Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Meeting - Movie Night!!!

Our August 16th meeting is in LINCOLN..... I REPEAT... LINCOLN..... 

We're meeting at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center at

DIRECTIONS HERE

Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00.  We'll have our normal raffle with some great prizes to snag.  The fly of the month is the bonefish staple... the Crazy Charlie.  Bring your best rendition to the meeting!

 We have our annual Family Movie Night in August, and this year we're screening Lefty Kreh on Fly Casting.  We'll learn the science and art of fly casting from a true master.  The club will provide fresh POPCORN and drinks! Hope to see you there!
Image result for casting with lefty kreh
 
Our first Annual Cornhusker Carpfest was a HUGE success.  We had 15 anglers participate and raised money for a great cause.. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.




  The winning bag going to Eric and James from Bellevue with 49.5" of carp!

 Luke and Carson from Wisconsin came in 2nd with 22 inches of carp.

   Scott from Lincoln came in 3rd with 17 inches of carp. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July Meeting and CARPFEST

Our July19th meeting is in LINCOLN..... I REPEAT... LINCOLN..... 

We're meeting at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center at

DIRECTIONS HERE

Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00.  We'll have our normal raffle with some great prizes to snag.

Our program will be presented by Luke Annear of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Luke will be discussing the exceptional trout fishing of the "Driftless" region of Wisconsin. 

Luke Annear and a beauty of a "Driftless" brown trout.

Don't forget to bring your Fly of the Month to the meeting. This month's fly is the Zug Bug.


July and summer heat means peak carp fishing season in Nebraska... and that means CARPFEST and new this year, the First Annual Cornhusker Carpfest fly fishing contest and fundraiser.

Saturday July 22nd is the annual Carpfest picnic with Cornhusker Fly Fishers.  We'll be meeting at Oak Lake (off Charleston st. and Sun Valley blvd.) at 10am. Cornhusker Fly Fishers will be serving fried carp and grilled hot dogs for lunch, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Most importantly, come join us to fish for CARP.

For those interested in the First Annual Cornhusker Carpfest competition, follow this link for all the info.  This will be a fly fishing contest and fundraiser for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  Competition starts the morning of July 22nd, with preregistration and fellowship at Boiler Brewing Company in downtown Lincoln, Friday Evening (July 21st, the eve of the contest).   This contest is open to all skill levels, with a simple format and great prizes.  We hope to see all you carp fanatics there!







Monday, June 5, 2017

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 21st for our Family Fishing Night!  Hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be on the menu at 630 PM.  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 Golden Stone Fly for the Fly of the Month contest, and a few extra to throw for some redears!   

Louisville SRA - Directions to Louisville SRA

There will be no raffle this month.


Stay tuned for details on the Agnes Adams One Fly Contest on Saturday June 24th at Burchard Lake.

We would like to thank all the participants in this year's CFF-Fly Fishing School.  We had to deal with a little rain, but we still had a great time and caught some fish too!




We also have several Project Healing Waters events this month:

Thursday June 8th from 6 to 8pm at the Bellevue University, Military Veterans Service Center, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005.

Tuesday June 13th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Lincoln VA 600 S 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday June 15th from 4 to 6pm at the Victory Apartments, 825 Dorcas Street, Omaha, NE 68108.

Tuesday June 20th from 10 to 11am at the Omaha VA, Building 8, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May CFF Events

Fishing season is in full swing, it's time to get out on the water!!!

Our monthly meeting is Wednesday May 17th at the Aksarben Aquarium.  Our featured speaker this month is local Fisheries Biologist, Daryl Bauer.  Daryl will be discussing the fish stocking programs of the State of Nebraska.  Be sure to check out Daryl's blog Barbs and Backlashes for the latest information on our state's fisheries. 
Daryl and an exceptional Nebraska Musky
Our Fly of the Month for May, is the classic Bunny Leech.  Be sure to bring your best rendition to the meeting.  Doors open at 6:30, and the meeting starts at 7:00.  As usual, we'll have great raffle prizes and plenty of fish talk. We hope to see you there! 


 We also have our annual Fly Fishing School on May 20th. The class is currently full, but feel free to check out our Fly Fishing School tab for all the info.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CFF April Events

April is a busy month for Cornhusker Fly Fishers...

Our monthly club meeting is Wednesday April 19th at the Aksarben Aquarium.  Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7.

At this month's meeting we're having a "Tie-in" for Ted True Trout.  Ted is a trout shaped statue filled with club member flies that is an awesome raffle prize at our Spring Fling.  We're also having our monthly raffle and Fly of the Month contest (the Blue Winged Olive). Check out our Fly of the Month page for the fly recipe. Come buy and spin up some of your favorite flies!

And speaking of Spring Fling...
 
April 22nd is the annual CFF Spring Fling.  It's going to be a great time with George Daniel as our keynote speaker! Check out our Spring Fling tab for all the information.  There will be food, drink, great raffle, and silent auction prizes.  This is a great chance to score some great fly fishing gear!  And don't forget to bring a pie to share!



We also have four Project Healing Waters tying events this month, please consider volunteering some time to help out our nations veterans enjoy this great hobby.
 
Tuesday April 11th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Lincoln VA 600 S 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday April 14th from 6 to 8pm at the Bellevue University, Military Veterans Service Center, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005.

Thursday April 18th from 4 to 6pm at the Victory Apartments, 825 Dorcas Street, Omaha, NE 68108.

Thursday April 20th from 10 to 11am at the Omaha VA, Building 8, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105

If you're new to fly tying.  Join us every Thursday at the La Vista Cabela's Store from 6 to 8 pm to tie some flies!!!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

CFF March Events

It's early March 2017 and the ice is already off all the Omaha and Lincoln area lakes!!!

Our monthly club meeting is Wednesday March 15th at the Aksarben Aquarium.  Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7.

This month's featured presentation is our club president elect, 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!

Larry Dostal with a Musky caught on the Fly

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!!!






Don't forget about our annual Spring Fling coming up April 22nd!  It's going to be a great time with George Daniel as our keynote speaker!



We also have four Project Healing Waters tying events this month, please consider volunteering some time to help out our nations veterans enjoy this great hobby.

Thursday March 9th from 6 to 8pm at the Bellevue University, Military Veterans Service Center, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005.

Thursday March 16th from 4 to 6pm at the Victory Apartments, 825 Dorcas Street, Omaha, NE 68108.

Tuesday March 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Lincoln VA 600 S 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68510

Tuesday March 21st from 10 to 11am at the Omaha VA, Building 8, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CFF February Events

Our February monthly meeting will be Wednesday the 15th at the Aksarben aquarium.  The doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7.   We'll have a quick introduction and go over the upcoming club events.  Our featured speaker for this month is Bobbi Holmes, a Naturalist from Fremont, NE. Come buy early and tell some lies and talk about your planned trips for the next season. 
 We WILL  have a raffle this month, and our Fly of the Month is the "Hare's Ear".  Bring your best rendition for bragging rites!  We hope to see you there!


Saturday the 18th we will have our monthly Pot-Luck &"Tie-In" at the Aksarben aquarium.  We'll be tying flies from 10 till 2 and filling up our annual Spring Fling prize "Ted True Trout" with CFF member flies.  Bring a dish to share and be sure to get there early if you want to get biscuits ad gravy!

Don't forget about our annual Spring Fling coming up April 22nd!  It's going to be a great time with George Daniel as our keynote speaker!



We also have four Project Healing Waters tying events this month, please consider volunteering some time to help out our nations veterans enjoy this great hobby.

Tuesday February 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Lincoln VA 600 S 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday February 16th from 6 to 8pm at the Bellevue University, Military Veterans Service Center, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005.

 Tuesday February 21st from 10 to 11am at the Omaha VA, Building 8, Omaha, NE

Thursday February 23rd from 4 to 6pm at the Victory Apartments, 825 Dorcas Street, Omaha, NE 68108.