Monday, May 11, 2015

Monthly Meeting, Monthly Fly Tying, and Grand Isle Trip

Tonight's Meeting:
Richard Evans is a long-time member of the Redstick Flyfishers, a state-record holding fly fisherman, and shares time between his home in Baton Rouge and his summer house in Montana.  Rich will entertain us tonight with a talk on fishing the West.  If any club members wish to make a trip out west for cold water trout fishing, Rich is a great resource to help in planning when and where you can fish for big wild trout.  Mike Lafleur and Joe Kahler have agreed to participate in a question and answer session after Rich’s presentation to help answer any questions the attendees may have about planning a trip out West.

The meeting will take place at the Wildlife and Fisheries Building, 2000 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, at 7pm.  Feel free to come early and practice your casting out back!

Monthly Fly Tying:
The May 25th Fly Tying Meeting at Bass Pro, 175 Bass Pro Blvd, Denham Springs, LA 70726, is NOW May 26th 7PM Due to Memorial Day.  Jeff Denig will be tying Commercially Available Foam Pencil Poppers and EZ Poppers.

Grand Isle Trip:
The Grand Isle Fly Fishing trip is our premier annual event. Members of Louisiana and Mississippi fly fishing clubs (and a few stragglers from other clubs elsewhere) come together down at Grand Isle for a weekend of saltwater fishing, food, and comradery.

This weekend offers lots of fun for all types of fly fishers.  Simply bring your boating, puddle craft or bank/surf fishing equipment and join with others who share your fishing technique. Activities take place at the Blue Dolphin Inn, and include the Friday night shrimp boil and the Saturday evening fish fry.  Rooms and cottages at the Blue Dolphin have been reserved.  A "bed" reservation can be made by contacting Randy Leonpacher.  Cost is $93 and includes Friday and Saturday night.  In addition, the 2 large cottages are $381, and the remaining small cottages are $333.

Full details about the trip can be found at: