2019 Red Stick Day

2019 Red Stick Day
Fly Fishing Festival
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm
Waddilll Wildlife Refuge,
4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge

Free admission!
Free refreshments!

Every first Saturday in March, the Red Stick Fly Fishers host our annual "conclave" - a celebration of fly fishing. Whether beginner or expert, there's something for everyone!

Activities include:
- Programs
- Fly Tying Demonstrations
- Casting Demonstrations and lessons
- Free refreshments

- Fishing on premises
- Admission is FREE!


Fly tying begins at 9:00am and continues through the day. Some of the region's top fly tiers will be on hand.

There are free refreshments during the day. Then there's the big raffle for flies, tackle, equipment, and other items at 2:00 PM.

Schedule of Activities

  8:30 am      Registration
  9:00 am      Fly tying begins
  9:00 am      Ian Huang – Picking the Right Fly Fishing Destination
  10:00 am    Jay Clark - Casting instructions
  11:00 pm    Vic Tedesco - Fishing for Specks along Highway 1.
  12:00          Jambalaya lunch for sale
  1:00pm       Jim Davis - Fishing the Tailwaters of Northeast Tennessee
  2:00pm       Raffle
  3:00pm       See ya’ll next year!

Speakers and Programs

Ian Huang

Ian is the Fishing Manager at Orvis in Baton Rouge. Originally from Texas, his interest in fly fishing blossomed while living in Atlanta and fishing the numerous north Georgia trout waters.  Ian’s expertise is knowing where, when, and how to fish for different species of fish. His talk will include things such as where to go, best time of year to fish for different fish species as well as questions to ask lodges and guides. In addition, what gear you will need and don’t need for different locations. Ian leads fishing trips to places such as Montana, Belize, and Alaska for Orvis.  

Jim Davis

Jim is a former guide and noted trout fishermen on the Holston River in Tennessee and surrounding tailwaters. Jim has hosted such famed fly anglers as Lefty Krey, Joan Wulff, and Bob Clouser at his cabin on the Holston. Jim will share his knowledge on trout fishing and has endless fishing stories to tell.

Vic Tedesco M.D.

When it comes to targeting big speckled trout on the fly, Vic is a living legend!  Most recently, he was highlighted in Louisiana Sportsman magazine where he shared a few of his secrets for fishing the pits between Leesville and Grand Isle. He is listed on 25 fly-fishing state records and has won awards from the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association for "Fish of the Year" as well as recognition from CCA and other groups for most tagged fish. Vic will tell us where to go and how to catch the huge speckled trout that he catches every year.

Jay Clark

Jay is a Fly Fishers International (FFI) Master Casting Instructor and former member of the San Francisco Fishing and Casting Club. He was a member of the U.S. Casting Team and completed in world championships.  Jay will give a demonstration and teach casting outdoors. Casting instructors will be available through the day. 

Featured Tiers 

Mike Jackson - New Orleans, LA

Debra S. Dunn - New Orleans, LA

Kevin Andry - Baton Rouge, LA

Ron Foreman - Lake Charles, LA

Mark Pinsel - Hammond, LA

Peter Allen - Slidell, LA

Lee Robinson - Dequincy, LA

Kyle Moppert - Baton Rouge, LA

Ray Boudreaux - New Iberia, LA