Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show is Saturday

The Sport Show season is officially upon us and for those who love fly fishing in the Kentuckiana area, there is a good opportunity to increase your knowledge of the sport, talk to guides and sample new products this weekend.

The Derby City Fly Fishers will be hosting their fifth annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show Saturday, Jan. 30th from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Fern Valley Holiday Inn and Conference Center.

The one day event is focused on introducing fly fishing to a beginner audience while offering expert instruction and information to the advanced fly fisher.

Attendees to the show will be able to learn fly tying and fly casting, attend seminars on various topics and talk with guides from across the region.

“What is different this year is the theme of our seminars,” said Kenneth Kloeppel, Derby City Fly Fishers president. “We have 5 excellent presentations centering on fishing destinations that are within a 1 day drive of Louisville, KY. With the economy in the pits we fishermen have to look for ways to maximize our money when it comes to trips. So these seminars are not only focused on teaching you fishing techniques, but each covers a unique location in our region.”

Legendary fly casting instructor Macauley Lord will give casting demonstrations. Lord, A Louisville native is an author and the lead casting instructor for L.L. Bean.

“Macauley has been with us for the past 4 years and draws a crowd showing how easy it is to cast a fly rod,” Kloeppel said. “For those who are just starting into fly fishing, be sure to check out Gerry McDaniel of Cumberland River Outfitters who will be doing two seminars on Saturday covering the basics of tackle, flies, and where to fish. Last, a new thing we're doing this year are featured fly tiers in addition to our fly tying booths. We have 4 amazing tiers who will be doing a 45 minute session each on tying deer hair bass bugs, tube flies, and how to tie with foam.”

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