Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Make plans for Red Stick Day March 5th

27th annual Red Stick Day fly fishing festival
Saturday, March 5, 2022

8:30am to 2:30pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4141 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA

Hosted by the Red Stick Fly Fishers, Red Stick Day is the longest-running fly fishing festival (aka, club conclave) in our state. There's seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting instruction, loads of raffle items, and more.  And best of all, admission is free!

The event will again be held at the LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center off North Flannery Road.  The ponds on the premises are full of big bass and bluegill.  In addition, Masseys Outfitters will be on hand with a variety of kayaks from Hobie, Native and other brands for folks to test paddle/pedal.

The programs range from kayak fishing the marsh, bass on the fly, fly fishing southwest Louisiana, and details about a nationwide mixed bag fly fishing contest.  Roughly a dozen of the region's top fly tiers will also be on hand to demonstrate their various flies, along with their favorite legacy patterns. There will also be casting instruction from regional FFI Certified Casting Instructors.

There's also a giant raffle and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, all to benefit the club's educational projects.

Details about the event, including speaker and tier bios, schedule of activities, and more can be found by going to www.rsff.org and clicking on "Red Stick Day" in the menu.