Monday, September 28, 2015

Fly tying Monday night at Orvis

Our next fly tying session will be this Monday, September 28, at the Orvis store in Perkins-Rowe in Baton Rouge. Time is 7:00pm.

Fly tying co-chair Jeff Denig is happy to report that we'll be tying the EP Floating Minnow - correctly - this time! This is one of the flies that Dr. Vic Tedesco, our last meeting speaker, said he uses during the Fall/Winter.

Also we will be tying a takeoff on the EP Finger Mullet / Fat Boy Mullet. Jeff will provide a couple of examples of how to "finish" the flies cone shaped flexible head. Due to the drying time, need for ventilation and varied cost of the methods - you'll have to experiment and determine your favorite "finish" at home.

Jeff also recommends Clear Mono Fly Tying Thread if you have any - since it "disappears" when tying sparse EP Fiber type files. Also, - a Comb - is pretty helpful when tying EP Fiber Flies. As always - a quick drying superglue is good for EP as well.

See you Monday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday

2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day Outdoors Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00am to 3:00pm  (Kids fishing rodeo starts at 7:30am)
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center
4141 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge, LA

FREE admission!  Food and refreshments provided, as well as wild game tasting.

Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, NHF Day Festivals provide fun and education for the entire family through hands-on activities, exhibits, and demonstrations. Activities include: archery, canoeing, duck and goose calling, fishing, and sports shooting. Demonstrations will be presented on bowhunting, falconry and more.

 Also fly casting and fly tying demos presented by Red Stick Fly Fishers.

Exhibits will be staffed by members of the Amite River Traditional Archery Club, Ducks Unlimited, Operation Game Thief, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Quality Deer Management Association and many more.

For more info, click on the poster image above.

Monday, September 14, 2015

GCC Fly Fishing Fair this weekend!

2015 IFFF Gulf Coast Council Fly Fair
September 18-19, 2015

Ocean Springs Civic Center, 3720 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS
Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Hosted by the International Federation of Fly Fishers - Gulf Coast Council (IFFF-GCC)

All Fly Fair classes and instruction are FREE!  To help default costs and to raise monies for the Council’s conservation projects, there will be raffles and auctions during the event.

The activities will include a variety of fly fishing instruction, including beginner classes, casting lessons, and various presentations. There will also be silent auctions and raffles for rods, reels, equipment and artwork.  A percentage of those proceeds will go to support conservation programs supported by the GCC.

Friday – Specialty Classes
Friday Evening – Casual Dinner at the Beach, Ocean Springs Yatch Club, award presentations, drinks, and auctions.
Saturday – Breakfast at the Lab (Gulf Coast Research Lab), Programs, Tying, Casting, Auctions and Raffles

For complete details, or to register, go to the GCC website at or the GCC blog site at

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 14 meeting

The next meeting of the Red Stick Fly Fishers will be Monday, September 14, at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.  Casting practice begins at 6:30pm, followed by meeting at 7:00pm.  The public is welcome!

For our September meeting, we are proud to have Chester McDonald who will talk on "Preparation for Fly Fishing in Alaska".  Chester has traveled to a wide variety places and will talk about the details of making the trip of a lifetime!