Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers August 2014


President's Message

I've been overwhelmed by all of the successes NKFF has experienced this year. We have done tremendous work promoting our values on conservation and fly fishing education, growing the club in membership, and reaching out to other organizations to collaborate on new regional opportunities. Beyond all of these successes, NKFF has remained what it's always been: FUN.

I like to think of NKFF as a "social club with a fly fishing problem", and when I attend our meetings, go on a fishing trip, look at all of the pictures of events from Meetup, follow the convesations on our Facebook page, and talk to individual members, I see that coming out. I want to thank everyone for what they do for the club and encourage them to keep it up. And of course, make sure you tell a friend about all we do and bring them to a meeting.

Thanks for reading,

Joshua Rust

September Pike Smallmouth & Steelhead Trip has filled all five GUIDE DAYS. Now if anyone wants to come up and not take a guided trip (just fish with us on our own) get with MJA right away. Click here for trip details. 

OR ... if you want to go out on any of these rivers WITH a guide, Jake (Dustan's friend and part time guide) may still be available on one or more of our trip days (Sunday 9/7 thru Thursday 9/11) -- Contact Mike ASAP. Cost of your trip will be your gas, food and fishing license  [and half ($187.50) the guide fee if you go out with Jake]. Contact Mike ASAP to be included in some great steelhead or pike & smallmouth fishing!

Checkout Mike & Ken (Santo) pictures from their trip yesterday with Dustan ... It's on the Meetup website. 


Our Next Meeting

It's time for NKFF to head back indoors for the fall/winter season. Our next meeting will be back at Briarwood Banquet on the first Thursday (September 4th) of the month. We’ve got a great program planned plus maybe a few interesting mini-seminars before dinner.
 
Dinner will go back to our regular $12 cost for whatever Briarwood decides to serve us. It’s always a surprise and always great.

First Timers (Guests or new members) dinners are on NKFF. Just please make a reservation and give us your name.
 
Make reservations now so we can plan the meal.

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday September 4
Where: BRIARWOOD BANQUETS 2134 Petersburg Rd in Hebron, KY.

Reservations: RSVP on the Meetup site, email , or call Ramona Ridalls at (859) 466-7710

We're having STEVE COOMER speak about the Little Miami River.
Hope to See You at the Meeting.
 
Paddlefest Kayak Fishing Contest

NKFF and Jackson Kayak sponsored the Annual Kayak Fishing Contest held at Paddlefest this past July. Congratulations to all who attended and the winners. It was a great event. Special thanks to Craig Troescher and his coordination of this event, awesome job!





Paddlefest Rod Winner Congratulations to Dennis Kurlas, winner of our special Paddlefest rod raffle. We wish Dennis good luck with his new rod and hope to see him at a club meeting soon.



Paddlefest Kid's Fishing Derby

NKFF was on hand cutting bait, taking off fish from hooks, and helping teach the fun sport of fishing to kids. Many children caught multiple fish, and there were many in attendance who had never fished in their entire life. Thanks to all the volunteers who take their time out to show kids how fun fishing can be.





Nature Academy Kid's Fishing Derby 



Cub Scout Pack and American Heritage Girls Fishing Derby






NKFF Float at Fort Mitchell Parade

A group of NKFFrs walked the Fort Mitchell Parade with a custom float in tow specially designed by our own Mike Arnold. We ended up giving out a couple hundred pounds of Swedish fish and a lot of information. It was a ton of fun and we look forward to being involved again next year.




A First!

Special congratulations to Sheila Meyer on her first fish on a fly caught at Ryland Lakes Country Club during a meeting between NKFF and the Queen City Anglers