Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Little About Us

New Orleans Fly Fishers Club Inc., a Louisiana non-profit corporation  (NOFFC) was established in 1984 to serve the recreational fly fishing community of the New Orleans area.The NOFFC is also affiliated with the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) and is in the process of becoming a charter club.
Since our inception, we strive to educate our members and the public in general in all aspects of the sport. We hold classes on fly tying twice per month with instructors that have years of experience. Many members from those who have never tied a fly and would like to learn to those who have experience tying attend the classes. We have something for everyone. From those who would like to learn how to tie flies to those who would like to learn a new technique. We even had a member join just to learn how to tie flies! The best part is just hanging out and socializing with other members.
Our instructors have even worked with the Boy Scouts of America teaching their leaders how to tie flies so they in turn could teach the scouts in order to earn their patches.
One of our founding members is a nationally recognized fly casting instructor and works with our members on  improving their casting ability.
We have been a presence at the New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo for several years. Some of the members tie flies at the event and hand out flies to those interested. Some of our members work with children at the rodeo teaching beginning fly casting techniques. We have also attended other events in the area giving demonstrations and imparting our knowledge to festival attendees.
We have scheduled outings during the year to various locations. Some are strictly fishing excursions while others are family events complete with bar-b-que and all the fixings.
We hold an annual fishing rodeo in City Park targeting the invasive Rio Grande cichlid. The rodeo is open to members of all Louisiana fly fishing clubs. The turn out for this event seems to grow each year. The rodeo was started to bring awareness about the effects of invasive species in an ecosystem and to help eradicate cichlids, or at least lessen the impact they will have on the native species, in City Park and the surrounding area.  
NOFF members come from all occupations and bring the full spectrum of experience, from novice to expert. What they share in common is a love of the outdoors in general, and for fly fishing in particular.
You can contact the club at the following email address:

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