Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers

Mike Arnold and Jarold Benson are the instructors for NKFF Rod-Building and Rod Refurbishing classes. We don’t schedule specific dates for classes because we try to tailor the classes with the schedules of our participants.  Instead, Mike and Jarold announce that they plan a class and then poll the interested parties to find a schedule for six sessions that any three or four students and one instructor can all make. That then becomes the current rod-building class. As soon as it is over, we announce another class and repeat the scheduling process.  We have found that through this process we can offer the class to more people throughout the year.  We have done as many as seven Rod-Building Classes in a single year.

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Rod Building

If you tie flies, you know that you get a special thrill when a fish takes one of your creations. Multiply that feeling by about a hundred and you'll know how you will feel when you cast a fly and land a fish with a fly rod that you built. If you can ties flies, you probably have the finger dexterity and and small muscle control needed to build a fly rod. The links below will take you through the process. 

NKFF members have built some beautiful rods that fish as well as any rod on the market today. These pictures are just a few of the examples.