Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers - June 2014

President's Message

I really can't believe that it's already July. The summer events are literally right around the corner! Where did the 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, just note that it will be on the second Thursday of this month. 

Note that we'll be offering our next raffle, which will be what we consider the "ultimate smallmouth rod." Mike Arnold will be 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 third outdoor meeting of the summer season. Remember, we will be  meeting at Pioneer park on the Second Thursday (July 10th) of the month. This is our annual COMBINED CLUB meeting with BUFF and NKFF is hosting it at Pioneer Park.

Dinner will be Craig T's slaw, fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/wo gravy, green beans 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 July 10, 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.

Paddlefest News and Kayak Fishing Contest Rules Published

Paddlefest is coming on June 20th through the 22nd. NKFF will have a full array of activities that we're involved in. Come down, man the booth, float the river, hear some awesome music and drink some good beer. Of course, add winning the kayak fishing contest to your list!

Craig Troescher, our coordinator for Paddlfest, has done a ton of work with Ohio River Paddlfest and Coney Island for this year's event. The kayak fishing contest is coming up and I would love to brag that one of our members won it this year. Jackson Kayak has donated a new Cuda fishing boat, and it is pretty sweet!

You'll need to sign up for the fishing contest on Paddlfest's website. For more information on how to do so and  the rules, click HERE.

For more information on Paddlfest in general, 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.

Fourth Of July Parade

NKFF will once again be walking in the Fort Mitchell parade on July 4th! As you know, NKFF likes to do things in style so we're borrowing a trailer and building a float! Insert pun here.
If you want to join us as we show of our waders to the adoring public, sign up on Meetup.

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

Member Note - Casting For Recovery

The club received a nice thank you know from Casting For Recovery. Joel donated a beautiful framed fly and print. Attached find pictures of both.

Way to go Joel and thank you for making NKFF look so awesome!