Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rio Rodeo this Saturday

13th annual Rio Grande Rodeo
Saturday, October 1st, 2022

7:00am - on-site registration
7:30am to 12:30pm - fishing time
12:00pm - weigh-in deadline
Event site: No Wake Outfitters
1926 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA
Hosted by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club (NOFFC)

The Rio Rodeo is the longest running freshwater fly fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast.   Target species is the wary Rio Grande Cichlid. All entry fish must be caught on flies and fly tackle. Categories are “Longest Rio” and “Most Rios”. Net proceeds from the tournament go to Casting For Recovery.

At this point, anyone not pre-registered can register onsite at No Wake Outfitters starting at 7:00am. The $15 entry fee includes lunch and refreshments.   

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Sunday, September 04, 2022

Toledo Bend Rendezvous returns Oct. 28-30

Toledo Bend Rendezvous
Friday-Sunday, October 28-30, 2022
North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA

After cancellation the last two years due to Covid-19, Rendezvous is back.  What  began as a camping and fishing event 33 years ago, soon evolved into its current format. Each Fall, fly tiers and other fly fishing enthusiasts from across several states – along with their families – gather for a weekend of fly tying, fly casting, and fishing. With only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals. The event is open to everyone!

The excellent facilities at North Toledo Bend State Park are ideal for a Fall weekend fly tying retreat. Activities take place at the park’s group facility, which features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, and lodging available for up to 150 people in 5 heated log bunkhouses (30 beds each). There’s also a heated central shower and restroom building with nice night lighting on all the sidewalks.

Rendezvous continues to be a gathering for some of the top fly tiers in the country, most of whom have been featured at regional and national expos.  There are no organized activities.  Whether you come to tie, or come to watch and learn, or just partake the great scenery, fishing and on-the-water location, you’ll be glad you came!

Fees (family or individual are the same):

  • $40 for weekend, includes lodging
  • $20 one night, includes lodging
  • $10 just for the day

Again, if you come as a family, the rate for the entire weekend for the whole family is just $40!  Be sure to sign in at our registration table in the dining hall.

If you plan to eat with us, please bring food to share.  We do not need several main dishes but more salads and side dishes to go with our main meat dishes. You do not need to cook for 65 people, that is why we usually have so much.

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