Dave Campbell Fall Program 2024

Dave Campbell was a long time club member that we lost in 2024. One of his request was in lieu of flowers people donate to the Flatland Fly Fishers. The club felt that a good way to use some of those funds and honor Dave was to do an educational program to help others learn. Dave was a great man that enjoyed fly fishing and helping others.

Euro Nymphing is a fly fishing technique that is very popular and hard to get in person education on around Wichita. We are bringing in Steve Ruiz from J.D. Adams & Co. Fly Fishing Outfitters in Oklahoma City to do the program. He is a guide and does trips both freshwater and saltwater. He is a guide and does a lot of educational programs. He has even been involved in helping a young lady improve her euro nymphing, which she went on to be on the US Women’s Fly Fishing Team.

Program Outline

  • Basic Rigging Session with a focus on the three (3) rigs commonly used in fly fishing
    • The Dry/Hopper Dropper rig
    • The Standard Inline Nymph rig
    • The Drop Shot rig (AKA the “Bounce” rig, or the “Provo” rig)
  • Tight-line, Euro Nymphing Session.
    • It will begin with a bit of history and end with a look at basic Euro/Tight-line leader construction
  • Discuss trip opportunities through J.D. Adams and Co.