General Meeting – Sept 8, 2016

Peter Scafaru

Fly Fishing the March

peter-scafaruCaptain Peter Scafaru, C.I. caught his first fish, a bluegill, at 4 years old on a worm with a cane pole in Ohio.  Thanks, Grandpa!  Boy, was he excited about that fish, and his passion continues for all the species he catches to this day.  Growing up spin fishing and baitcasting, he made fun of his older brother who was dabbling with fly fishing, but found it fascinating and started reading everything he could about it and casting in the pool.   As soon as he got a car he began taking trips every weekend to fly fish the wild creeks of northern and eastern Arizona and spent many summers as a trout bum fishing extensively in Arizona, Baja Mexico, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, California, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Monatana, Washington, Florida and Louisiana.  Peter is also an accomplished jazz musician and music instructor and is proud to call New Orleans his home- a place where both the music and fishing is world class.  His knowledge, enthusiasm and patience with all things fishing will make for a great day with any skill level of anglers.  He is excited to get you out on the water and have some fun catching big fish!

Southern Louisiana is home to the richest marshlands in North America and consistently puts up the largest numbers of fish of any state in the Gulf Coast.  Sight fishing fly anglers can target a number of species year round.  Learn the in and outs of tackle, technique, fish species, bait species and flies with a local guide.  Check out Peter’s website at www.marshonthefly.com.