January 24th, 2015 - 9am to 5pm

Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY


The Derby City Fly Fishers will host the 10th annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm, at the Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center located at 2715 Fern Valley Road in Louisville, Ky. Admission is $7. Active and retired military, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is also free at the Fern Valley Conference Center.

Our featured speaker this year is Kevin Howell from Brevard, NC. Kevin is the owner and manager of Davidson River Outfitters and is also a partner in Andes Drifters, an outfitter service based in San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina. Kevin has been guiding on the streams of Western North Carolina since the early eighties and spends a great deal of his time fishing and also guiding for smallmouth bass. Kevin will conduct two seminars during the show; one on nymph fishing and one on fishing the streams of Western North Carolina.

Click here for Kevin's bio.

The Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show is focused strictly on fly fishing and the tools that allow anyone to pursue the sport. The show will introduce fly fishing to a beginning audience, as well as, offer expert instruction and information to the advanced fly fisher. The show will have over 40 vendors and exhibits and draws people from a number of states. Casting demonstrations and seminars on fly fishing will be presented throughout the day. There will also be people 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. This year we have added a section called “Come Cast with Us”. Various DCFF members will be available to teach or assist anyone who wishes to cast a fly rod.

The Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show will provide both the novice and experienced fly fisher the enjoyment of reviewing the latest in tackle and techniques from a diverse offering of tackle vendors, manufacturing representatives, outfitters, retailers and artists. The show will also provide nature enthusiasts with information on trips and destinations which include 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, and other individual watercraft for the fly fisher. Our show will also be represented by the Fish and Wildlife Department, to answer any questions concerning any state regulations on fishing.

If you are interested in learning more about fly fishing, Derby City Fly Fishers welcomes both beginners and experienced fly fishers to join our club. We sponsor a number of fishing trips throughout the year to various locations. These trips provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the quiet sport of fly fishing.