Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day From CFF!!!

Cornhusker Fly Fishers helped celebrate our nation's veterans this past weekend with Project Healing Waters at Heartland of America Park in Omaha.  We had an amazing time helping our disabled veterans learn a new hobby, and get hooked on fly fishing in the process!

Be sure to check the Cornhusker Fly Fishers calendar for more Project Healing Waters events to help support our nation's disabled veterans.  

July is going to be a busy month.  We have CARPFEST 2015 at Powerhouse Park in Columbus, NE on Saturday July 18th!!! We'll also be having a presentation by Larry Dostal, local carp on the fly aficionado, at our July 15th club meeting.  Stay tuned for more details!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fly Fishing School Success!!!

Cornhusker Fly Fishers had an absolute blast this past Saturday teaching a full class of new fly fishers.  We braved the heat, humidity, and seventeen year cicadas to learn how to cast a fly rod and catch our first fish on a the fly. We even had an absolute whopper of a largemouth bass caught by Jackson, a young man that just learned how to cast a fly rod.

Jackson's 19" Largemouth Bass!!!

Cornhusker Fly Fishers would like to thank all the students who participated in this year's Fly Fishing School.  We would also like to thank the Nebraska Game & Parks for allowing us to use their great facilities and equipment. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

CFF Meeting this Wednesday Evening June 17th

The monthly Cornhusker Fly Fishers meeting will be held at Louisville State Recreation Area this Wednesday evening, June 17th.  Hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be on the menu at 6 PM.  Please bring a side to share.  After grilling out, we'll fly fish until dark!  Don't forget to bring your best rendition of an Elk Hair Caddis for the Fly of the Month contest!  

Louisville SRA - Directions to Louisville SRA

*Just a quick reminder* There will be no raffle this month.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Do You Want To Learn How To Fly Fish?

Saturday, June 20, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Schramm Park
$15.00 per person, 16 and older

Classes will include an introduction to fly fishing equipment, instruction in fly tying, fish identification, lines & knots, casting, and catch & release fishing at one of Schramm Park’s sunfish ponds.  Lunch will be provided, including bottled water.  Please bring sunglasses or other eye protection, a hat, sun screen, insect repellent, and dress appropriately for the weather.  Class size is limited to 24, so please sign up early to ensure your spot.  You can register by sending us an E-Mail, or by sending in the coupon below to our PO Box.  Check our website for more information.

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Lincoln, NE 68505-7185
Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium Phone: (402) 332-3901
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Agnes Adams 1-Fly Bluegill Contest This Saturday

Our annual 1-Fly Bluegill contest is this Saturday, May 30th at Lone Star Lake, South East of Geneva and West of Beatrice.  This year's contest will be the inaugural introduction of the Agnes Adams 1-Fly Contest.

 Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri

Bluegill should be in pre-spawn mode and are getting close to forming beds, which means lots of great shallow fishing opportunities, and the best time of year to target them on the fly!

Whether you feel like throwing top-water, a nymph, or your favorite streamer, you're guaranteed to have some fast action.  

If you can't decide on a pattern, here are two of my favorites for bluegill. Carter Nelson's SEM Sculpin, and the Chernobyl Ant.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Agnes Adams One Fly Contest Moved to May 30th

The Agnes Adams One Fly Competition will be held on Lone Star Lake Saturday May 30th!!!(South East of Geneva, and West of Beatrice

We will be stationed at the northwest corner of the Lake.  Lunch (BBQ Pork) will be providedaround 11:30am, please bring a dessert to share.  The check in will be around 12:00 pm to about 1:30pm at the picnic shelter where the noon meal will be. When you check-in, you will give the official your name and your partner’s name. If you don’t have a partner, give your name to the official and they will assign you to a person or persons.

The Fly You can tie on the one fly of your choice and fish it, just that one fly, no other! You can retie the knot but only on that fly. If it breaks off for ANY reason, you are done. No droppers or second
“stinger” hooks are allowed.

The Catch The “traveling plaque” goes to the one who catches the greatest number of bluegill as confirmed by witness who keeps the count. This allows the fish to be released.  We hope to see everyone there!

 Bluegill is the only species that will count for the contest!!!
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri

Lone Star Lake NRD

Also, our next club meeting will be held at Aksarben Aquarium on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)featuring Mr. Clinton Carpenter of Project Healing Waters. He is the Heartland Regional Coordinator and he will be talking to us about the program and our role in it. I hope to see you all there.