February 17 – 26, 2017 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Derrick Filkins

Derrick Filkins

Derrick grew up in Southwest Missouri where he fished for anything in water. He has lived in Indiana since 1977 and has been fishing the streams for smallmouth for the past 30 years. He has been in the tackle business for 14 years. He has fished all over the world but has yet to find an angling experience that surpasses fishing for stream smallmouth. He guides on various smallmouth rivers of Indiana and still has rivers in the state that he needs to fish. Derrick has changed how he has fished over the years by learning from those who are experts in various fishing concerns. He also gets several reports from other anglers that come in FlyMasters about what has been working and where they are fishing. And guiding has added to his experience base since everybody in his boat does something different to be successful and have fun. For Derrick there is no better way to spend a day than floating down an Indiana river fishing for smallmouth!


Derrick Filkins is the store manager and guide at FlyMasters of Indianapolis. Though the name FlyMasters suggests fly fishing, you will find conventional and fly fishing tackle at FlyMasters. The presentations by Derrick will be primarily about smallmouth stream fishing in Indiana. The latest in rod and reels, soft plastics, new Eumer spin tubes, homemade spinnerbaits, and all the associated tackle use in spin and fly fishing for smallmouth. Derrick spends several days a year fishing and the other days he is talking with customers who have been out on the various rivers and streams of Indiana fishing for smallmouth. Come watch and listen and see if you can pick up something to make fishing more successful and enjoyable for you in 2015.


Topic: Smallmouth

Saturday, Feb. 21: 7:00 pm

Monday. Feb. 23: 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 24: 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 25: 2:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 26: 2:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 27: 6:00 pm

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