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  

June 2019
Hybrid Carp Worm
June's fly of the month is the Hybrid Carp Worm (Montana’s Hybrid Worm).  The fly was created by John “Montana” Bartlett to imitate freshwater clams and mussels in the Columbia River basin of the Pacific Northwest. This fly is a combination or “hybrid” of a soft hackle nymph and a san juan worm.  It looks like a worm, clam, or nymph, at the same time and allows a carp to see the food it wants!  Don’t leave home without one if you’re planning on targeting carp!  


The Hybrid Carp Worm
Hook: #10-6 Salmon Egg hook, Tiemco 105, Gamakatsu C14S, or Saltwater Live Bait hook
Thread: Black 140 Denier UTC thread.
Weight: Large Bead chain, brass, or Lead eyes depending on desired sink rate
Tail: Wine (Burgundy), Red, Pink, Tan, or Olive Ultra Chenille (San juan worm chenille)
Body: Peacock herl, cactus chenille, or peacock colored nymph dubbing.
Hackle: 1 "Soft" hackle feather -  Brown, natural, or grizzly, Hen neck/saddle.  Natural or grey partridge feather. Or natural or yellow died pheasant rump feather.

















May 2019
Muddler Minnow
The muddler minnow is one of the standard/classic streamers that should be in every angler's fly box.  This fly mimics a small sculpin, goby, or other baitfish that inhabit our local waters.  This is a great fly to practice your deer hair spinning techniques.  The great thing about the muddler minnow, it has infinite variations and has influenced many "modern" streamers that are used to target huge brown trout.


April 2019
The Egg Fly (Glo Bug)

Tied to imitate a single salmon or trout egg, with simple materials, this fly is deadly for all species of trout and salmon.  A stout hook, strong thread, and some egg yarn is all you need to fill a box with these simple flies.  A white egg fly is a perfect fly to use for carp during cottonwood fluff season.  A bright chartreuse egg fly is a great attention grabbing pattern for bluegill and sunfish.  Orange/peach with a red dot is a close imitation of natural trout or salmon eggs.

Egg Fly
Hook: #6-12 Salmon Egg hook, Tiemco 105, Gamakatsu C14S
Thread: White 100 or 200 Denier GSP thread, Kevlar thread, or 250 Denier UTC thread.
Egg Body: Pink, orange, white, or peach colored McFly Foam or Egg yarn.
















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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