Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers - June 2014

President's Message

I really can't believe that it's already August. The summer events are in full swing! Where did spring go? Regardless, there is some great fishing to be had as we get into the peak of local smallmouth fishing. We're hitting a ton of local waters, so see Meetup or suggest your own and get some fellow club members out there with you to enjoy our sport.

We'll continue to meet this summer at Pioneer park, BUT WE ARE BACK ON OUR NORMAL FIRST THURSDAY of the month. 

Note that we'll be Summer Raffle tickets ("ultimate smallmouth rod"). Mike Arnold is custom building it and we'll give it away at our September meeting.  


Joshua Rust

Our Next Meeting

It's time for Northern Kentucky's LAST outdoor meeting of the summer season. Remember, we will be  meeting at Pioneer park on the FIRST Thursday (August 7th) of the month. This is our annual FISH FRY AND SWAP MEET (so bring your gently used fishing gear to trade or sell).

Dinner will be Craig T's slaw, fried fish (thanks again to Log Cabin Inn and the fish breading crew), fresh tomatoes, grilled corn-on-the-cob and dessert. Soft drinks, water, iced tea, etc will be provided. $12 charge to cover rent of facility and dinner.

BYOB ... and the B has to be in cans and covered up (cozy or in a cup). 

Make reservations now so we can plan the meal.  

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday August 7th, 2014
Where: Shelter #1 at Pioneer Park Off 3rd Traffic Light on Rte 17 in Kenton County.
3951 Madison Pike, Covington, KY 41017
Reservations: RSVP on the Meetup site, email, or call Ramona Ridalls at (859) 466-7710

Red Barrington Scholarship

We are proud to announce the recipients for the 2014 Red Barrington Scholarship. Mitchell Kriege of Thomas More and Andrew Stump from Eastern Kentucky University will each receive $1,000 to support their future studies. 

Congratulations to both! We will have them at an upcoming meeting to discuss their research. Special thanks again to the scholarship committee headed by Tom Bader with help from Pete Marshall and Paul Stegeman.
Our Winners!

Project Healing Waters

Tom Bader has volunteered as liaison to Project Healing Waters. We look forward to working more with their organization. As such, we have included their events in our annual calendar and their meeting information will be put on Meetup. That way we can partner up with them on their trips to fish with some of our veterans and show our thanks to them.

For more on Project Healing Waters that was shared with us, click HERE.
For a great article on PHW, click HERE.

Membership Dues

If you're reading this newsletter, ask yourself if you've paid your 2014 dues yet. If yes, thank you! If not, see Jack Randall and he can get you set up, or email to find out how you can get it in faster.

Treasurer's Report

Year to Date As of April 2014 (whole dollars)
Total Operating Cash: 7,663
Total Other Assets (including RBSF Fund): 24,008
Income: Actual: 9,510 versus Budget: 7,960 for Variance of +1,423
Expense: Actual: 9,840 versus Budget: 9,968 for Variance of +128
Income: Actual: -457 versus Budget: -1,880 for Variance of +1,423