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Fly Fishing Kentucky 101 at McCracken County Public Library

  • Dates: Mar 14, 2019
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Phone: 2704422510
  • Admission: All programs are free & open to the public
  • Location:
    McCracken County Public Library
    555 Washington Street Paducah
    Paducah, KY 42001


Fly Fishing Kentucky 101

Mar 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


With Valerie Askren, author of Fly Fishing Kentucky: Your Guide to Tackle, Techniques and the Best Trout Waters in the State

Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities an independent, nonprofit affiliate

Learn about a plethora of trout waters in

of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. the state, including information regarding the specific ecosystem and fishing recommendations.

This presentation will provide suggestions for: fly, tackle and gear selection; basic casting skills; special fishing techniques; reading water to find trout; matching the hatch; and fly selection.

After spending more than 20 years as a University of Kentucky researcher and professor of agricultural economics, Valerie Askren traded the ivory towers of academia for the great outdoors. Valerie is an avid outdoors woman, having swum in Africa's Lake Malawi, climbed China's Mt. Tai, biked Nova Scotia, backpacked the West Coast Trail of Vancouver Island and sailed the southern coast of France.

Fly Fishing Kentucky 101 at McCracken County Public Library