Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Make plans for Red Stick Day March 9th

29th annual Red Stick Day
Saturday, March 9, 2024

8:30am to 3:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4141 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA

Red Stick Day is one of the longest-running fly fishing festivals in the South. Hosted by our friends at Red Stick Fly Fishers club, there's seminars, fly tying demos, casting instruction, food, loads of raffle items, and more.  And best of all, admission is free!

The event will again be held at the Waddill Education Center.  The ponds on the premises are full of big bass and bluegill.  In addition, Masseys Outfitters will be on hand with a variety of kayaks from Hobie, Native and other brands for folks to test paddle/pedal.

This year's presenters include Dave Barron, Brian Roberts, and Jim Lanasa. Several FFI Certified Casting Instructors will be on hand including Dave, Jeff Ferguson (both MCIs) and Roger del Rio, Bill Morrison and Glen 'Catch' Cormier (all CIs). If you've ever wanted to learn more about any type of casting, or improve your casting skills, this is a grand opportunity to learn from the best.

Over a dozen of the region's top fly tiers will also be on hand to demonstrate their various flies, along with their favorite legacy patterns. A jambalaya lunch with salad and drink is available for just $10.  There's also a giant raffle and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, all to benefit the club's educational projects.

Details about the event, including speaker and tier bios, schedule of activities, and more can be found by going to www.rsff.org and clicking on "Red Stick Day" in the menu.