On Monday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. For the program, members of the club's Coldwater Committee will lead a discussion on "Gearing up for coldwater fishing" with emphasis on Arkansas and Oklahoma trout waters. The public is welcome. For details, go to www.kisatchiefly.org.
Also on Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will hold their monthly fly tying session at the Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during the session. Materials are provided. For more, go to www.rsff.org.
On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at Lakeshore Marina and Fuel across from the Blue Crab Restaurant on Lakeshore Drive. Time is 7:00pm. On the agenda: the club's upcoming expo on April 6th, fishing reports, Big Year contest and more. For more info, go to www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
Also on Thursday, Pack and Paddle will host a seminar "Secrets of Successful Kayak Tournament Fishermen" at their store on 601 East Pinhook in Lafayette. Presentors will be Steve Lessard, two-time Hobie World Champion, and Brendan Bayard, IFA Angler of the Year, Hobie AOY, and multiple BCKFC tournament champion. This year's format is different in that the session will be divided into four special topics. Admission is free. For more details, go to www.packpaddle.com.
Saturday is the Red Stick Day fly fishing festival in Baton Rouge. More on that later.
Also on Saturday, Pack and Paddle will hold another "Fly Tying Level 1" clinic at their store on 601 E. Pinhook in Lafayette. Time is 9:30am to 11:30am. Cost is $20. Covered will be fly tying tools and how to use them, followed by hands-on instruction on tying two flies effective for Louisiana. For details, go to www.packpaddle.com.