Monday, October 24, 2022

Toledo Bend Rendezvous this weekend

A reminder that this weekend, October 28-30, marks the return of Rendezvous at North Toledo Bend State Park in Zwolle, LA.  For 33 years, one of the longest running casual gatherings of fly tiers in the country. 

Open to everyone, whether you tie flies or just enjoy watching.  The group facilities allow for overnight stays.  With only a minimal fee to cover lodging and activities. The event is open to everyone, and families are encouraged!

It’s never too late to make plans to attend.  You can read more details by going to the Rendezvous website at http://flycasting.bravesites.com/

Friday, October 14, 2022

Oct 20th meeting - Tying the Inch Minnow

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2022

6:00pm meeting
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

Unfortunately with the earlier sunsets, we wouldn't have much time to hold our fishing meeting at Moncus Park as earlier planned.  So in lieu of, we'll be demonstrating the tying of a 3" long version of the "Inch Minnow".  This pattern looks to be a killer in either fresh or saltwater as it can be modified to resemble a variety of forage species.  

Anyone wishing to tie the pattern should bring their vise and tools. Materials will be available. For those without vise/tools, the club will have a few available for use during the session.

As always, the public is welcome. Come early and bring your fly rod and join us for casting on the lawn behind Pack & Paddle. Or just come early and see what the store has to offer. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

September Open Fly Tying Night

Acadiana Open Community Fly Tying Night
Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00pm
Pack & Paddle Outpost
601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette
Hosted by Pack & Paddle

This month, Ron Begnaud will be the featured tier. Ron is a veteran redfish fly angler who brings great expertise to share. He'll demonstrate how to tie the Strong Arm Crab. Bring your materials, vise, and tools and join in the tying.  Afterwards, tiers will hit the vises, tie any flies they want, hang out, etc.

All are welcome!  There will be beer! Feel free to bring your own, or bring some snacks.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sept. 15th meeting - Taking Control of Your Cast

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2022

6:00pm meeting
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

This month, our speaker will be Jeff Ferguson. Jeff recently moved to Lafayette from the Lake Charles area, and brings a wealth of casting expertise to our club. Jeff is an FFI Master Casting Instructor - Level 2 Examiner. He also serves on the Fly Fishers International Casting Board of Governors, and is also a member of the FFI Gulf Coast Council Board and chairs the GCC Casting Committee.

Jeff will be making a presentation called: "Take Control of Your Cast".  If you have a desire to achieve more from your cast knowing more is what you need, says Jeff.  He will discuss the parts of the cast and their contribution to loop shape and line layout.

As always, the public is welcome. Come early and bring your fly rod and join us for casting on the lawn behind Pack & Paddle. Or just come early and see what the store has to offer. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

August Open Fly Tying Night

Acadiana Open Community Fly Tying Night
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

6:00pm
Pack & Paddle Outpost
Hosted by Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

Our friends at Pack & Paddle will be hosting another open fly tying night. All are welcome, beginners also! Flip Siragusa will kick things off by demonstrating his version of the Borski Slider. Afterwards, tiers will hit the vises, tie any flies they want, hang out, etc.

There will be beer! Feel free to bring your own, or bring some snacks. Ron Begnaud will also provide some music. This is a free event, but please sign up so we'll know how many tables (and beer) to have. To sign up, CLICK HERE.
 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

August 18th meeting - proposed river diversion projects

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, August 18, 2022

6:00pm meeting
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

This month, club member Darren Lee will be our speaker. Darren is with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Association (CPRA). He will give a presentation on the proposed Mississippi River diversion projects in Plaquemines Parish. These projects are an effort to stem the tide of coastal erosion and subsidience by building thousands of acres from river sediment.

As always, the public is welcome. Come early and bring your fly rod and join us for casting on the lawn behind Pack & Paddle. Or just come early and see what the store has to offer.