On Monday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. Club members Carton Townsend and Robert Hughes will give a presentation on their excellent adventure out west last year, fishing several blue-ribbon 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 Independence Park Library on 7711 Goodwood Blvd in Baton Rouge. 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 Wednesday, there's a Co-Ed Casting & Community Event hosted by Rip and Hoppers Adventure, Fly Fishers International, and other sponsors, and led by Jen Ripple and Heather Hodson. Location is next to Bayou Paddle Sports, corner of Florida Avenue and Moss Street in New Orleans. Session starts at 3:00pm and ends at 6:00pm. There is no cost. Participants looking to apply for the Bronze Casting Skills Challenge will be guided through the process. Sweetwater Brewing Company will provide adult beverages. For more info, go to www.gulfcoastcouncilffi.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. For more info, go to www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
Friday thru Sunday, it's the 31st annual Toledo Bend Rendezvous at North Toledo Bend State Park. The largest and oldest fly fishing event in Louisiana of the Fall season features fly tiers from several states who gather for a casual weekend of fly tying. General public is invited for the day Saturday or for the weekend (inexpensive lodging available on premises) to watch tiers and learn. $20 per day, $40 per family including lodging. For more details, check out our post from October 16th.
On Saturday, it's the annual "Turkey Trout Throwdown" kayak fishing tournament out of Cypremont Point State Park. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club, this event is open to the public. Entry fee is $25. Target is heaviest stringer of 5 speckled trout. Artificial lures only. For more info, go to www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.