Category: Dates for Appearances or Classes by Davy Wotton

Winter is the perfect time for a gathering of fly fishing families to gather.

The Annual Oklahoma Fly Fishers Extravaganza has been an event that Davy and I have enjoyed participating in for three consecutive years.

If you are in the area, come by and see us at our table; we will be tying and have items available for purchase.

Additionally there will be other vendors, tyers and guest speakers scheduled throughout the day.

The information for this can be found on this flyer.

See you there!






The Thanksgiving holiday is over, time to go back to work.
We will be hitting the road for Chicago!

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends; weather is supposed to be great.

If you’re in the area, and would like to join us, check out the Drift Fly Tyers website and contact them for more information.

Keep a hook in the vise,

TBird and Davy


Tue Dec 01, 2015 – 07:00 PM – Health Science Center (HSC), Room 1234
Guest Speaker Davy Wotton


Davy Wotton at the vise with a bit of company from his little Jack Russell he calls, Siana.

My first introduction to the art of fly tying was in the 1960s. At that time l was given the materials and tying tools that belonged to one of my school masters. Thus began my passion for fly tying and its relationship to fishing and catching fish. In the 1960s l began to tie flies commercially, at that time very much the old school of thought still existed so far as fly patterns were concerned. This factor alone allowed me to gain a great deal of knowledge and skill to reproduce the traditional flies.

New ways of thinking and the introduction of synthetic materials leaned me into the new era of developing new fly tying techniques and innovate new fly patterns. Many of my fly patterns are commercially produced by the world’s major producers of fishing flies. Since the early 1970s l have contributed and had published a good 100 articles and features for both fly fishing magazines and books all over the world, related to fly tying techniques and the introduction of new fly patterns. So too l have been featured on many TV shows, produced fly tying videos, and travel country at the request of fly fishing organizations to demonstrate my tying skills.

Free for DRiFT Members…Non-members $5.00 admission.

Davy and I are on our way to Louisiana.
We are happy to be returning to the North Louisiana Fly Fishers Club.

For more information on this club or tomorrows event click on the link below:

Keep a hook in the vise,


Davy and I are counting down the days to the Annual Sowbug Roundup.
Yes, we will have a booth.
Yes, we will have Dvd’s,and flies also.
Davy will be giving a program on Saturday.
We looking forward to seeing everyone there.

2015 Sowbug Roundup will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 26th to the 28th at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The show opens at 9:00 am and the admission is $5.00 for everything, for all three days. For up to date information check out the Sowbug Roundup web site.
Location – Baxter County Fairgrounds Mountain Home, Arkansas
Hours- 9 am to 4 pm Thusday, Friday, & Saturday
Admission – Adults $5.00 All 3 Days  Children under 12 free with parent

For more information on program presenters and fly tyers list go to:

Travel safe and we will see you in a few days.

Keep a hook in the vise,



For additional details contact Oklahoma Fly Fishers direct, please. Thank you, TBird

We had a wonderful time at this event last year and are pleased to be making a return this year also.

Chairs were packed and standing room only. A terrific turn out indeed, with terrific food to boot!!!

See you in January!

Davy and TBird

For those of us who aren’t yet converts of using the term Fly Fishing Fair…the last week of September til the first week in October will find every guide in a tissy with bookings …the rivers will be wild with fly fishers from across the country for one last get together this year!

The website and registration info on the event is fully vested as I am given to understand.

Davy has a Friday program on the water.
I will be tying on Saturday.

We do not have a booth as we have too many scheduled conflicts at the time.

To pre register or see a full schedule visit

Til Then- keep a hook in the vise.


It’s that time of year again, Sowbug Roundup! 
What has seemed to be one of the longest winters here in Arkansas is hopefully coming to an end and for many of us Sowbug Roundup is a clear marker to that end.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at our table, so feel free to stop by.

We will be stocked with Davy’s Dvd’s and assorted fly selections also.

For more information visit regarding Sowbug Roundup 2014 you may Google Sowbug Roundup or Contact North Arkansas Fly Fishers site.

Below is the program line up for this year:

Til then,
Keep a hook in the vise-



Davy and I will have a booth again this year.
The Sowbug Roundup is our one of our favorite local shows.

For more details you can Google Sowbug Roundup or look up North Arkansas Fly Fishers.

Looking forward to another great show!

Stop by the booth and see us.

Davy and TBird


Its’ been a long winter but it is drawing to an end which means that you still have the opportunity to catch this weekends event and attend Davy Wottons’ seminars and stop by his table for Q and A.

Davy will also have on hand his instructional DVDs which includes his latest releases “Midge Magic Flishing and Tying” as well as his personal favorite fly selections for purchase.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you in the coming days ahead.

Davy and TBird

Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show

January 25th, 2014

Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center
Join us for the 9th Annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show!
January 25th, 2014 – 9am to 5pm

Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY

The Derby City Fly Fishers will host the ninth annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center located at 2715 Fern Valley Road.

Admission is $7. 
Active and retired military, and children 12 and under are free.  Also, there is no charge for parking at the Fern Valley Conference Center!

Our featured speaker this year is Davy Wotton. Davy Wotton’s interest in fly fishing started in the 1950’s when he watched his first trout caught by a fly fisherman.  His professional career began in the early 1960s as a professional fly tier. 


Davy has developed and manufactured both fly tying and fly fishing products.  Davy is a professional guide on the White River in Arkansas and one of the top experts on the river.

The one day event is focused strictly on fly fishing and the tools that allow us to pursue the sport. 
The show will introduce fly fishing to a beginner audience as well as offer expert instruction and information to the advanced fly fisher. The show includes over 40 exhibits and traditionally draws people from a number of states.  Casting demonstrations and seminars will be presented throughout the day.  A number of folks will be also be demonstrating the craft of fly tying and we will again have the “kids corner”  where children of all ages are welcome to tie a fly using DCFF tools and materials.

Derby City Fly Fishers believes there is a large audience of outdoor sportsmen that will appreciate the uniqueness fly fishing brings one to quiet, natural surroundings where we pursue our sport.  Everyone will soon discover that fly fishing requires no extraordinary strength, but that it relies on the skills of timing and technique.  You will also be pleased to discover that while fly fishing has the mystique of being expensive, it can be surprisingly affordable on a family budget.

The novice and experienced fly fisher will enjoy reviewing the latest in tackle and technique from a diverse offering of tackle vendors, manufacturers representatives, outfitters, retailers, and artists.  Young people of all ages will enjoy crafting their own flies in the “Kids Corner” that are sure to catch fish.  Nature enthusiasts will find information on destinations including some of the most pristine outdoor venues available in our region of the country.  While fly fishing can be experienced with walk in and wading trips, the show will also feature canoes, kayaks, pontoons, and other individual watercraft that greatly expand accessibility at minimum costs.

“Each year we are amazed how much everyone seams to enjoy the Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show,” says Wes Krupiczewicz, show chairman for 2013. “It is a unique outdoor show where the focus is strictly on fly fishing.  We are very excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show and hope to spread the fly fishing fever to new people in our community. We have geared up some great educational seminars to appeal to both novice to experienced fisherman.   I want to really encourage parents to bring their kids and teenagers and introduce them to a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. The experience angler should come to the show with a goal in mind to expand their skills.  There are opportunities to test cast the newest fly rods and lines.  Take the opportunity to discuss a guide’s favorite water and learn new places to fish.  Finally, enjoy the creativity and skill of the various fly tiers that ply their craft at the show!


Derby City Fly Fishers’ is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote conservation and preserve, protect and restore natural resources. It is also charged with educating and stimulating interest in fly fishing for all species of fish, on all waters, and to reach out to youth and encourage an interest in the sport.

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