Friday, May 18, 2018

Agnes Adams One Fly Bluegill Contest 2018 UPDATE

This Saturday (May 19th) CFF will be having its annual Agnes Adams One Fly Bluegill Contest at Burchard Lake.  Click HERE for directions.


We'll have lunch at 11:00  at the picnic shelter. CFF will be providing GRILLED HOT DOGS!!! so please bring a side or dessert to share! (and a comfortable chair to sit) 

Contest Rules:

  • Check in for the contest will be at 11:00 am with the contest official (EARLY THIS YEAR DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER)
  • You can sign up with a partner (a witness) or the official will assign you one
  • 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 for 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.
  • The contestant that catches the highest number of bluegill wins. (pure-bread Bluegill only).
  • This is a quantity, not quality contest.  
  • CONTEST TIME LIMITS WILL BE DETERMINED DAY OF CONTEST
  • If the Weather cooperates - The Contest begins at 12:00 with the sound of a horn.
  • The horn will sound at 1:50 pm noting 10 minutes left in the contest.
  • The final horn will sound at 2:00 pm ending the contest.
  • The contestant's counts will be collaborated with the witness and the contest official,
  • ANY DEAD FISH WILL DEDUCT 10 FROM THE CONTESTANT'S COUNT
  • Boats, canoes, float tubes are all allowed. Shore stalking/wading only
  • The winner has their name engraved on the Traveling Plaque to live on in glory!!! 
This is all in good fun and we hope to see you all there!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Cornhusker Fly Fishers Events

Summer is here! ....wait... don't we usually have spring!?!? Either way, the Cornhusker Fly Fishers have a full slate of events to fill your fly fishing needs this open water season.

First thing on the agenda is a Tie-In, Tuesday May 8th, at Backwoods Omaha in the Aksarben Village from 6-8PM.  We'll be hanging out and demonstrating fly tying techniques to all those interested.  Feel free to bring your favorite beverage (beer or otherwise).

This Month's Meeting is Wednesday the 16th at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  Click Here For Directions.  Doors open at 6:30pm and Meeting officially starts at 7.


Our May club meeting will be a special presentation from club president, Larry Dostal.  Larry will be talking about catching carp on the fly in the cornhusker state.  He'll also be demonstrating the June Fly of The Month, the mulberry (along with a few other favorite carp flies).  If you've ever wanted to tangle with ultimate freshwater sport fish, don't miss this meeting! We have a great raffle this month and our May fly of the month is the legendary and classic Closuer Minnow.  Check our Fly of the Month tab if you need to learn how to tie it!

Thursday May 17th is the Beer & Gear festival at Backwoods Omaha in Aksarben Village from 5-9PM.  There will be all manners of fly fishing vendors, casting competitions, prizes, and of course... Beer.  Cornhusker Fly Fishers will have a table set up, stop by and see us!

Saturday May 19th is our annual Agnes Adams 1-Fly Bluegill Contest at Burchard Lake.  Stay tuned for more details on that.
 
IT'S TIME TO GO FISHING!!!

Tight Lines Everyone!


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