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February 21 09:46 AM

Acadiana Fly Rodders set fly fishing seminar

The members of Acadiana Fly Rodders of Lafayette, La., will host the club’s 27th Annual Fly Fishing Seminar.

The seminar, which is open to members and the public at no charge, will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 518 Roselawn Blvd. in Lafayette, La.

All former members of Acadiana Fly Rodders are invited to the seminar to become reacquainted with the organization and its members and should bring a guest.

This fly fishing program will address tackle needs and fishing techniques and will include flytying demonstrations, fly-casting demonstrations and lectures from experts.

Guest fly-tiers who will demonstrate their skills and techniques include Mark Pinsel of Hammond, La.; Bill Heugel of Hemphill, Texas; Fred Hannie of Lake Charles, La.; Glen “Catch” Cormier of Cotile, La.; and Beverly Vidrine, Bo Bose, Ray Boudreaux, Barry Dauphin and Paige Babineaux, all of Louisiana.

Special seminar guest speakers and their topics are Dr. Norman Crisp, who will present “Fishing for Trout”; Ron Begnaud of Lake Charles, will present a talk on fishing for red fish in Louisiana marsh es; and Mark Pinsel will present a talk on fly lines and fly rods.

The event will conclude with the club’s annual banquet to be held at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heyman Blvd., Lafayette, with a cocktail hour and cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner meal will be buffetstyle at a cost of $25 per person.

Dinner speaker will be Dr. Norman Crisp on “Fly Fishing in Faraway Places.”

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