Sunday, September 10, 2017

What's happening this week - 9/10

On Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Wildlife and Fisheries building in Baton Rouge. Casting outside beginning at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm.  The meeting is open to the public.

On Tuesday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly general meeting at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge on Sunflower Road in Bossier City.  Time is 7:00pm. Guests are welcome.

On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers hold the first of their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at St Frances Xavier Hall on 444 Metairie Road. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tying tools, if none, the club has a few sets for use during the session. Materials are provided. Beginners are welcome.

Also on Thursday, the Ponchartrain Basin Fly Fishers hold their monthly fly tying session at Olde Towne Fly Shop in Slidell. TIme is 6:30pm. Bring your tools, if none, sets are available for use during session. Materials are provided. Beginners are welcome.

Starting Friday, and continuing thru Saturday, it's the 2017 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair at the Civic Center in Ocean Springs, MS.  The event is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council of Fly Fishers International (FFI), the event will feature dozens of top fly tiers from across the region and beyond.  There are also free casting clinics and workshops.  Also, loads of raffle and auction items that help support GCC Conservation partners including the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab.  The Friday evening dinner and auction will feature one-of-a-kind items and several guided trips.  For complete details, go to  Or check out the Events Forum posting.

On Saturday, the Backpacker in Baton Rouge will hold a free Paddle Demo Day at BREC Wampold Park on Stanford near the LSU campus. Time is 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Models include Hobie, Wilderness, Perception, KC Kayak, Mad River, Yolo and others.