Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 2020 Club Events

Wednesday May 20th the Club will have a social distancing FISH OUT at Louisville State Park in Louisville, Nebraska.  Social distancing means maintaining a minimum one fly rod’s length from other people at all times.  There will not be a picnic or pot luck, you’re responsible for your own food and beverages.  The club will officially be there from 6 to 8pm, but feel free to show up earlier or stay late.  Please keep an eye on your email or our website for updates.  

Even though we fish for anything that swims here in the Cornhusker State, May has been officially designated “Bluegill Appreciation Month.  If you're interested in catching some bluegill, tune in to our Facebook at 7pm Thursday the 21st.  We'll have a live stream from Eric Einspahr and Larry Dostal about everything bluegill.  We'll answer your bluegill questions as well as cover biology, gear, tactics, and even a fly tying demonstration of one of our favorite bluegill flies.  Tune in at 7pm!

Saturday May 23rd is our annual Agnes Adams 1-Fly Bluegill contest.  Due to the current situation we are moving it to a “virtual format” to keep angler spread across the state.  Fish any legal body of water from 10am till noon sharp.  Rules are basically the same, 2 hour time limit, only 1 fly, if you break off you’re done.  Only pure bluegill count toward your fish total.  To register: Send an email to our club’s account, or send message on Facebook, or Instagram.  Than report your fish total when the clock strikes noon.  We’ll have a Facebook and Instagram live stream from president Larry Dostal and president elect Eric Einspahr at various bodies of water, reporting updates LIVE during the contest.  Check your email and our website for additional details and updates.   Good luck everyone!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Spring Fling 2020 Canceled

Cornhusker Fly Fishers, 

Due to the public health concerns of the recent Coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic, the Cornhusker Fly Fishers will be cancelling several of our upcoming events, including our 2020 Spring Fling.   All of us have created an amazing community with the Cornhusker Fly Fishers.  We are more than just anglers, we are friends and family, and we will never stop sharing our passion for fly fishing.   Please trust that the decision to cancel or postpone these events has not been taken lightly.  The Club Board Members and I believe this is the best decision for the continued health and wellbeing of our club members.  And don’t worry, we will still get out and fish together this year!
Continue to check our website,, our club Facebook page, and our monthly newsletter for continued updates on club’s activities. We will be trying to organize as many outdoor events as possible once the weather warms up. 
Please take care of each other and yourselves.

Larry Dostal
Club President 2018-2020

Cornhusker Fly Fishers Events – Spring & Summer 2020
March 18th Club Meeting – CANCELED
March 21st Spring Fling 2020 – Postponed Indefinitely**See Note Below**
April 15th Club Meeting – To Be Determined – Stay tuned for updates
April 18th – Saturday Fish Out – Weeping Water Nebraska 10am to 2pm Still On
May 20th – Club Meeting – To Be Determined – Stay tuned for updates
May 23rd – Agnes Adams 1-Fly Bluegill Contest – Lake Burchard – Still On
June 17th - Club Meeting – Family Fishing / Pot Luck – Louisville Lakes – Still On
June 20th – Fly Fishing School – Still On
July 15th – Club Meeting – Fish Out – Jenny Newman – Still On
July 18th – Carpfest – Still On
**Spring Fling 2020 Ticket Purchasers**: If you purchased a ticket to Spring Fling 2020, your ticket will be valid at the next Spring Fling/Club Banquet, whether we are able to reschedule our banquet in 2020, or we are forced to postpone Spring Fling to 2021, you will already have your ticket. If you would like a refund, contact us, we will be able to arrange it.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 2020 Club Events

Our February 19th meeting will be at the Schramm Park Outdoor Education Center.  (Directions Here)

Our main program will be a presentation on Reading Trout Streams, by our resident meteorologists  and trout enthusiast, Mark Anderson.  We’ll have a full raffle and as well as our Fly Month Contest (the Skinny Nelson).  Hope to see you all there!

Mark Anderson and a great brown trout
We'll also be having a club Tie In on Saturday the 22nd from 10am to 2pm at the Schramm Park Outdoor Education Center.  We'll be tying flies for Ted True Trout, one of our traditional Spring Fling auction items!

And don't forget, Spring Fling 2020 is next month. Grab you tickets here!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

January Club Events & Rod Guide Calculator

Our January 15th meeting will be at the Schramm Park Outdoor Education Center.  (Directions Here)

We will have a presentation on rod building, from Mark Forster, our Project Healing Waters Lead.  We’ll have a full raffle and our First Fly of the Month contest of 2020 (the Black Stonefly Nymph).  Hope to see you all there!

Mark has included some supplemental material that will be referenced during his presentation. A Rod Guide Spacing Calculator.  Download the calculator HERE

The club will be at Backwoods Omaha Tuesday the 14th from 6-8 pm for a Tie-In.  Feel free to bring one of your favorite beverages and tie some flies for next season! 

Our 1st Tie in of the season is Saturday the 18th from 10am to 2pm at the Schramm Park Outdoor Education Center. 

The club will also be at the River City Outdoor Expo (Council Bluffs, IA) from January 17th through the 19th, and the Nebraska Boat Sport & Travel Show (Lincoln, NE) from January 31st through February 2nd.