Saturday, June 26, 2021

Toledo Bend Rendezvous returns Nov. 5-7

Toledo Bend Rendezvous
Friday-Sunday, November 5-7, 2021
North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA

After cancellation last year due to Covid-19 protocols, Rendezvous is back.  The announcement was made recently by event organizer Walter McLendan.  What  is Rendezvous?  For 32 years 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, food 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!

The FFI Gulf Coast and Texas Councils, along along with several member clubs, are co-sponsors of this event, and make it possible for attendees to enjoy a low lodging rate.

Fees (family or individual are the same):

  • $40 for weekend, includes lodging and meals
  • $20 one night, includes lodging and meals
  • $10 just for the day
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 17th monthly meeting - foam bream bugs

AFR monthly meeting
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette

* Since we are not certain what Covid policies P&P might have in place at the time of meeting, please bring a mask just in case.

We continue our in-person meetings with a demonstration of two simple foam bream bugs.  Anyone interested in learning to tie these patterns is encouraged to bring their vice and tools including 8/0 or 6/0 thread. Materials for tying the patterns will be provided.

Also on the agenda: June 19th Fly Film Tour, fishing reports.  Visitors are welcome, please feel free to come check out our club.  Hope to see you there!