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Red Stick Day - Sat, March 7th

The Red Stick Fly Fishers will host their 23rd annual 'Red Stick Day' fly fishing festival or conclave, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4141 N. Flannery Rd, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The seminar is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts. Fly tying and programs begin at 9:00am, and continue until 3:00pm. Programs cover a wide range of topics - something for everyone! They include:
- Casting Basics
- Inshore Sight Casting for Redfish
- Fly Fishing Oklahoma's Lower Mountain Fork River
- Fishing for Rio Grande Perch in Louisiana
- Surf fishing the Gulf Coast waters
- Advanced casting techniques

Fly tyers from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama will be demonstrating their patterns. Learn about the best flies for catching reds, specks, bass, bream, trout and more. There's also good fishing on premises, so bring your tackle.

Backpacker of Baton Rouge will be on hand from 11:00am to 2:00pm with several of their popular fishing kayaks for attendees to demo paddle. Kayak fishing experts will also be on hand to answer questions.

A jambalaya lunch will be available. 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, National Hunting and Fishing Day, and BREC conservation projects.

For more details, go to and click on 'Red Stick Fly Fest'.
...I still have those early 50's bamboo splits...cheers