Possible move to KY

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Skyler Evans, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Skyler Evans

    Skyler Evans Active Member

    So I might possibly be moving to Fort Campbell, KY in the next few months and im looking for some info on fly fishing for bass, I have done it a few times out her in WA but its a completely different game in the warm water of the south. Rods, reels, lines, flies and anything else you guys can give me on advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Tight Lines.
     
  2. Paul Huston

    Paul Huston Swinger

    Nooo!!

    I've been there Bro; the Steelhead never showed up.....
     
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  3. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    I hear that KY makes great jelly, don't eat it though
     
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  4. nwtroutguy

    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

    Isn't that where Deliverance was filmed?......you knew it was only a matter of time.
     
  5. Astroglide
     
  6. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

    ... This thread isn't going as planned.

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  7. olypenjeeper

    olypenjeeper Active Member

    I lived in South Jersey for a few years. Same type of bass lakes as you'd find down south. I used a 6wt mostly, with regular old floating line and mostly poppers cast around any weeds or stumps. If there was no surface activity, I'd switch to clousers and normally dredge something up. A 6 wt might be alittle light to handle some BIG southern bass, but did well for me with LM up to 4 pounds. It held me over and kept me sane for four years until we returned to the NW. Good luck!
     
  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    I see Pat and Turds have already made this thread all that I hoped it would be.

    :)
     
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  9. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Don't drink the Burbon. No, that isn't right. Drink the Burbon.
     
  10. Skyler Evans

    Skyler Evans Active Member

    Well as only one person has actually answered any questions that I had I thank you jeeper. Paul I will be making trips back here every year, I will drink the Bourbon, yes deliverance was filmed there, yes everyone in the state carries an industrial sized tube of astroglide, and only the brave eat the jelly out of KY. Thanks everyone
     
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  11. MarkY3130

    MarkY3130 Active Member

    I lived in Des Moines, IA for 14 months and had to transition to warm water species. Here is what worked for me:

    Bluegill/Crappie- Anything small enough to fit in their mouths will likely produce 30 fish per hour. Micro poppers, bead head nymphs, whatever. Cast and strip them in.

    Bass- poppers and streamers. Or, target bluegill and every once in a while the bass will attack the bluegill you're pulling in. It's pretty exciting.

    Catfish- Micro jigs are the ticket. I did well with bright lime green as night was approaching.

    As far as equipment goes, I used a 4 wt when targeting the pan fish and a 6 wt when targeting the others. Both were 9' and I thought it was fine.


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  12. Skyler Evans

    Skyler Evans Active Member

    I might get one steelhead trip before I PCS :(
     
  13. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    ooooh a bluegill pattern would be fun, Just gave me motivation to hit the vise. any pike or muskie out there?
     
  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Skyler, seems to me Ft. Campbell's air assault or something? is this a military posting, or are you just moving for a job. When I was a kid, I used to spin fish for black bass in the lakes near my home; good eatin`! Can't give you any advice on fishing for bass with a fly except to drink Bud-that worked for Bitterroot and Dave Alberts when a bunch of us were at Banks lake a few years ago!
     
  15. Skyler Evans

    Skyler Evans Active Member

    yeah military move, and I spent a few months there a few years ago and did some fishing about 2 miles away from banks lake. a small 2 mi around lake that held 6lb bass for days. i was not into fly fishing then.
     
  16. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    Ok, make sure one of your visits back is for "the trip". :)
     
  17. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Tie up some big ugly bunnies and mice. Poppers might work also.
     
  18. Clousers tooooooooo
     
  19. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    I always feel for military guys when they are stationed in foreign countries.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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  20. james.jimenez

    james.jimenez Active Member


    Don't know much about Kentucky but I do know that if you can make it to Northern Georgia there are some pretty good spots. Google the Unicoi Outfitter, I believe they are in Helen GA. And if you are willing to go further south.. Try your luck on the Saluda River in South Carolina.. I have a POC for you there that can get you to a spot where I caught my largest 23" brown trout.. I will plot some point for another place in Northern GA as soon as I google and find it again.. I will send you all I can...