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Red Stick Fly Fishers / 2017 Fall Catch-n-Eat marsh trip - November 10-12
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 12:02:13 PM »
Red Stick Fly Fishers - Fall Catch-n-Eat
November 10-12, 2017
Highway 1 corridor
Free event - open to RSFF members, and members of other recognized clubs, and their guests

Cool weather is almost here, and that means it's time to start planning for our annual Fall Saltwater Catch-n-Eat. Without doubt, this is typically the best RSFF Saltwater event, year-in-and-year out, in terms of number of fish caught and most pleasurable fishing conditions.

For the new folks, this is an informal fishing event.  Fishing takes place along Highway 1 from Galliano south to Grand Isle. Find a partner(s) then group with others who fish by your style - boat, off-road, puddle craft. Everyone handles their own reservations at a favorite place of stay. Popular places are Boudreaux's Condeauxs, Galliano Inn, Catfish Lake Cabins, Days Inn all of which are in Golden Meadow. Also popular is Boudreaux's Motel in Leeville and Blue Dolphin Inn in Grand Isle.

Here is web link providing Lofourche parish accommodations:

Updates will be posted on this forum.

We will check shrimp availability at the Seafood Shed when we get closer to the date and I'll post an updates on that.

On Friday evening, we usually gather at one of the local restaurants in Golden Meadow and get fishing reports from the folks who fished Friday. We also exchange tips, techniques, and locations from those who did well.

On Saturday evening, there's the traditional fish & shrimp fry. The location will most likely be Boudreaux's Condeaux's in Golden Meadow.  We ask everyone with enough fish to make a fresh fish contribution.  The main course will be fresh fried fish fillets, shrimp, and potatoes.  Also, garlic bread and eggplant (if available).

Saltwater Chair Randy Leonpacker will be looking for volunteers to bring their cooking rigs (burner, pot, gas) and cook.  Sometimes folks ask if they can bring something to the fry. This is OPTIONAL. The main course is well covered.  Additional items might be hors d'oeuvres, snacks, salad, cookies, dessert, etc. But again, this is OPTIONAL. You do not need to bring anything (other than your own drinks) for this event.

Make sure you all bring your own soft drinks or alternative beverage. You may also want to bring a couple of folding chairs as seating is likely to be limited.

If interested, contact Randy by email so your name is added to the C&E email list.

Fly Fishing Events / 9th annual Rio Grande Rodeo - Oct. 7th
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 11:36:11 AM »
9th annual Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:00am to 12pm (weigh-in)
Members of NOFF will be at the weigh-in site at 7:30am to answer any questions you may have. We will have coffee and donuts as well.
Location: New Orleans City Park

Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club

Registration and weigh-in site: At the intersection of Henry Thomas Drive and Palm Drive. (Between I-610 and Christian Brothers School, under the oak trees across from the Blue Rose art sculpture) Look for the NOFF sign and tent.

Information and Rules:
• This tournament is open to all fly fishers who wish to participate.
• There is a $10 registration fee.
• Registration deadline is 8:00 AM on Saturday. If you have not registered before this time you will not be eligible to participate.
• All registration fees will be donated to Casting For Recovery.  You are welcome to contribute more if you choose to do so.  Please check out all they do for women with breast cancer by visiting their website.
• Fishing for the Rio Grande Cichlid in beautiful New Orleans City Park.
• Legal entries are limited to fish only caught with artificial flies on fly rods.
• Legal fishing area is bounded on the south by City Park Avenue, the west by Marconi Blvd, the North by Filmore Ave. and the east by Bayou St. John. Fishing is allowed in Bayou St. John between Robert E. Lee Blvd and Lafitte Ave. The bayou that runs along Marconi between Robert E. Lee Blvd. and Harrison Avenue is also legal fishing grounds. Fishing is not allowed in any areas of the City Park golf courses. Any participant fishing this area will be immediately disqualified.
• Longest Rio Grande Cichlid wins top prize and bragging rights for the year!
• Lunch and drinks provided for registered participants
• Maps of approved fishing areas will be available.
• Participants should bring a chair, sunscreen, and a bug repellant of their choice.
• All participants entering fish must be in line by 12:00 noon. Anyone in line after this time will not be allowed to enter their fish.
• First place prize is a TFO NXT 4/5 wt. Fly Rod/Reel combo. Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd through 5th places.
• In the event of a tie, the award will go to the fish checked in at the earliest time. Please remember to check-in your fish when you arrive at weigh-in. Entrants may only enter one fish and win one prize.

To pre-register, get a registration form or for any questions please contact the club at or you can call us at 504-410-7223.
Fly Fishing Events / Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - Sept. 15-16
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 11:33:41 AM »
2017 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
September 15-16, 2017
Ocean Springs Civic Center
3730 Bienville Blvd.,  Ocean Springs, MS
FREE admission!

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council of Fly Fishers International (FFI).  The Gulf Coast Fly Fair features presentations, casting lessons, beginner classes, tying demonstrations, auctions and raffles, and much more! And it's all free!

At the tying tables will be some of the best tiers from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, western Florida and beyond. Casting instructors are Certified and Master Certified. Presentations by guides and experts range from saltwater to warmwater and coldwater fishing.

The Friday night casual buffet and Awards Dinner will be held also at the OSCC. It will feature an auction rich with prizes including art, fly tackle, guided trips, award winning fly plates, and much more. Along with the day raffles, the part of the proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab, Boy Scouts, and conservation projects within the council boundaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama and Florida panhandle.

More details on the expo can be found at  A list of tiers, programs, and other activities will be posted shortly.

Kisatchie Fly Fishers / KFF August general meeting
« Last post by Catch on August 27, 2017, 11:29:54 AM »
Kisatchie Fly Fishers general meeting
Monday, August 28, 2017
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria, LA

Roger Breedlove will be bringing some of his custom rods and fly reels for members to purchase.  All proceeds will go towards the club's fly tying expenses and workshops.  Roger will also talk about another rod building workshop in the coming year.  Guests are welcome.

Fishing Reports / Re: Fishing 8-24-17
« Last post by breamchaser on August 25, 2017, 09:13:50 AM »
Sounds like a good trip, to me. Wife and I will go fishing probably nest week after the weather settles down. We have had several heavy rains in our area in last 10 days. Have you gotten any rain up your way as of now? I'll give you a fishing report on the tiny flies you made when we go. Take care, John :smile:
Fishing Reports / Fishing 8-24-17
« Last post by Rick Z on August 24, 2017, 01:17:21 PM »
Went out to a farm pond this am.   Midge hatch going on in the center of the pond, way beyond where I can cast to.
Found crappie just at the edge of the weeds around the pond.  Caught the ones that I could raise the head up on and slide over the weeds.  The ones that buried their heads in the weeds got off.
Still came home with several.  Dinner on the way and fillets to share.
Dr. Mike and Rubber legged dragon variation did it today.
Fly Tying / Re: Panfish Bugs
« Last post by breamchaser on August 24, 2017, 09:22:30 AM »
"Gills will take one look and figure it's lunch time, works for me. I like the looks and the simplicity of this fly. I'll be tying some of these up for wife and I, she'll be using them behind a casting bubble on an U/L spinning rod, me on my 2 or 3 wt's. Take care, John. :bigsmile:
Fly Tying / Re: Panfish Bugs
« Last post by Mbarker68x on August 24, 2017, 09:09:23 AM »
Lol, funny you should mention blueing the bead chain eyes. I was picking some stuff up at the PX on post yesterday. Working on a single shot .20 gauge. Shortened the barrel from 28" to 23" Anyway, was walking the the sporting goods section and noticed that the had there perma blue on sale for $2.87 from $8.99. So I grabbed a bottle. Have never tried it on eyes before. I normally just go to walmart and pick up the bead chain for fans and what not. Comes in silver, gold, and I guess it bronze.  Going to have to give it a try.
Fishing Reports / Re: North Georgia Reunion.
« Last post by breamchaser on August 21, 2017, 09:09:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing this trip with those of us that did not get to go with you. Nice area and nice fishing to go with it. Thanks again and take care, John. :smile:
Fly Tying / Re: Panfish Bugs
« Last post by StippledPopper on August 20, 2017, 08:55:16 PM »
My what big eyes you have.  That will get them down in a hurry!
In the lighting the eyes almost look Blued.  Ever try that to the
Silver Bead Chain?  It lasts longer than painted Black.
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