Thursday, December 12, 2019

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Here's wishing our members and friends, and all of their families, a most blessed holiday season and a prosperous and healthy 2020.  Hope everyone finds something under the Christmas tree that they can put to good use, especially in pursuit of our favorite pasttime. And let's not forget that at this time of year, to remember those in need.  Please be generous, and pray for those who are less fortunate, for those in suffering, and for our service men and women away from their homes and families.

The club has lots of fun things in store for the coming year. In addition, there are many activities planned by our neighboring friends across the state, and in Arkansas and east Texas.  Check our Calendar page for dates and details.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

November 21st monthly meeting

Acadiana Fly Rodders monthly meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

Come join us for our November meeting.  Guests are welcome!  On the agenda:  construction of a competitive casting tapered leader,  fishing reports, Christmas Party and more.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Make plans for Toledo Bend Rendezvous

Toledo Bend Rendezvous
November 1-3, 2019
North Toledo Bend State Park
Zwolle, LA

What is Rendezvous?  Thirty years ago, members of the Pineywoods Fly Fishers (TX) and North Louisiana Fly Fishers gathered for a weekend of camping, fly tying and fishing. The following year, the clubs rented the group facility at North Toledo Bend State Park.  Since then, Rendezvous has expanded to include fly tiers and fly anglers from several states. 

There's no planned activities, but plenty of fly tying, food, fly casting and fishing, with only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals. The 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 and a large main log building with A/C, picnic tables and a large barbeque trailer.

Attendees can come for a weekend (lodging and meals included) or just for the day (Saturday). The event is open to the public.  For complete details, go to the Toledo Bend Rendezvous home page.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 17th monthly meeting

Acadiana Fly Rodders monthly meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

Come join us for our October meeting.  Guests are welcome!  On the agenda:  FFI Casting Skills Challenge, fishing reports, and more.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 19 meeting - Conservation in the FFI GCC

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

For the September meeting, we have a guest speaker.  Glen 'Catch' Cormier is well known to many for his articles on fly fishing and kayak fishing, but he's also Conservation Director for the FFI Gulf Coast Council.  Catch will give a presentation on the FFI's new conservation goals, and the GCC conservation program.  He will also present on the latest spotted seatrout assessment by Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and GCC involvement in proposed regulation changes.

Also on the agenda: fishing reports and discussion on club activities this fall. 

As always, guests are welcome!

Monday, May 13, 2019

May 16th meeting - roll casting

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

For our May meeting, we'll be doing an outside clinic on roll casting.  Done properly, this is one of the most versatile casting methods there is. It's often used when backcasts are impeded, but is also used to prepare for overhand casting by extending out the line. It also comes in handy on windy days when overhand casting can be difficult.  We'll go behind the mechanics of the roll cast, and what pitfalls to avoid.

BRING YOUR FAVORITE ROD. After going through the basics, we'll do some actual casting with our club experts helping out those who need help.