May 5 — Second annual Cane Country Fly Fest, Cane Riverbank, Natchitoches. Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. No cost. Seminars, casting instruction, fly tying demos, kayak demos, vendor exhibits and fishing. Sponsored by the Cane Country Fly Casters club. For details, go to or call Burley at (318) 352-3522.

May 5, 12 & 26 — Fly Fishing 101, hosted by Orvis and the Federation of Fly Fishers, 7601 Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge. Time: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. No cost. Each course is a one-day, two-hour clinic covering basics of fly fishing and fly casting. Includes $25 coupon and free membership in FFF. Registration required. Call Alex at (225) 757-7286.

May 26 — CCA STAR Tournament kickoff. Runs through Labor Day. Again this year, there are fly-fishing east and west divisions for heaviest speckled trout. Also, a consolation drawing at the end of the tournament for all trout weighed in the fly division. For details, go to

May 26 — The Camp Fly Fishing School - Advanced Clinic, The Camp Facility, Breaux Bridge. Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Price of $135 includes full-day instruction, lunch, refreshments and handouts. Instructors are FFF master certified. Emphasis on casting and on-water tactics on stocked pond. Seats limited. For details ,go to