Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, is again the venue for the 13th Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show hosted by the Derby City Fly Fishers. Admission is $7. Active military and children 12 and under are free.
The Kentuckiana Fly Show is focused on fly fishing and the tools that allow anyone to pursue the sport. The show is for anyone interested in starting to fly fish, as well as, the advanced fly fisher. The show will have over 40 vendors and exhibiters from a number of surrounding states. Casting demonstrations and seminars on fly fishing will be presented throughout the day. They will also have people demonstrating the art and craft of fly tying. As usual, “Kids Corner”, where children of all ages are welcome to tie a fly using tools and materials furnished by DCFF. The show will have representatives from the Fish and Wildlife Departments of Kentucky and Indiana, to answer any questions concerning state fishing regulations.
The “Iron Fly” tying competition will return this year. Each tyer will be given a secret ingredient and a hook. They can then select other materials from the “pantry” to finish the fly. Judging will be based upon workmanship, beauty, and fish ability. Since Paroquet Springs Conference Center is a larger venue for our show, they have lots of room for casting demonstrations throughout the day. These demonstrations will be for both the beginner and the advanced fly fisher.
Derby City Fly Fishers’ website provides information concerning the club, as well as the trips they take throughout the year to various locations. The trips provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the quiet sport of fly fishing.