Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers January, 2015

President's Message

January is over and February is now at our door. I enjoy the quiet winter evenings tying flies, watching fly fishing videos on You-Tube and repairing gear from the previous year. Of course, we at NKFF typically fish year round, but we also use the winter months to hone our skills. As such, we have two of our popular education events coming up:
Starting February 8th, Aaron McDaniel will again be leading his ever
popular series of fly tying classes.

On Saturday the 28th, we will host a Members Only Advanced
Flyfishing Clinic that focuses on tactics, flies, and reading
water. This will be held at the Boone County MAIN Library
on KY-18 (big copper dome) - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

If you have the time, signup for one of these events (on Meetup)
or, if you don't do Meetup, or click HERE and saying you want
to be included in "such and such" event. You won’t regret it.


Joshua Rust

Upcoming Trips

February 21st: Mad River Winter Trout Trip.
Trip Coordinators: Joshua Rust
Meet: Time & Location To Be Announced soon.
We have switched the February and March Trips for various reasons.

Feb 20th (OPTION 2) and / or Feb 21st (OPTION 1) -
Otter Creek Winter Trout Trip  (M ARNOLD / M NORRIS)
OPTION 1 – SATURDAY (DAY TRIP) – 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Meet in Florence, drive down, fish all day, return (Makes for a very Long Day)

– 10PM – drive down early, fish daylight, stay in 14 bunk cabin, Have dinner in
Brandenburg, sleep, quick breakfast Saturday am, fish till 5:00 pm, return home

Contact Mike Arnold ASAP

Upcoming Events

Mad River flies for upcoming trip (Blue Winged Olive dries and emergers #18 or #20)

WKU Fly Fishing Film Fest Showing - Saturday, Feb 21st at WKU

Club Business

February 18th: NKFF Board of Directors Meeting at Jack Randall's (see Meetup site for directions)

1677 PETERSBURG RD (the old Mr. Herb's Restaurant)

Come see what the new place is like and enjoy the dinner, drinks
and program. For our MARCH MEETING, we're having Patrick
Skeen from Elk Springs Resort speak about fishing the ELK RIVER
in West Virginia. Several club members have fished the Elk River
but we have never planned a club trip there.

Project Healing Waters - Cincinnati gets a new leader

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc., Cincinnati, will have a new leader effective January 1, 2015. D. Brent Miller will assume the role and responsibilities replacing the successful five-year term of R. Thomas Scheer, DDS. Miller has been involved in PHWFF for the past three years, and been a part of recruiting and increasing fly fishing opportunities for the wounded warriors and Veterans in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. “Tom Scheer has been a great mentor, and I hope to rely on his insight and fly fishing experience to further the PHW cause,” Miller said. “After a few years of foundation building, we are on the verge of growth, and I look forward to it. Tom has brought us to this point. I hope I can successfully fill his shoes and take us forward.”

The Cincinnati Project Healing Waters Veterans and Volunteers tie flies through the winter, and fish approximately twice a month through the rest of the year. For more information about PHW-Cincinnati, contact Miller at 513-535-8735.

Fly Of The Month - The Top Secret Nymph

For in depth tying instructions, click HERE.

From The Web...

The state of Tennessee has released their winter trout stocking schedule, click HERE.

KDFWR put together a video on their work on Hatchery Creek, click HERE.

Great video on fly fishing in Elk Valley (Southeastern British Columbia), click HERE.

Michigan senators launch anti-Asian carp bill, click HERE.

Orvis debuts popular redesign of Orvis Guide Sling, click HERE.

How To Catch More Fish - The Company You Keep, click HERE.

Develop more power in your cast, click HERE.