January 25th, 2014 - 9am to 5pm
Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY
The Derby City Fly Fishers will host the ninth annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center located at 2715 Fern Valley Road. Admission is $7. Active and retired military, and children 12 and under are free. Also, there is no charge for parking at the Fern Valley Conference Center!
Our featured speaker this year is Davy Wotton. Davy Wotton's interest in fly fishing started in the 1950's when he watched his first trout caught by a fly fisherman. His professional career began in the early 1960s as a professional fly tier. Davy has developed and manufactured both fly tying and fly fishing products. Davy is a professional guide on the White River in Arkansas and one of the tope experts on the river.
The one day event is focused strictly on fly fishing and the tools that allow us to pursue the sport. The show will introduce fly fishing to a beginner audience as well as offer expert instruction and information to the advanced fly fisher. The show includes over 40 exhibits and traditionally draws people from a number of states. Casting demonstrations and seminars will be presented throughout the day. A number of folks will be also be demonstrating the craft of fly tying and we will again have the “kids corner” where children of all ages are welcome to tie a fly using DCFF tools and materials.
Derby City Fly Fishers believes there is a large audience of outdoor sportsmen that will appreciate the uniqueness fly fishing brings one to quiet, natural surroundings where we pursue our sport. Everyone will soon discover that fly fishing requires no extraordinary strength, but that it relies on the skills of timing and technique. You will also be pleased to discover that while fly fishing has the mystique of being expensive, it can be surprisingly affordable on a family budget. The novice and experienced fly fisher will enjoy reviewing the latest in tackle and technique from a diverse offering of tackle vendors, manufacturers representatives, outfitters, retailers, and artists. Young people of all ages will enjoy crafting their own flies in the “Kids Corner” that are sure to catch fish. Nature enthusiasts will find information on destinations including some of the most pristine outdoor venues available in our region of the country. While fly fishing can be experienced with walk in and wading trips, the show will also feature canoes, kayaks, pontoons, and other individual watercraft that greatly expand accessibility at minimum costs.
"Each year we are amazed how much everyone seams to enjoy the Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show," says Wes Krupiczewicz, show chairman for 2013. "It is a unique outdoor show where the focus is strictly on fly fishing. We are very excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show and hope to spread the fly fishing fever to new people in our community. We have geared up some great educational seminars to appeal to both novice to experienced fisherman. I want to really encourage parents to bring their kids and teenagers and introduce them to a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. The experience angler should come to the show with a goal in mind to expand their skills. There are opportunities to test cast the newest fly rods and lines. Take the opportunity to discuss a guide’s favorite water and learn new places to fish. Finally, enjoy the creativity and skill of the various fly tiers that ply their craft at the show!
" Derby City Fly Fishers' is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote conservation and preserve, protect and restore natural resources. It is also charged with educating and stimulating interest in fly fishing for all species of fish, on all waters, and to reach out to youth and encourage an interest in the sport.