Friday, September 22, 2017

September 29th meeting - Catching Rios on Fly Rod

New Orleans Fly Fishers monthly meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2017
7:00pm
Lakeshore Bait and Marina, 7900 Lakeshore Drive (across the parking lot from the The Blue Crab Restaurant)

For those interested in fishing the Rio Rodeo on October 7th - or just interested in fly fishing for this unique gamefish - our own Sean Gilthorpe will be doing a presentation on the species. Sean will cover tactics, flies, best habitat, etc.

Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, even if you aren't a club member.

Prior to the meeting, a number of us will meet at the restaurant around 5:30pm - 6:00pm for food and adult beverages. Please feel free to join us!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Make plans for next month's Rio Rodeo!

9th annual Rio Grande Rodeo
Saturday, October 7, 2018
New Orleans City Park
Sponsored by New Orleans Fly Fishers
$10 entry fee
All proceeds go to Casting for Recovery

Mail-in registration deadline - September 30
Onsite registration deadline - October 7, 8:00am

This tournament is fly fishing only for the Rio Grande Cichlid. All entry fish must be caught on artificial flies. Longest rio wins top prize and bragging rights for the year!

Onsite registration and weigh-in at intersection of Henry Thomas Drive and Palm Drive (under the oak trees across from the Blue Rose art sculpture). Look for the NOFF sign and tent.

7:00am to 8:00am - on site registration
8:00am to 12 noon - fishing
12 noon - weigh-in deadline

For complete details, including rules and registration forms, go to our RIO RODEO page.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair - Sept. 15-16

2017 Gulf Coast Fly Fishing Fair
September 15-16, 2017
Ocean Springs Civic Center
3730 Bienville Blvd.,  Ocean Springs, MS
FREE admission!

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council - Fly Fishers International (FFI). The Gulf Coast Fly Fair features free presentations, casting lessons, beginner classes, tying demonstrations, auctions and raffles, and more. And best of all, it's FREE!

For those looking to improve their fly casting skills, the GCC Fair offers the largest contingent of FFI Certified and Master Certified instructors of any event on the Gulf Coast.  Also, Boy and Girl Scouts have the opportunity to work on their Fly Fishing Merit Badge.

The Friday night casual buffet and Awards Dinner will be held also at the OSCC. It will feature an auction rich with prizes including art, fly tackle, guided trips, award winning fly plates, and much more. Along with the day raffles, proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Marine Research Lab, and conservation projects within the council boundaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama and Florida panhandle.

More details - including a schedule of events and programs - can be found at www.gulfcoastfff.org.