Friday, October 27, 2017

New Orleans Fly Fishers Club Annual Banquet - 11/4/17 @ 6:30pm

The New Orleans Fly Fishers Club's Annual Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. All are welcome to attend and celebrate another great year of flyfishing, friendship, and fun!  This year’s banquet will be held at Porter and Luke’s Restaurant on Metairie Road.  Dinner will be served at 7pm, guest are encouraged to arrive at 6:30pm.

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The cost to attend the banquet is $45.00 per person.  See Al Kellogg or Mariana the night of the event, as they will be collecting the money.

There will be a cash bar, and dinner will be 4 courses, which includes the following:

Appetizers:
Fried Eggplant Sticks
Hot Blue Crab Dip
(Set on table family style)

Soup or Salad:
Choice of Gumbo, Turtle, Soup du jour
Or House Salad

Entrée (choose one):
Veal Parmesan
Catch of The Day
Eggplant Vincent

Dessert:
Choice of Bread Pudding or Vanilla Ice Cream

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our guest speaker had to cancel, but we are working on having someone make a presentation.

This is the NOFFC's annual fund-raiser, and we will have prizes for both raffles and a gambler's draw. Here's a listing of prizes available at this year's banquet, so far:

Fly Rods:
TFO Professional 8' 4wt. (4 pcs.)
Custom Built Batson 9' 7wt. (4 pcs.)

Fly Reels:
Cabela's CGR 5/6 Fly Reel
Orvis Hydros - Size 1
TFO HSR II

Fly Line:
Teeny WF3F Fly Line

Clothing/Accessories:
Orvis Sun Protection Package (hat & buff)
TFO hats

Fly Tying:
Custom Fly Tying Station (Made by Joe Illg)

Flies:
There will be various fly boxes and assortments tied by our members

While we have these items available, we appreciate the generosity of the fly fishing community, and we are open to receiving additional donations of unused or gently used fly fishing related items to use as raffle prizes. Please let me know if you have any items you would like to donate. 

We hope you can attend and we look forward to seeing everyone!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 26th meeting - Time to Vote!

New Orleans Fly Fishers monthly meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00pm
Lakeshore Bait and Marina, 7900 Lakeshore Drive (across the parking lot from the The Blue Crab Restaurant)

** NOTE: At this special meeting we'll vote on proposed changes to the NOFFC’s Articles of Incorporation. Also, we'll vote on the 2018 Board of Directors.

Proposed Articles Changes: All club members in good standing as of September 7th, 2017, will be allowed to vote in this important election. All active members were mailed proxy vote forms last week. Please be sure to fill out the PROXY forms and mail them in. As of this e-mail we have only received 20 proxy forms. Please be sure to mail your proxy forms in, even if you plan to be there. 

Even if you plan to attend the meeting you should fill out the form. Sometimes things come up that may interfere with your plans. If you make it to the meeting we will tear up your proxy form and you may vote in person. We need a 2/3 “YES” vote of the entire active membership to pass the proposed changes. If you don’t vote that is the equivalent of a “NO” vote. The Board of Directors is unanimously in favor of passing the proposed changes. Please feel free to call or e-mail A.J. Rosenbahm if you have any questions.

Board of Directors: Following the vote on the AOI, we'll hold an election for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Meeting: After the board vote, we'll follow with the general meeting agenda. Bring your fishing reports! And also a fly or $1 for the Fly Swap Raffle.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

NOFFC Open House November 11

The club will hold an open house on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at City Park from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This will take place in the meadow next to the New Orleans Museum of Art. This will be an opportunity for the club to let the public see what fly fishing and the club is all about. We will have casting contests, casting lessons, fly tying demonstrations and some giveaways. We will need volunteers to help. This has resulted in new members in the past. We will need volunteers to help throughout the day.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NOFFC Banquet - November 4th

The Annual Club Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. This year’s banquet will be held at Porter and Luke’s Restaurant on Metairie Road. Details will be coming regarding the program and menu as we get them nailed down. Mark Pinsel will be this year’s speaker.

This is the club’s annual fund-raiser. We will be looking for prize donations for the auction items. Please let one of the board members know if you have any items you would like to donate. If you have any pictures from your fly fishing adventures, either from this year or past years, please email them to A.J..  He will be putting a slide show together for the banquet.  Thanks!

Club Fall Outing October 21st

For club members, our Fall trip to Clarke’s farm is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, 2017. Clarke has been hard at work cutting the grass around the ponds. The gates of the farm will be opened at 6:00 AM. Fishing will begin shortly thereafter. If you did not receive the email with specifics and directions, please contact A.J.

October 19th fly tying

The second of our twice monthly fly tying classes will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the St. Francis Xavier Church Building at 7:00 PM, located at 444 Metairie Road. Please bring $1 to give to the instructor to cover the cost of materials. See you there!