Louisiana Fly Fishing


Conclave is a celebration of fly fishing, featuring seminars, tying demos, casting instruction, vendor exhibits, and just about anything related to our sport.  Some conclaves also offer limited-entry hands-on workshops taught by a qualified expert.  All are open to the public, some are free, others charge a nominal fee.  A typical club conclave is an all-day event, while the Federation of Fly Fishers and some of the larger clubs may hold 2 or 3 day events.  Make plans to attend one in your area.

The following are brochures, in PDF format, for club conclaves scheduled for Spring, 2009.

Acadiana Fly Rodders Conclave, February 7, PDF forthcoming

Red Stick Fly Fishers Conclave, March 8, PDF forthcoming

Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Expo, May 15-17, PDF forthcoming  

Club Information

Acadiana Fly Rodders

PO Box 53643
Lafayette, LA 70505-3643
President: Bob Boese
Phone: (337) 988-3517
Website: www.acadianafly.blogspot.com

Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council

General meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm, Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd., Lafayette. Casting practice at 6:00pm.

Fly Tying: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm

Activities: Acadiana Fly Rodders Conclave and Banquet (Feb), Inches Tournament (spring, summer), Crawfish Boil (April), Grand Isle Weekend (July), Clinics at River Ridge (volunteer), various local trips for bass and sunfish, fall trips for specks and reds.

Contraband Fly Casters

Lake Charles, LA 
Ron Begnaud
Phone: (337) 477-7584
Website: www.contrabandflycasters.org
Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council

General meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, Kirkman Hall, McNeese State University
New Orleans Fly Fishers 

President: Joe McMahon
Phone: 504-388-2149
Website: www.noflyfisher.blogspot.com
Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council


General meetings: Last Thursday of each month,  7:00pm, Whitney Bank Branch, 1441 Metairie Road, Metairie.

Fly Tying: fly tying series conducted in spring of each year. Check website for dates and patterns.

Activities: Louisiana Sportsman Show (Mar), New Orleans City Park Fishing Rodeo (volunteers),  NOFF Banquet (Apr), Grand Isle Weekend (July), various trips to local waters for reds, specks, bass, bream, Rio Grande Perch.

North Louisiana Fly Fishers PO Box 5876
Shreveport, LA 71135-5876
President: Rex White
Phone: 318-865-1157
Website: www.northlaflyfishers.org
Affiliations: FFF Southern Council

General meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00pm, YMCA Camp Forbing, Shreveport

Fly Tying: every other Saturday at Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City, noon to 2pm.

Activities: Frozen Chozen trip to the Little Missouri River in Arkansas for trout (Jan), Bass Life (volunteer), various trips to local waters for bass, bream, trout and to the coast for reds and specks, Grand Isle Weekend (July), Toledo Bend Rendezvous (Nov), NLFF Banquet (Nov).

Ouachita River Fly Fishers

PO Box 364
West Monroe, LA 71294
President: Judd Moore
Phone: 318-396-4521
Website: www.squarespace.com
Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council

General meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, Judd Moore's home, Monroe.

Fly Tying meetings: Last Monday of each month, Judd Moore's home, Monroe.

Activities: various trips to saltwater, freshwater, trout fishing trips to the Little Missouri River in Arkansas and Mountain Fork River in Oklahoma. Warmwater Expo and Spring Rendezvous at Lake D'Arbonne State Park (April), Grand Isle Weekend (July)

Pontchartrain Basin Fly Fishers President: Ken Schallenberg
Phone: (985) 624-3708
Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council

General Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm, New Orleans Food & Spirits, 208 Lee Lane in Covington.

Activities: various fishing trips to local waters including Hopedale and Lake Pontchartrain (salt), Boy Scouts Merit Badge (volunteers), Lafitte National Wildlife Refuge Wild Days (volunteers).

Red Stick Fly Fishers

PO Box 3761
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
President: Joe Kahler
Phone: (225) 664-5319
Affiliations: FFF Gulf Coast Council 

General meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00pm, LA Wildlife and Fisheries building, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

Fly Tying: 4th Monday of each month, 7:00pm, odd months Cabelas in Gonzales, even months Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs.

Activities: Little Missouri River for trout (Jan, Mar), Red Stick Day conclave and banquet (Mar), Fly Fishing 101 (Apr-May), Spring Lake Concordia trip (Apr-May), Spring Catch-and-Eat marsh trip (Jun), Grand Isle Weekend (Jul), Fall Lake Concordia trip (Sep), National Hunting and Fishing Day (volunteers), Fall Catch-and-Eat marsh trip (Oct-Nov), Rod building TBA

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