Pond.

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