Fly of the Month

These are the fly patterns our members have chosen for our "Fly of The Month" fly tying contest.  Cornhusker Fly Fisher Members bring their best rendition of the assigned "Fly of the Month" to that month's meeting, and the present members vote on their favorite!  A photo of the month's winning fly will be posted once a winner is chosen. 

To see original fly patterns developed by CFF members, be sure to check out  Member Flies  

March 2019
The Woolly Bugger

One of the most ubiquitous fly patterns that will catch every fish that swims in the Cornhusker State.  The woolly bugger doesn’t mimic any specific fish food item, but resembles a bug… or a minnow… or a crawfish… or maybe a leech.  Standby colors are olive, black, and white, but there’s no reason not to experiment with bright colors.  Purple is a largemouth bass favorite. 
Black Woolly Bugger
Hook: #4-12 2xl nymph hook
Thread: UTC 140 Color That Matches Chenille or bright highlight color
Tail: Black Marabou
Body: Medium Chenille
Rib: Small Brass Wire, Silver or copper
Hackle: Woolly Bugger Hackle, Grizzly or Black colored
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February 2019
Caddis flies are staple food source in many trout streams and bodies of water in the Cornhusker State.  Verdigre Creek has a stable base of "cased" caddis flies that make up a large portion of the diet of the trout there.  This pattern is simple to tie, with a body made entirely of dubbing.  Vary the weight of the fly to allow proper depth control and to keep your fly drifting naturally along the bottom.
Caddis Nymph
Hook: #12 - #18 nymph/scud/emerger  hook
Thread: Red- 70 denier or 8/0
Rib: Small brass wire
Body/Case: Green or tan nymph dubbing
Thorax/legs: Black nymph dubbing
Head: Black tungsten or brass bead















January 2019
The Blood Worm fly is an imitation of midge larvae.  These small, segmented worms are a staple food source for trout and other fish during the winter months.  The blood worm gets its name from the hemoglobin bloodline through the middle of the worm.  These flies are super simple to tie, so spin up a bunch and dead drift them to your next trout!
Simple Blood Worm Fly
Hook: #14 - #22 nymph/scud/emerger  hook
Thread: Red- 70 denier or 8/0
Rib/Body: Small Red or Clear V-Rib (soft vinyl rib material)









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