Thursday, May 19, 2022
Pack & Paddle Outpost, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette
Weather permitting, the plans are to meet at Moncus Park, the old horse farm on Johnston Street in Lafayette. For those of you who have not been there, there is a very nice fishing pond. Some of our members have been there and caught bass and bream. Bring your fly rod(s) and plan to meet in the parking lot at 6 pm.
I will stay on top of the weather and post a notification if plans change, in which case, we will meet at Pack And Paddle.
As always, guests and newcomers are welcome to our meetings.
F3T is a collection of independent short films highlighting the
adventure and conservation aspects of our sport. Shot across the US,
Canada and around the world, these films celebrate fly fishing in all
it's splendor. F3T is shown at select venues across the country.
The Hangout kicks off at 3pm and will feature fly tying demos, tying games, casting games, snacks and beer, and more. The films will kick off between 5 and 5:30. These collection of short films run the gamut from coldwater steelhead to jungle streams of aggressive fish, to personal stories of inspiration, to conservation issues and victories.
Acadiana Fly Rodders will be on hand to promote the club and gain momentum for our "Fly Fishing 101" later this year.
For tickets, go to www.packpaddle.com or call 337.232.5854.
With Daylight Savings Time, we'll have casting again prior to the meeting starting at 5:30pm. Meet us in the back parking area for Pack & Paddle. Bring your fly rod and improve your casting skills.
As always, guests and newcomers are welcome to our meetings!
Our meeting tonight is cancelled. But we'll be back on March 17th. Take note that the March meeting will take place after Daylight Savings Time so casting prior to the meeting will resume.
Tonight our friends at Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be holding their rescheduled monthly fly tying session. We encourage AFR members and friends to join in watching their session via Zoom or on their YouTube Channel. For details, go to www.kisatchiefly.org.
Here is a list of fly fishing events within four hours drive or less from the Lafayette area, taking place over the next few months. We encourage AFR members and others to attend one or more of these.
Jan. 29 (Sat) – 4th biennial CENLA FLY FISHING & LIGHT TACKLE FESTIVAL, Kees Park Center, Highway 28 East, Pineville, LA. 8:30am – 3:30pm. Free admission. Presentations, fly tying demos, casting clinics, exhibitors and more. $5 lunch available. Benefits Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Hosted by Kisatchie Fly Fishers club. Website: www.kisatchiefly.org.
Feb. 12 (Sat) – 29th annual Dr. ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX. 8:30am – 4:30pm. The largest fly tying event on the Gulf Coast features over 80 tiers as well as seminars and vendors. Featured guest tier: Jerry Coviello. Adults $10, students and seniors $5, children free. Hosted by the Texas Fly Fishers club. Website: texasflyfishers.org.
Mar. 5 (Sat) – 26th Annual RED STICK DAY, Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA. 8:30am – 3:30pm. Free admission. Seminars, tying demos, kayak demos, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Hosted by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Website: www.rsff.org.
Mar. 11-12 (Fri-Sat) – 2nd annual SWEETWATER CLASSIC, Percy Quin State Park, McComb, MS. Free admission, bass tournament entry $30. Fly tying demos, casting clinics, seminars, raffles, Big Bream Contest (free), CPR big bass tournament with categories for boat/kayak and bank fishing, plus Slab Master (largest crappie). Hosted by FFI Gulf Coast Council. Website: www.ffigcc.org.