Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers April, 2015



President's Message

WOW ... It's mid-March and the Madness has begun already. Go UK!! (mja)

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 are over and it was a very good group of students this year. We're looking into doing a Sunday afternoon in a month or so to do several more flies for a single afternoon ... maybe every two or three months.
 
On Saturday, Feb. 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) and, by all accounts from the ten students, it was a great class.
 
Thanks.

Joshua Rust


Upcoming Events

March 21st: Mike Arnold had his inaugural kayak trip at CAMP ERNST LAKE Saturday morning - caught one trout on a brown wooly bugger, got one bass to the boat but couldn't land it (on an ultra-light spinning outfit no less), tested the anchor system and new seat ... and didn't swear once (or any other number). Guys walking the shoreline did a little better than Mike's numbers. It was just good to get out (although a little windy and still pretty cool).
 
March 29th: HELP NKFF WIN $500 FOR THE RBSF FUND!! -
NKFF PROMOTION AT FIELD & STREAM – 8AM – 6PM -

WE’LL BE HAWKING THE CLUB WITH FLY-TYING, ROD-BUILD-ING, FLY-CASTING &  CONSERVATION / EDUCATION DEMONSTRA-TIONS AND INSTRUCTION (TYING AND CASTING) – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR SEVERAL SHIFTS. NKFF will get a $100 gift card for participating and will be judged by the public against three other organizations. If we win, we get a $500 check (which would help greatly in the RBSF Fund).

April 3rd & 4th: NKFF MUSKIE TRIP (HARD-WARE OR FLY) TO CAVE RUN LAKE – (M ARNOLD) NEED MEMBERS WITH BOATS TO SHARE WITH THOSE WITHOUT … OR … GET A GUIDE FROM CRASH’S LANDING ($300 FOR 2 ANGLERS for a day). STAY AT COMFORT INN & SUITES ($78 +TAX / NIGHT). COME FOR BOTH DAYS OR JUST ONE – BUT WE NEED TO KNOW RIGHT AWAY.
We cut out Sunday because that's Easter.
 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd WILL BE OUR SECOND MEETING AT THE
NEW LOCATION - LOTHER'S CATERING AT
1677 PETERSBURG RD (the old Mr. Herb's Restaurant)

Come for the great food & drink, and program. For our APRIL MEETING, we're having RON BROOKS do the STATE OF KENTUCKY FISHING Report and maybe give us the lowdown on the new Hatchery Creek or other goings on in the Bluegrass State. 
 

 

 
Derby City Fly Fishers - MOVIE NIGHT OUT !
Date & Time:   Wednesday,  April 29, 2015  - Village 8 Theaters, 7:30 PM
 
Derby City Fly Fishers is proudly hosting the Louisville premiere of a special screening of Hank Patterson's (self proclaimed …World’s Greatest Fly Fishing Guide) feature film, “Hank Patterson's Reel Montana Adventure”.
Tickets are $10 each with the proceeds going toward the 2015 Kentucky/Indiana Reel Recovery Retreat in Henryville, Indiana.

- Proceeds to benefit Reel Recovery -
Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from life-threatening cancer. http://reelrecovery.org/ . Please join us for our first of it’s kind, Derby City Fly Fishers Movie Night, for some fun and laughs, and to help benefit our local Reel Recovery program. Everyone is welcome!  
Mike Arnold has purchased four tickets for this event and is looking for three NKFFers to go down with him to the event - possibly going early in the day and fishing Otter Creek before having dinner then going to the movie. Contact MJA if you are interested.


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.