Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CFF November Events

Our monthly meeting is Wednesday November 18th at the Aksarben Aquarium.  We'll be holding our yearly elections. So come and show your support for our club.  The fly of the month this month is the Black Gnat.  There are both wet and dry versions of a "Black Gnat" fly, so pick one of your favorites to enter the contest.

We have a several Project Healing Waters events scheduled for this month.  We will be tying flies with veterans on November 10th at the Lincoln VA, November 12th at Bellevue University, and November 19th at the Victory Apartments in Omaha. Check the CFF calendar for more details.

Also on Thursday November 19th, carp fly fishing enthusiast and CFF member Larry Dostal will be sharing his presentation "Nebraskarp" at the Fly Tying Round Table at the Charles H. Gere Library in Lincoln.   The presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  His presentation covers tips, techniques, and fly patterns that will help you catch this often maligned fish.  If you have any interest in catching carp on the fly don't miss out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CFF Fish-In at Holmes Lake this Saturday!!!

The Game & Parks Commission has stocked rainbow trout just in time for the Cornhusker Fly Fishers Fish-In this Saturday (the 24th) at Holmes Lake in Lincoln.  We'll be meeting at 1:00 PM at the northern part of the lake (we'll put our yellow signs out to direct you).  Bring your own snacks.  Also bring some small woolly buggers, hare's ears, copper johns, and your egg flies to catch some pan sized rainbow trout! 

Holmes Lake

 Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri

Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule for Fall 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

October Meeting and Fly of the Month

Our October meeting is next Wednesday the 21st at the Aksarben Aquarium. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7. Stop by early to practice your casting or just chat with members about recent fishing success!

Our October Fly of the Month is the Girdle Bug. This is a simple stonefly nymph that's a breeze to tie and catches fish like crazy. Instructions to tie this pattern here.

 Girdle Bug

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Meeting - Louisville SRA Pot Luck

Our September meeting will be at Louisville SRA for our Family Potluck and Awards Wednesday night (September 16th).  We'll be meeting at the pavilion near the swimming beach.  Meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will include our monthly raffle and fly of the month contest (Muddler Minnow).  Bring your family and a dish to share for a night of fun and fishing!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August Meeting: MOVIE NIGHT

The Cornhusker Fly Fishers August meeting is next Wednesday the 19th at the Aksarben Aquarium.  We'll be watching the classic fly fishing flick A River Runs Through It. We'll have popcorn and pop available, along with our monthly raffle and fly tying contest.  The fly of the month this month is a Deer Hair Popper.   Bring your family for a great night of fly fishing fun. 

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.