Sunday, December 08, 2019

What's happening this week - 12/8

On Monday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be holding their annual Christmas banquet. For more info, go to

Also on Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will hold their annual Christmas party. For more info, go to

On Tuesday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City. Gathering starts at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:45pm, program at 7:00pm. Guest speaker will be Larry Offner. For more info, go to

On Wednesday, Pack & Paddle in Lafayette will hold a seminar "Secrets of Using Marine Electronics Effectively" with emphasis on kayak fishfinders. Time is 6:00pm. It's free and open to the public. Professional guide Shane Johnson will present. For more info, go to

On Saturday, it's the 13th annual Inshore Fly & Light Tackle Expo at Fishing Tackle Unlimited in Houston. Location is at their store on 10303 Katy Freeway. Time is 10:00am to 4:00pm. It's free and open to the public. Special guest is world champion flycaster and Loomis Rods engineering director Steve Rajeff. The format includes seminars by regional saltwater guides, casting demonstration by Rajeff, and fly tying by regional tiers. Plus factory and boat representatives including TFO, Rio, Sage, Nautilus, Scott, Umpqua, Simms, Ross Reels, Costa Del Mar, and many more. For details, go to

Also on Saturday, Pack and Paddle in Lafayette will host a "Fly Tying Level 1" at their store on 601 East Pinhook. Time is 9:00am.  Cost is $20 and seats are limited, so pre-registration is required.  The class will cover the basics of fly tying, with hands-on instruction in tying two flies effective for fishing here in Louisiana. All tools and materials are provided.  To register online, go to and click on "Store Events".