Thursday, June 17, 2021

2021 Bass Competition!!


This year we are including Largemouth AND Smallmouth!!  

This Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th!

Starts at sunup on Saturday and ends sundown on Sunday!





Sunday, May 23, 2021


June's fly of the Month is the


 Mulberry Carp Fly/Dostal's Mulberry Fly



Photo by Larry Dostal




Larry and Eric will have a live Facebook tutorial for this fly on Thursday June 10th!

Send a photo of your fly to cornhuskerflyofthemonth@gmail.com
Due Date is June 13th at Midnight!

We will announce the results at the club meeting on June 16.  


Sunday, May 16, 2021


This Saturday (May 22, 2021) CFF will be having our annual

 Agnes Adams One Fly Bluegill Contest!


This will be a virtual contest this year again!



Contest Rules:
  1. 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 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
  2. Only bluegill count in your total. Hybrids and other panfish do not. (Green sunfish, Redear, crappie, etc.)
  3. Fishing will run from 10am through 12pm(Saturday May 22)
  4. Fish counts are due by 12:30pm.  Email the club account or text Eric directly.  

The contestant that catches the highest number of bluegill wins!
(Pure-bread Bluegill only)

Keep an eye on your email for updates on the leaderboard and important info!!


This is all in good fun and wish everyone good luck!!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

 The fly of the month for May

 is the 

Game Changer


Bring your fly to the club meeting and we will vote on them in person!!

Meeting is May 19 at Louisville State Park at 6pm!









Thursday, May 6, 2021

 

Summer Club Events!



Hello Cornhusker Fly Fishers!

 

We are excited to announce our IN PERSON summer event schedule. Larry and Eric will continue to do our Facebook Live Fly Tying, but club meetings will move to fish outs this summer. Raffles and pot luck suppers are suspended until further notice out of caution, so make sure to bring your own food and drinks to events!

 

Our events:

Saturday May 8th: Virtual Tie in with Tammy Goodwater via Zoom



Thursday May 13: Larry/Eric Facebook Live Fly Tying: Game Changer Fly

 

Wednesday May 19th: Regular Club Meeting – In person!

-Louisville State Park 6-8PM

-Monthly Fly Tying Contest will be held in person like normal!

 

Saturday May 22nd – Agnes Adams One Fly Contest - In Person!

-Will be held at various locations again this year. Organized groups will be meeting at Bowling Lake, Flanigan, and Platte River State Park.

-Details and rules to follow!

 

Wednesday May 26th: Discover Fly Fishing Event with Nebraska Game and Parks - In Person!

-Holmes Lake 6-8PM

-Volunteer to help teach fly casting, fly tying, and answer general questions!

 

Wednesday June 2nd: Discover Fly Fishing Event with Nebraska Game and Parks - In Person!

-Fontenelle Park 6-8PM

-Volunteer to help teach fly casting, fly tying, and answer general questions!

 

Wednesday June 16th: Regular Club Meeting In Person:

-Jenny Newman Lake/Platte River State Park 6-8PM

-Monthly Fly Tying Contest will be held in person like normal!

-Club swap meet will also be held

 

Saturday June 19th: CFF Bass Contest

-Details to come!

 

Wednesday June 23rd: Discover Fly Fishing Event with Nebraska Game and Parks - In Person!

-Kramer Lake, Bellevue 6-8PM

-Volunteer to help teach fly casting, fly tying, and answer general questions!

 

Wednesday July 21st: Regular Club Meeting In Person:

-Louisville State Park 6-8PM

-Monthly Fly Tying Contest will be held in person like normal!

 

Saturday July 24th: CFF Carp Fest

-Details to come

 

Wednesday July 27th: Discover Fly Fishing Event with Nebraska Game and Parks - In Person!

-Mormon Island State Rec Area, Grand Island 6-8PM

-Volunteer to help teach fly casting, fly tying, and answer general questions!

 

Wednesday August 18th: Regular Club Meeting In Person:

-Jenny Newman Lake/Platte River State Park 6-8PM

-Monthly Fly Tying Contest will be held in person like normal!

 

Saturday August 21st: Tentative Date for Annual Fly Fishing School - In Person!

 

Wednesday Sept 15th: Regular Club Meeting In Person:

-Louisville State Park 6-8PM

-Monthly Fly Tying Contest will be held in person like normal!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Today!!

Light Spring Fling

WITH KIRK DEETER!!

He is from Trout Unlimited, Editor of Trout Magazine, has fished around the world and is an author of several books, most notably The little red book of fly fishing.
He will be doing a presentation on the state of fly fishing in America in 2021 and tips and tricks he has learned from fishing around the world that will make you a better angler anywhere!
We are going to have raffle prizes and there will be a couple silent auctions as well.

Join us this Saturday April 24th!

TIME: 9am to 12pm

PLACE: The Wanahoo Education Building at Wanahoo Lake.

COST: FREE!!



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April Club Events!

 Add all these events to your calendars now!


April 15th Zoom Meeting with Skip Morris!

 

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Our Zoom fly tying video is going to work a little differently this month. We have lined up nationally renowned fly tying author Skip Morris! He will be talking to our club via Zoom about Bluegill and Bass Fishing, and he will be tying up one of his favorite bluegill patterns. Many of you may remember Skip from a presentation a few years ago, and we are happy to welcome him back!

 

Since Skip is giving us one of his professional presentations, this meeting will not be broadcast on Facebook Live… we will be using the club’s Zoom account. You can access that meeting on April 15th at 7PM, I will send out a link to the Zoom meeting when it is ready.

 

We will also be able to post a link to the video for the club for one week after the presentation. That link will be sent out to club members after the video.

 

Larry and I will not be demonstrating this month’s fly of the month, the Parachute Adams as a result. We will link to an instructional video on the website and the Facebook page.

 

 

Wednesday April 21st: Club Fish Out at Century Link

 

 

Thursday April 22nd, 8PM: Larry/Eric’s Facebook Live Club Meeting - Topic TBD

 

 

Saturday April 24th, 9AM-12PM: Spring Fling with Kirk Deeter – IN PERSON!

 

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Where: Wanahoo Education Building**

 

Cost: No cost for tickets due to Covid-19

 

**You are not required to have an NRD parking pass while attending the event at the education building.** If you do however want to fish afterwards, you will need a NRD park permit.

 

This will be our first in person club meeting with a special guest Kirk Deeter from Trout Unlimited.  We are having a raffle as well; as well as recognizing some of our awards from 2020 that we were not able to celebrate in the moment.

 

Unfortunately, we will not be providing food or drinks due to Covid-19.  

 

*All participants will be required to wear a mask while in the building!*

 

**Spring Fling 2020 Ticket Purchasers**: If you purchased a ticket to Spring Fling 2020, your ticket will be valid at the 2022 Spring Fling/Club Banquet, whether we are able to reschedule our banquet in 2021, or we are forced to postpone Spring Fling to 2022, you will already have your ticket. If you would like a refund, contact us, we will be able to arrange it.**

 

 

And Coming This Summer… Discover Fly Fishing Events With Nebraska Game and Parks!

 

I will be reaching out to the club in the near future as Larry Pape (club member and Educational Specialist with Nebraska Game and Parks) would like to arrange for club members to teach fly fishing and fly tying at the following events:

 

May 26th: Holmes Lake - Lincoln

June 2nd: Fontanel Forrest - Omaha

June 23rd: Cramer Lake – Bellevue

July 27th: Mormon Island – Grand Island


If you are available to volunteer to teach casting or demonstrate fly tying at any/all these events, please let me know ASAP!