Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 12th meeting

Red Stick Fly Fishers general meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00pm
LA Wildlife and Fisheries building, 2000 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge

Mike LaFleur will be bringing the 2018 BTNEP Tidal Calendars for distribution.  Also, we'll hear updates on our upcoming Red Stick Day Fly Fishing Festival set for March 3rd at Perkins Community Park.  Also, details on the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour at Orvis later this month, recent fishing reports and Tips and Tackle.

The public is welcome! Hope to see everyone there.

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22nd fly tying

Our next monthly fly tying session will be at Cabelas in Gonzales.  Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tying tools if you have some. If not, the club has a few sets for use. Materials are provided.

This month we'll be tying the Fool's Gold Crab Fly.  This fly was created by fly fishing guide Johnny Miller for sightcasting to redfish in shallow water. It has the key ingredients that make for a great redfish fly, including: a long tail, contrasting colors, gold flash, and lead eyes to get down to the bottom quickly. Cast it out, let it sink, then retrieve in short, measured strips along the bottom.


As always, beginners and other visitors are welcome!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 8th meeting

Red Stick Fly Fishers general meeting
Monday, January 8, 2018
7:00pm
LA Wildlife and Fisheries building, 2000 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge

For our first meeting of the new year we'll talk "rainbeaux trout" and share reports and flies that have been working in the five ponds in East Baton Rouge Parish.  Also, upcoming events this Spring including the Orvis Travel Day, Fly Fishing Film Tour, and our own Red Stick Day.

The public is welcome!  Hope to see everyone there.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rainbeaux trout time in Baton Rouge

Burbank Park rainbeaux trout taken by Sydney Dobson
Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) has again stocked four of their ponds with rainbow trout.  This coldwater species gives area anglers an active fishing opportunity when native warmwater species are dormant.  Hook into one of these acrobatic fighters on a lightweight fly rod and it's an addiction for life!

Here are the ponds stocked under BREC jurisdiction.
- Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd., Baton Rouge
- Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19, Baker
- Palomino Drive Park, 14100 Palomino Drive, Central
- Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Hwy., Zachary

In addition, Burbank Road Park has been stocked with rainbeauxs under the LDWF "Get Out and Fish" program. There's also word that Lamar-Dixon pond in Gonzales was stocked.  Whichever pond you fish, the limit is four (4) per day.  But catch-and-release is strongly encouraged.  The trout will survive until early to late March, depending on water temperature.

Expect woolybuggers, wet flies and beadhead nymphs to work best. But on mild afternoons, dry flies and midges will make for some great fun!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

December fly tying session cancelled

The monthly fly tying session scheduled for Monday, December 18th at Orvis has been cancelled.  We'll begin our tying sessions again starting in January.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Party, Dec 11th

This is a reminder that we have a Christmas party tomorrow in lieu of our regular meeting. Bring food from whatever category you brought last year. If you do not remember or are new, just bring a dish to share. We usually have a fairly balanced spread.
We will be meeting at 7 pm at the Wildlife and Fisheries building at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Come a little early and help set up.