Everything you always wanted to know about fly fishing can be found at a “conclave”. They offer programs, fly tying demos, casting clinics, manufacturer exhibits, and more.
On Saturday, March 4, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will hold their 15th annual conclave at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Waddill Outdoors Education Center on 4142 North Flannery Road in Baton Rouge. Time is 9am to 4pm. The event is free, and open to the public.
Special guest speakers will be internationally renown anglers Craig and Jackie Mathews of West Yellowstone, Montana. In addition to a program on Yellowstone fishing, Craig will do a world-premiere presentation of their latest video, “Fly Fishing the Madison River”. Other programs include “Terrebonne Reds” by Jerome Zerangue of Houma; “Fly Lips” by Greg Saunders of Pensacola, FL; “Proven Bream Techniques” by Larry Offner of Denham Springs; and “Rigging Canoes and Kayaks for Fishing” by a panel of experts.
There will be continuous fly tying demos, featuring 14 tiers representing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and north and south Louisiana. Casting instruction will be available throughout the day, led by Federation of Fly Fishers certified instructors. Temple Fork Outfitters, a leader in value-priced, high-performance fly rods, will have a display of models to test cast. For those interested in the exciting sport of canoe and kayak fishing, there’ll be an opportunity to test ride different models exhibited by Backpacker of Baton Rouge.
Refreshments and a jambalaya lunch are free. There will also be a raffle featuring many fly fishing items and accessories to raise funds for local conservation and outreach projects.
Leaflets containing program schedule, list of tiers and exhibitors, directions, and more can be found at the RSFF web site at www.rsff.org.
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