About Us

Helping to Promote, Encourage & Enjoy Fly Fishing for Freshwater, Inshore & Offshore Saltwater to Blue Water Big Game in the surrouning area.

Fin-Addict Fly Fishers montly meetings will be held on the last Monday of each month at Spahr's Seafood Resturant in Houma inside the Ramada Inn at 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd. @ 6:30 pm. General Membership can be taken at the meeting. You can print out the membership form from the link on the left side of the page or a form can be filled out at the meetings. We will be holding fly tying, fly casting and hope to have some guest speakers. Hope to see you there.

Monday, March 3, 2014

27th Annual Acadiana Fly Rodders Conclave

27th Annual Acadiana Fly Rodders Conclave

Saturday March 15th, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Grace Presbyterian Church
518 Roselawn Blvd.
Lafayette, LA  70503

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Norman Crisp, Ron Begnaud, Mark Pinsel

Guest Fly Tiers:
Fred Hannie of Lake Charles, Mark Pensil of Hammond, Bill Heugel of Hemphill, TX, Glen "Catch" Cormier of Cotile, Beverly Vidrine of Lafayette,

Club Fly Tiers:
Bob Boese
Ray Boudreaux
Barry Dauphin
Pagie Babineaux

Lunch: Chili Dog Special $5.00

Programs, Casting Instruction, Fly Tying Demos, Kayak Demos, Raffle
Check out the lastest in Fly Fishing gear

Information Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8B-JpNCgO62SWNEbTZWTUplZjA/edit?usp=sharing

22nd Annual Red Stick Day

22nd Annual Red Stick Day Conclave
A Celebration of Fly Fishing


Sponsored by:Red Stick Fly Fishers
in conjunction with LA Dept. Wildlife & Fisheries

Saturday March 8th, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: LDWF Waddill Outdoor Center
4142 North Flannery Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA

Guest Speakers:
Tom Jindra, Pete Cooper Jr., Larry Offner, Richard Evans, Roger Del Rio

Guest Fly Tiers:
Fred Hannie of Lake Charles, Bob Boese of Broussard, Stephen Robert of Houma, Kirk Dietrich of Arabi, Mark Pensil of Hammond, Jerome & Dena Hebert of Henderson, Kyle Moppert of Baton Rouge, Mike Jackson of New Orleans

Programs, Casting Instruction, Fly Tying Demos, Kayak Demos, Raffle
Check out the lastest in Fly Fishing gear
Also fishing in the ponds
Lunch will also be provided for $7.00 per person
Jambalaya with salad and a roll.

*Coffee, Donuts and soft drinks no cost and available all day*

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jan. 27th 2014 meeting

We are starting our 5th year. This year we are going to be hosting a club event that should be challenging and fun.  Details will be discussed at meeting to iron out any issues.  Memberships can be taken at the meeting.  Some of you have asked about making leaders.  I will have some meterial on hand to help anyone out that has questions.  Hope to see you there.

Meeting time is at 6:30 and will be held at Sphar's Seafood Resturant on Tunnel Blvd. in Houma, LA.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Starting 2014 off with a Coldwater treat...

Starting off the new year with a cold water treat.  Headed to Baton Rouge with a few fellow members from the club for a little Rainbeaux surprise.  Arrived at our first location around 8 and there were 2 bait chunkers catching a few trout.  Also met up with "ScottyP" who had been there for a while but the action was really, really slow.
Passed some good conversations and after the sun came up we finally started to get a few strikes on buggers (Dark Olive or a Beadhead Pheasent Tail Nymph).  Congrats to Dustin for catching his first Rainbow.
 Shortly after releasing Chad hooked up on one as well using a Beadhead Pheasent Tail Nymph.
I worked my way around the pond and finally figured out a slow pattern and was able to land 2 Rainbows and a beautiful little Bluegill.  Catching these guys on the 2wt is a blast by the way.



We decided to call it quits and grab some lunch and then head on over to Green Trout Fly Shop and pick up a few things and some tasty treats as well.  We then headed to our second location and were greeted with an army of bait chunkers pounding away at the pond Chad landed one Rainbow while Dustin was playing with Bluegills.
I made a few contacts and quickly decided to pack it up and head to a third location.  Met up with Rob and had some good action for the last hour of our day.  Chad landed another Rainbow on a bugger.
 I managed to land 3 more Rainbows all on Buggers.



The trout at the third location seem to be very healthy and had alot better color to them then at the previous locations.  All fish were released to fight again.
All in all it was a great day to get out with great friends and catch some fish to start the year off.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Rainbow Trout Christmas Present

Every year Baton Rouge BREC Parks stock Hatchery Rainbow Trout in a few of the Park ponds.  In addition to this year they have also stocked the Lamar Dixon Pond as well.  Gives everyone a chance to experience a different type of fishing in Southern Louisiana. 

Made the trip up to Baton Rouge yesterday for a little Rainbeaux action.  Was going to start out at Lamar Dixon but opted to keep going to Forest Park after seeing the wind conditions.  Arrived at Forest Park and met up with Glen "Catch" Cormier and Kevin "Musicdoc" Andry.  Us fly guys were putting it to the commie tackle until about 10:30 and it became pretty even catch ratio.  The Trout at Forest seem to be deep and Buggers were the ticket in Black or Olive.

Highlight was meeting a kid who showed up with a spinning rod and a Fly Rod that he got for Christmas.  He chose the fly rod after seeing us catch trout after trout.  After a little help from all 3 of us on his casting he got it together and caught is first rainbow on a fly.  Around noon we called it quits with roughly a dozen trout caught by each of us.  Musicdoc had plans so myself and Catch headed to The Green Trout Fly Shop to visit with Larry Offner.  Green Trout Fly Shop is located at 3753 Perkins Road, Suite #6, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.  Shop hours are Monday - Friday 9-6 & Saturday 10-2, Closed on Sunday.   Great conversations were had and the cupcakes next door at Cupcake Allie are AWESOME!!!!!  2:00 came and the 3 of us decided to head to Perkins.  The trout at Perkins were totally different than Forest Park.  These trout were really active rising and jumping.  Knowing that a few trout were caught on Dry Flies earlier by Joe Kahler, Larry opted to give it a try but just couldn't get away from them darn pesky Bluegill.  Well after figuring out they wanted weightless Prince Nymphs the action picked up


Caught roughly about a dozen more fish.  We assisted another youngster in his fly casting.  Shortly after leaving we learned he also caught his first Rainbow on the Fly.
 
  Action died off around 4:00 and Larry had to leave and I need to get back to Houma.  Overall it was a great trip with lots of fish and great conversations and delicious Pecan Pie Cupcakes (hint hint).  Hope to return soon for some more fun.
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

5th Annual NOFF Rio Rodeo Recap

1st Place Tie:  Stephen Robert  FAFF   9 3/4"
           Peter Hopkins  NOFF
2nd:  Pete Bongiovanni  RSFF   8 1/2"
3rd:   Mike Herbster  CFC   7 1/2"
4th:   Sean Gilthorpe  NOFF  6 3/4"
5th:   Joe Bandera  NOFF  6 1/4"
6th:   Bill De Castro  NOFF  5 3/8"

Special thanks to the New Orleans Fly Fishers for putting on a great event.  Had a blast spotting Rio's, Bluegill & Bass in the City Park Lagoons.  Managed to see a bunch of Rio's, but they are a very tough fish to convince to bite when they are protecting their fry.  I managed to hook a big Rio early, but he managed to escape at the shoreline.  This Rio would have been over 10" easy.  Mad at myself for the way I managed trying to catch that fish, I regrouped and started to target more Rio's that were close by.  After a few hours of chasing Rio's and catching a nice Bluegill and talking to some good friends, I decided to return to the scene for another shot.  I notice that the time was winding down and didn't have time to make the walk, I took a risky move.  I parked in a location that I thought I was going to be told to move and that I couldn't fish.  took a few steps and was able to spot a large Rio.  Quickly changed flies and tossed it out and I watched the Rio take the fly, I quickly set the hook and landed the fish.  I quickly loaded up the gear and headed to meeting place.  I knew I was close to the other Rio that I had seen caught by another angler earlier but wasn't sure if I had him beat.  It was amazing to see 2 fish that were exactly the same length.  After several attemts to determine a winner it was clear that it was a tie.  Truly an exciting moment that no one expected.  Once again it was a great day talking with great friends and making new ones.  Really enjoyed the food and competition.  Once again special thanks to the New Orleans Fly Fishers and Larry Offner and the Green Trout Fly Shop for some really excellent awards.  Can't wait till next year.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

5th annual Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo

Sponsored by: New Orleans Fly Fishers


When:
Saturday, Sep 14, 2013
New Orleans City Park / Bayou St. John

Details:
Fly fishing only for the Rio Grande Cichlid Perch
Participants must be a member of a recognized fly fishing club    
No entry fee
Boundaries for fishing are limited to City Park lagoons and Bayou St John. 

Note:
Fishing on the golf course is prohibited by City Park and also not allowed for this rodeo.
Tent and tables will be located on Harrison next to the 3rd bridge from Marconi or the 1st bridge from Wisner.
Coffee and donuts available at 7:30am
Fishing begins at 8:00am
Weigh-in / measure from 12 noon to 12:30pm
Fishing for the Rio Grande Cichlid in beautiful City Park.
Maps of approved fishing areas will be available
Prizes for the longest Rios