Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 13th general meeting

The next meeting of the Red Stick Fly Fishers will be on Monday, February 13, at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.  Time is 7:00pm.   The public is welcome.

A reminder to club members that our 25th annual Red Stick Day fly fishing festival is coming up soon - Saturday, March 4th.  For details, click on the menu link above.  Members, friends and sponsors are asked to consider donations.  These go into our raffle to offset costs for this event and allow it to be free to the public. Additional revenue is used for club conservation and education projects.  The donations can be flies, old fishing equipment, books, and any other items you think might be of interest.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 23 fly tying

Our first monthly fly tying session of the new year will be on Monday, January 23, at the Cabelas store in Gonzales. Time is 7:00pm.

Sydney Dobson will be demonstrating the Hollow Fleye. Originated by Bob Popovics, this baitfish pattern is effective for both saltwater and freshwater predators.  If time allows, the "Mop Fly" might also be demonstrated.

Bring your tying tools if you have some. If not, the club has a few sets for use. Materials are provided. 

As always, beginners and other visitors are welcome!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 9th general meeting

The next meeting of the Red Stick Fly Fishers will be on Monday, January 9, at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.  Time is 7:00pm.   The public is welcome.

On the agenda: rainbeaux trout fishing in Baton Rouge, upcoming events including Red Stick Day on March 4th, and fishing trips this Spring.  Also, the Orvis store events on January 28th and Fly Film Tour on March 10th.

Monday, December 5, 2016

RSFF Holiday Party - Monday, December 12

Our annual Christmas, Hannukah, New Years potluck dinner will take place Monday, December 12, at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive.  Arrive starting at 6:00pm for setup, we eat at 7:00pm or shortly after.

The club's famous "Bayou Chefs" will be preparing food to make you slap your mama!  But we'll also have salads, desserts, soft drinks, and other goodies.

If you're a member of RSFF and have not received the email for RSVP attendance, or the list for bringing a dish to the party, use the Contacts page and email or phone your request.  We'd love to have you!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bill Brown remembered

This past week we were very saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Brown. Bill was a longtime club member, one of our most active members, and a good friend to all.  Over many years, he served in various positions on the club board, but most memorably as Warmwater Chair and Membership Chair. During his tenure as Membership Chair, he continually recruited new members such that we maintained our status as one of the largest fly clubs in the southern United States! Equally as impressive was his dedication to our annual "Red Stick Day" event. His hard work and attention to details as a member of the event committee was a huge contributor to it's success.

Probably Bill's greatest contribution to our club - and even to the world of fly fishing - was his long-running series of "Eternal Novice" articles he wrote for "The Red Letter" newsletter. These were educational pieces often written in a storytelling format. It reflected his personal philosophy - one that many of us adopted - that in fly fishing, one never stops learning!

Bill was 71. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East at 11000 Florida Boulevard on Monday, October 24th from 10:00am until a Memorial Service at 11:00am. An obituary with more details about Bill's wonderful life can be found here on the The Advocate newspaper online.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 10th general meeting

The next meeting of the Red Stick Fly Fishers will be on Monday, October 10, at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.  Casting practice at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm.   The public is welcome.

This month, Glen 'Catch' Cormier will inform us on new fly fishing and kayak fishing products featured at ICAST and coming out this month and into 2017.

Also, details on the upcoming Fall Catch-and-Eat marsh fishing trip the 2nd weekend of November.