Tuesday, June 19, 2018

FAMILY FISHING NIGHT IS POSTPONED

Due to the thunderstorms in the forecast, we're postponing the Family Fishing Night to next month.  
Instead we will have a Tie In & Potluck at our normal meeting time and place at the Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln, Wednesday June 20th  at 630pm.  Click Here For Directions.  Feel free to bring some sort of food item to share and bring along your fly tying materials! It would be a great time to tie some of the July Fly of the Month - the Dahlberg Diver!  Or just feel free to hang out and talk fly fishing with a bunch of great anglers.

Our June 23rd fishing outing at Weeping water pond is still on!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June Events - Family Fishing Night

Summer fishing season is in full swing.  Get out and fish!!!


The June Cornhusker Fly Fishers meeting will be held at Louisville State Recreation Area Wednesday the 20th 630 PM for our Family Fishing Night!  Hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be provided by the club.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.  After grilling out, we'll fly fish until dark!  Don't forget to bring your best rendition of a Mulberry fly for the Fly of the Month contest.
http://www.cornhuskerflyfishers.org/p/dostals-mulberry-fly.html

Louisville SRA - Directions to Louisville SRA

There will be no raffle this month.

Our Club fishing outing for this month will be at the Day Memorial Park and Pond in Weeping Water Nebraska Saturday June 23rd.  We will be fishing from 10am to 2pm and grilling hot dogs around noon.  Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  We will also have our practice rods available for beginner fly fishers to practice their hand at casting and fly fishing.  If you know someone who would like to try fly fishing, bring them out to weeping water (but make sure they have a fishing license!).

Day Memorial Park - Directions to Weeping Water

Friday, May 18, 2018

Agnes Adams One Fly Bluegill Contest 2018 UPDATE

This Saturday (May 19th) CFF will be having its annual Agnes Adams One Fly Bluegill Contest at Burchard Lake.  Click HERE for directions.


We'll have lunch at 11:00  at the picnic shelter. CFF will be providing GRILLED HOT DOGS!!! so please bring a side or dessert to share! (and a comfortable chair to sit) 

Contest Rules:

  • Check in for the contest will be at 11:00 am with the contest official (EARLY THIS YEAR DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER)
  • You can sign up with a partner (a witness) or the official will assign you one
  • This is a ONE FLY contest.  You can tie on one fly, and one fly only.  The fly you choose is the only fly you can use for the duration of the contest.  You may re-tie the fly, but if the fly snags or breaks off, you're done.  NO REPLACEMENT FLIES.
  • The contestant that catches the highest number of bluegill wins. (pure-bread Bluegill only).
  • This is a quantity, not quality contest.  
  • CONTEST TIME LIMITS WILL BE DETERMINED DAY OF CONTEST
  • If the Weather cooperates - The Contest begins at 12:00 with the sound of a horn.
  • The horn will sound at 1:50 pm noting 10 minutes left in the contest.
  • The final horn will sound at 2:00 pm ending the contest.
  • The contestant's counts will be collaborated with the witness and the contest official,
  • ANY DEAD FISH WILL DEDUCT 10 FROM THE CONTESTANT'S COUNT
  • Boats, canoes, float tubes are all allowed. Shore stalking/wading only
  • The winner has their name engraved on the Traveling Plaque to live on in glory!!! 
This is all in good fun and we hope to see you all there!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Cornhusker Fly Fishers Events

Summer is here! ....wait... don't we usually have spring!?!? Either way, the Cornhusker Fly Fishers have a full slate of events to fill your fly fishing needs this open water season.

First thing on the agenda is a Tie-In, Tuesday May 8th, at Backwoods Omaha in the Aksarben Village from 6-8PM.  We'll be hanging out and demonstrating fly tying techniques to all those interested.  Feel free to bring your favorite beverage (beer or otherwise).

This Month's Meeting is Wednesday the 16th at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.  Doors open at 6:30pm and Meeting officially starts at 7.


Our May club meeting will be a special presentation from club president, Larry Dostal.  Larry will be talking about catching carp on the fly in the cornhusker state.  He'll also be demonstrating the June Fly of The Month, the mulberry (along with a few other favorite carp flies).  If you've ever wanted to tangle with ultimate freshwater sport fish, don't miss this meeting! We have a great raffle this month and our May fly of the month is the legendary and classic Closuer Minnow.  Check our Fly of the Month tab if you need to learn how to tie it!

Thursday May 17th is the Beer & Gear festival at Backwoods Omaha in Aksarben Village from 5-9PM.  There will be all manners of fly fishing vendors, casting competitions, prizes, and of course... Beer.  Cornhusker Fly Fishers will have a table set up, stop by and see us!

Saturday May 19th is our annual Agnes Adams 1-Fly Bluegill Contest at Burchard Lake.  Stay tuned for more details on that.
 
IT'S TIME TO GO FISHING!!!

Tight Lines Everyone!


Monday, April 9, 2018

April Events and Spring Fling 2018

This Month's Meeting is Wednesday the 18th at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.

Our April club meeting will feature long time club member, and Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska  Mark Anderson.  Mark will be discussing the weather and weather safety.   Doors open at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7:00.  We have a great raffle this month and our fly of the month is the ubiquitous Woolly Bugger.  Check our Fly of the Month tab!

April is also the time forour annual Spring Fling!  Saturday the 21st we’ll be at the Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  Our featured guest this year is Jeff Currier, world renowned fly fisherman, artist, and author.  Check SPRING FLING for all the details.  

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March Meeting

This Month's Meeting is Wednesday the 21st at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.  Doors open at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7:00.  We have a great raffle this month. Don't miss out!

This month's featured presentation is our club president , Larry Dostal.  He'll be discussing the timely topic of Northern Pike and Musky on the Fly!  Larry will touch on Esox biology, gear, flies, tactics, and where to find these toothy apex predators! 

 

Extra Large Deceiver by Larry Dostal


Our fly of the month is the iconic and influential Deceiver.  (Great early season pike fly by the way...) Check out our Fly of the Month tab for tying instructions and bring your best rendition to the meeting.  There will be great raffle prizes and lots of fish talk, we hope to see you there!!!
 






And don't forget.... SPRING FLING is next month!!! Jeff Currier is our featured guest (he also knows a thing or two about pike and musky). Check out the Spring Fling tab for all the details!!!
Jeff Currier and a beautiful musky

We have our last full club "Tie-In" on Saturday the 24th, the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.. We'll be tying from 10am through 2pm.  Please feel free to bring a potluck food item to share.  We need to start filling Ted True Trout for this year's spring fling!










Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 2018 Meeting


This Month's Meeting is Wednesday the 21st at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.  Doors open at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7:00.  We have a great fly tying themed raffle this month. Don't miss out!

Our program this month is a great presentation about the fly fishing opportunities of South Dakota, from our former president Ed Swantner. A perfect presentation to hold you over until the snow melts.  

We have our first full club "Tie-In" on Saturday the 24th, at Cabela's in Papillion. We'll be tying from 10am through 2pm.  Please feel free to bring a potluck food item to share.  We need to start filling Ted True Trout for this year's spring fling!

The fly of the month this month is a winter staple, the Griffith's Gnat.  Probably the easiest dry fly to tie.  Check out our Fly of the Month tab for more info, and bring your best rendition to the meeting!