The mission of Derby City Fly Fishers is to introduce and educate the sporting public to the sport of fly fishing, in concert with conservation efforts to enhance local fisheries. Derby City hosts monthly fly-tying events, river cleanups, and events in support of Project Healing Waters. Click on the link for more information on membership and upcoming events.
Store Manager: John Partinger
John comes to us with a strong retail background, having worked in the industry for over 13 years. For the majority of that time, John worked as the Store Manager of an independently-owned Merrell store in Atlanta, Georgia. A Kentucky native, John grew up an avid outdoorsman, fishing small ponds and creeks for largemouth bass. John, his wife Jules, and their dog Olive are thrilled to be back in Kentucky and closer to family.