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  • 22nd annual Red Stick Day Fly Fest
    Saturday, March 2, 2013
    8:30am to 4:00pm
    LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4142 N. Flannery, Baton Rouge, LA
    Free admission ($6 jambalaya)
    Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers and Friends of RSFF

    For 2013, we are delighted to welcome Tim Borski back to Louisiana. Tim, a resident of the Florida Keys, is a world-renown artist and author and fly fishing junkie who has applied his skills to the 'art of the sport' in creating some of the innovative flies for saltwater and warmwater in the last decade. His 'Borski Ties Flies' are some of the most popular saltwater tying videos of all time.

    Tim will be tying in the morning along with other featured tiers from Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. At 1pm, he'll be doing a tying presentation demonstrating his patterns and sharing tips to fly design.

    Author, outdoors writer and Louisiana saltwater fly fishing pioneer, Pete Cooper, Jr, will start things off with 'Fly Fishing the Chandeleurs'. Other feature presentations include the 'Montajun' Capt. Marty Authement on 'Terrebonne Redfish', and founder Larry Offner on 'Panfish Tactics'.

    Tom Jindra, former Federation of Fly Fishers president, and Chair of the FFF Casting Board of Governors, will be giving a presentation on Saltwater Fly Casting.

    For beginners and novices, state and world fly rod record holder Rich Evans will lead a 'Fly Fishing Basics' session from 9am to 10am. Followed by a 'Casting Basics' session led by FFF-Certified Casting Instructor Roger del Rio, from 10am to 11am.

    For puddlers - those who fish from kayaks or canoes - or would-be puddlers, Backpacker of Baton Rouge will be on hand from 11am to 1pm, with several of their more popular fishing boats for folks to demo.

    At lunch, jambalaya champion J.D. Scioritino will dish out his tasty specialty with salad and roll. Only $6 per plate.

    Soft drinks and water are available all day at no cost. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed at Waddill. If you are seen with one, you will be asked to leave. Just so you know...

    There's great fishing in the ponds, so bring your fly rod. Rules are catch-and-release only.

    For more info, go to or visit our Facebook page.

    February 14, 2013 at 3:44pm

    The Red Stick Fly Fishers will host their 19th annual fly fishing conclave, aka 'Red Stick Day', on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Waddill Education Center, 4141 N. Flannery Rd, in Baton Rouge.

    The seminar is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts. Fly tying and programs begin at 9:00am, and continue until 3:00pm. Programs cover a wide range of topics - something for everyone! They include:
    - Fly Fishing Basics
    - Inshore Sight Casting
    - Fly Fishing Arkansas' Little Red River
    - Casting Basics
    - Fishing Louisiana's Scenic Streams
    - Cooking Today's Catch
    - Secrets of A Successful Kayak Fisherman
    - Googling the Backcountry

    Fly tyers from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida will be demonstrating their patterns. Attendees can test cast rods, or test paddle kayaks. There's even good fishing on premises, so bring your tackle! No better way to learn fly fishing than actually doing it.

    A jambalaya lunch for $5 will be available. There's the big raffle for flies, tackle, equipment, and other items, and a Gamblers Draw at noon. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Boy Scouts, Fly Fishing 101, National Hunting and Fishing Day, and BREC conservation projects.

    For more details on this event, check

    Here's the of-fish-al 2009 Red Stick Day flyer

    February 26, 2010 at 2:26pm
    A comment titled: Think I've seen you before in response to a report titled: Okhissa Lake - Fish and Crowds

    I was fishing last spring near (but not too close) a boat of your description. I was in a Diablo Kayak... doing some standup yak fishing. Not that it helped... could see the bass but they were far too tight-lipped that day.

    Took a lunch break and tried for bream later and caught a nice mess. Nothing like they have at Panther or Walthall, but I think the really big ones were way too deep for my fly tackle.

    February 14, 2013 at 3:52pm
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