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2014 Red Stick Conclave - Sat, March 8th

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22nd annual Red Stick Conclave
Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:30am to 4:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4142 N. Flannery, Baton Rouge
Cost: FREE

The Red Stick Conclave is a celebration of fly fishing featuring programs, fly tying demos, casting demos, kayak demos, exhibitors, and more. Whether your only brush with fly fishing has been watching the movie 'A River Runs Through It' or you're an accomplished expert, there's something for everyone.

Presenters include:
- Roger del Rio, Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor (FFF-CCI)
- Richard Evans, outdoor writer and photographer
- Tom Jindra, fishing product rep, former president of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, and an FFF Master-certified Casting Instructor
- Pete Cooper, Jr, author, outdoor writer, multiple fly record holder, and member of the Louisiana Outdoors Hall of Fame
- Larry Offner, proprietor of WarmFly.com website and owner of Green Trout Fly Shop

The programs include:
- 9:00am 'Fishing the West' by Richard Evans
- 9:00am 'Wind Casting' by Tom Jindra
- 10:00am 'Warmwater Tactics' by Larry Offner
- 11:00am 'Offshore Fly Fishing' by Pete Cooper, Jr
- 11:00am 'Casting Basics' by Roger del Rio
- 1:00pm 'Latest Advances in Flyfishing' by Tom Jindra
- 2:00pm 'Panfish Strategies' by Larry Offner

Backpacker of Baton Rouge will be onsite for free on-the-water kayak demos from 11am to 1pm. Come try out some of the popular fishing models and get tips on this great and affordable way to fish!

Fly tying begins at 9:00am and continues through the day. Some of the region's top fly tiers will be on hand, including Fred Hannie of Lake Charles, Bob Boese of Broussard, Stephen Robert of Houma, Kirk Dietrich of Arabi, Marc Pinsel of Hammond, Jerome and Dena Hebert of Henderson, Kyle Moppert of Baton Rouge, and Mike Jackson of New Orleans.

There's free refreshments during the day. A jambalaya lunch with salad for $7 will be available. Then there's the big raffle for flies, tackle, equipment, and other items, and a Gamblers Draw at noon. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Boy Scouts, Fly Fishing 101, National Hunting and Fishing Day, and BREC conservation projects.

For more details on this event, go to the Red Stick Fly Fishers website at www.rsff.org or contact the RSFF Events Chair, Emmitt Simmons, at elsimmons(at)cox.net.
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