Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers March, 2015

President's Message

THE MARCH MEETING IS BEING POSTPONED ONE WEEK (TO MARCH 12TH) DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST. All reservations will be carried forward. If you CANNOT make the new meeting date, please change your Meetup Reservation to NO or contact Mike Arnold by email.

WOW ... It's March already. 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:
The Beginner Fly Tying classes started February 8th, and Aaron McDaniel has it through week four currently.
On Saturday the 28th, we hosted a Members Only Advanced Flyfishing Clinic that focused on tactics, flies, reading, alternatives to (very boring) high-stick nymphing, streamer fishing, correct gear setup and balance. This was 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

You already know we switched the February 21(Mad River) and March 21(Otter Creek) Trips (and then got frozen/snowed out of the February Otter Creek Trip - That trip was postponed and now will occur as follows:


Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, March 15th - Josh Lillard coordinating. Folks attending this have been removed from March's meeting reservations list.


March 13th (OPTION 2) and / or March 14th (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)

OPTION 2 – FRIDAY (OVERNIGHT TRIP) - ??AM/??PM – 10PM – drive down early, fish daylight, stay in 14 bunk cabin (#2), have dinner in camp with the DCFF guys, sleep, quick breakfast Saturday am, fish till 5:00 pm, return home

Sign up on MEETUP or Contact Mike Arnold ASAP

March 21st: Mad River Winter Trout Trip.

So ... This trip also has a couple of options. You can go up early and fish all day, you can go up early and take in the Madmen TU Fund-raising Auction from 9AM to Noon and fish afterwards, or you can meet us in Urbana for lunch and fish the afternoon.

Sign up and tell us which option you want to take and we'll setup a meeting place for the early-goer-uppers and arrange ride-share, etc from there.

Trip Coordinators: Joshua Rust

Meet: Time & Location To Be Announced soon.


Click HERE to see more info - take a look at the door prize listing - wowser!

Upcoming Events

BEERS & BARBS - Wednesday March 11th - 6:30-8:30PM at BARLEYCORN'S (Lakeside Park)
Mad River flies for upcoming trip (John Finck will show us the Rainbow Warrior and another bug)

Club Business
March 18th: NKFF Board of Directors Meeting at Josh Lillard'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.