View Full Version : Ready for Spring in Southern Kentucky

01-28-2013, 08:38 PM
Hello, Everybody! My husband introduced me to fly fishing several years ago. He started back in the 90s when he lived in Oregon. We live near London, KY and enjoy fishing in places like Townsend and Rock Creek in Stearns, KY when we can. We're closer to the Rockcastle River. I recently bought a tenkara rod and love its simplicity and portability. I hope to spend more time on the riverbanks now that our two boys are just big enough to keep from jumping in the water all the time! :smile: Are any of you folks from our neck of the woods in southern Kentucky? I look forward to getting acquainted!

Stana Claus
01-28-2013, 10:41 PM
Hello, Jessica, welcome aboard. I don't live in SE Kentucky, but I do get up to that side of the Big South Fork from time to time. Have you tried your Tenkara rig on any panfish yet? I've heard from folks on some of the warm-water forums that bluegills and other bream are a lot of fun on a Tenkara rod. Anyway, I just wanted to extend a friendly welcome to the board. Hope you enjoy your stay, make some new friends, and learn a few tips and tricks along the way.

01-29-2013, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the friendly welcome! Yes, we have caught some bluegill out of my dad's pond on our tenkara rods. In my opinion, that's one of the best tasting fish there is!

02-01-2013, 05:31 PM
I am west of you in Bowling Green Ky and spend most time going after bluegills with fly rod
Never seen it done with tenkara rods

02-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Nice to meet you! Yes, bluegills are lots of fun to catch; you should try a tenkara rod sometime. I've been to Bowling Green a few times. Beautiful country.:smile:

02-02-2013, 11:47 PM
Greetings Jessica!

I live farther north in southern Indiana. Bluegills on a fly rod, cane pole, spinning rod, what have you, are a bucket of fun, and I think they are as tasty a fish as comes. I bet that tenkara rod is a little more convenient too when they are really hitting hot and heavy.

Anyway, welcome to the forum! Lots of nice folks on here and a wealth of information when it comes to catching fish. Enjoy!:smile:

02-05-2013, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I'm looking forward to being a part of the forum. There's a lot to learn! :smile:

Byron Begley
02-09-2013, 07:18 PM
Hi Jessica,

Welcome to the Message Board. I live in Townsend now. Been here for 20 years. You asked if any of us came from your part of the country. I did. My grandfather owned a drug store company based in London at first, then after his death, it was moved to Richmond. He had a fishing and hunting camp on the Rockcastle River. I have photos of it. I grew up in Boonesborough, Ky near Richmond. I have spent a lot of time on Rock Creek, love that stream. You live in a great place.

I am glad you and your husband love fly fishing like my wife and I do.

I hope you both look me up when you are here.


02-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Hello Byron,
Thanks for the welcome! Michael and I remember meeting you and Paula at the fly shop once. We like to visit Townsend every chance we get, which isn't nearly often enough to suit us! :smile: I thought I remembered you saying you had family in the Richmond area, but I didn't realize your grandfather was from London. I want to do some fishing soon at Bee Rock and also Rockcastle Campground, where the Rockcastle flows into the Cumberland. I look forward to seeing you and Paula the next time we visit Townsend!

Rob Johnson
03-29-2013, 01:25 AM
If you like to flyfish, you have found the right place with Byron and Paula. There are a lot of trout streams in Dan'l Boone Nat'l forest all around where you live. We usually just drive to Townsend and fish down there. I live in central Ky. ( Winchester ) smallmouth and panfish mostly around here. welcome to the forum. ROB

04-27-2013, 09:21 PM
Thanks, Rob! Sorry it took me so long to see your reply. A few days ago we discovered Bark Camp Creek and absolutely loved it. The scenery and hiking was great, and we can't wait to go back and catch some trout!