Information on Meetings And Events In 2021
Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 20th, 6:00PM at Glen’s office at 1505 Business Park Drive, Clinton MS. This will be an outdoor/indoor meeting, bring a lawn chair unless you intend to tie a fly in our fly tying session stylized after the Bob Ross party. We will do another silent auction or maybe a door prize or maybe both. The fishing is slow in the office lake. There’s not many fish but there are a few and you are welcome to fly fish for them.
So far, items for silent auction/raffle are:
News below on Gulf Coast Council’s 2021 Sweetwater classic, this information can be found at https://gulfcoastcouncilffi.org/
Gulf Coast Sweetwater Classic
Friday-Saturday, September 17-18, 2021
Percy Quin State Park, McComb, MS
FREE admission to park & festival
Classic tournament entry fee: $30
Big Bream Contest entry fee: $5
- Due to continuing concerns about Covid-19, and possible restrictions limiting events in February, the GCC Board has voted to move the Classic to September. All rooms and cabins booked in the park can be moved to the later date with NO extra fees! Please contact Percy Quin State Park if you have already made reservations.
The FFI Gulf Coast Council will host our 2nd annual Sweetwater Classic fly fishing festival and freshwater tournament once again on lovely Percy Quin State Park in Mississippi. This event will feature two tournaments, fly tying demonstrations, flycasting instruction, a Casting Skills Challenge, an Iron Fly Tying competition, seminars, a large raffle to benefit the GCC’s education and conservation initiatives, and possibly more!
While the Big Bream Contest will again take place on Lake Tangipahoa inside the state park, the GCC Events Committee has agreed to extend the boundaries of Saturday’s Classic to include Lake Okhissa, one of the premier bass fisheries in the South.
PQSP has nearly two dozen cabins and several motel rooms available for daily rental, as well as top-notch RV facilities, and tent campsites. PLEASE book early as weekend rental of cabins are very popular. If you already booked for the February weekend, you can reschedule for the September weekend at NO extra fees. There are also numerous motels and restaurants in nearby McComb, roughly five miles from the park entrance.
More details will be coming in the months ahead on our Classic web page (see top menu). Also, an iAngler registration website will be up in early 2021.
News below on GCC club Red Stick Fly Fisher event, “Red Stick Day”, this information can be found a https://www.rsff.org/p/red-stick-day.html
Red Stick Day
27th annual Red Stick Day
A celebration of fly fishing
Saturday, October 30, 2021
8:30am – 3:00pm
Waddilll Wildlife Refuge
4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge
– Fly Tying Demonstrations
– Casting Demonstrations and lessons
– Kayak fishing presentation
– Free refreshments
– Fishing on premises
– Jambalaya lunch
– Admission is FREE!
Fly tying begins at 8:30am and continues through the day. Some of the region’s top fly tiers will be on hand.
There are free refreshments during the day. A jambalaya lunch will be served with salad and roll for a nominal cost. Then there’s the big raffle for flies, tackle, equipment, and other items that benefit the club’s education and conservation projects.
More information below.
8:30 am Welcome
Fly tying begins
9:00 am – 12 noon – Programs and casting instruction (TBA)
12:00 pm LUNCH *
12:45 pm Gamblers Draw *
1:00 pm More programs
2:30 pm RAFFLE *