Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Club Meeting!

We are excited to be back at Schramm Park Education Center 
for the first time since spring of 2020! 

There will be a raffle, name tag drawing, fly of the month results and best of all,
Eric Einspahr will be talking about Nebraska Trout Fishing and Small Stream Tactics.

Date: October 20th, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm


Friday, September 24, 2021


       The fly of the month for October 
      is the Clouser Minnow Streamer

Be sure to tune into Facebook live on Oct. 14th at 8pm 

for Eric and Larry's Fly tutorial.

Fly submissions are due Oct. 17th at midnight.  

Send those pics into cornhuskerflyofthemonth@gmail.com

We will vote by an online survey and announce the winners at the next meeting!

Meeting will be at

Schramm Park Outdoor Education Center

on October 20th at 6 P.M.

Have fun and good luck!


Photo Credit to Tridentflyfishing.com

Hook: Mustad 34007 Saltwater hook, sizes 1/0 through 8/0
Thread: White Danville Flat Waxed, 6/0
Eyes: Dumbell Eyes (size to match hook)
Belly: White Bucktail
Flash: Gold Krystal Flash
Back: Olive Bucktail
Head: Tying Thread
Head Coating: Cement or epoxy

Friday, August 27, 2021

September Fly of the Month!

Be sure to tune into Facebook live on Sept. 9th at 8pm 

for Eric and Larry's Fly tutorial.

Fly submissions are due Sept. 12th at midnight.  

Send those pics into cornhuskerflyofthemonth@gmail.com

We will vote by an online survey and announce the winners at the next meeting!

Meeting will be at Mahoney State Park

 at the Century Link Lake at 6pm on September 15th.

Have fun and good luck!

El Camino Stonefly Foam Dry Fly

Photo Credit by FlyFisherman.com

Hook: #6-#12 Tiemco 200R
Thread: Black 3/0 Monocord or 6/0 UniThread 
Legs: Medium orange-barred rubber legs
Overbody: Cinnamon Fly Foam, 2mm
Body: Rusty Brown Ice Dub
Overwing: Dyed Orange cow elk or deer hair
Underwing: Pearl Midge Flash
Indicator: 1.5mm Orange Fly Foam

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 The fly of the month for 

August is the Backstabber Carp Fly

Send in a photo of your fly to Cornhuskerflyofthemonth@gmail.com by August 15th and we will vote with an online survey through email and announce the winner at our next club meeting!

Club meeting with be at Jenny Newman Lake in Platte River State Park on August 18th at 6pm.

Credit by In The Riffle

IN THE RIFFLE Backstabber Carp Fly Recipe:

Hook: #04-08 Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: Olive UTC 140
Eyes: Black Brass Eyes
Body: Red Squirrel Nymph Abdomen SLF Whitlock Dubbing >>
Tail: Burnt Orange Marabou
Collar: Natural India Hen Back

Friday, July 16, 2021

 Carpfest 2021

Welcome to the fifth annual Cornhusker Carpfest sponsored by the Cornhusker Fly Fishers.

2-Day Contest this year.  Saturday July 24th through July 25th!

 Cornhusker Carpfest is a fly fishing contest for what else... CARP!!!  Not only is this a chance to show off your fly fishing skills and meet fellow anglers, but this contest is also a great way to support the carp-on-the-fly community here in the heartland!

 Cornhusker Carpfest will be a virtual format this year. 

Contact Contest Organizer Larry Dostal at - creekychub@gmail.com or instagram.com/larrydostal

Keep Scrolling for all the details....

Where and When:

Contest takes place Saturday July 24 through July 25th, at ANY PUBLIC WATER. 
  • Registration deadline is 9:00 PM Friday July 23rd. 
  • Cost of entry is $15 for each participant
  • Contact Larry Dostal (creekychub@gmail.com) to register and for shipping info for your new Carpfest hat!
  • Official start time is 6:00am on July 24th.
  • Official closing time is 9:00pm July 25th sharp.  Any photos not submitted to Larry past 9:00pm will not count toward your limit.
  • Any PUBLIC  body of water is fair game to fish for the contest, just submit your pictures before the "weigh in".                                          
  • Participants are responsible for their own Fishing Permits and/or Park Entry Stickers.
Official 2021 Contest Rules:
  • Contest is Saturday July 24th 6am through July 25th 9pm.
  • This is a catch, photo, & release contest (CPR). 
  • A Digital Camera or Camera Phone is required. 
  • Fly fishing only. 
  • Absolutely NO: pre-baiting, chumming, snagging, foul hooking, or adding scent to flies. Any evidence of these will lead to disqualification of angler, and you will be forever shunned.
  • Only Common Carp and Grass Carp count this year!!! (No goldfish, buffalo or sucker species). 
  • SOLO PARTICIPANTS - No limit to the amount of carp you can catch, only the three biggest carp will count towards the grand prize for the solo angler.  That is an angler's 3 longest carp measurements & pictures will win 1st place in the solo angler category.
  • TEAM PARTICIPANTS - May be 2 or 3 anglers.  Team members must be designated prior to start of the tournament.  Rad team name encouraged.  Team anglers must fish together the duration of the tournament.  1st place in the team category goes to the most carp landed by the team.  To encourage getting new anglers addicted to carp.  2 bonus carp will be added to a team's tally if the team has a member that has never landed a carp on the fly before, and successfully lands a carp.  This new angler must be an active participant on the team the duration of the contest.
  • No limit to the amount of carp you can catch, only the three biggest carp will count towards the grand prize.  That is, each angler’s 3 longest carp measurements & pictures will win 1st place. 
  • Additional prizes will be awarded for: smallest carp, biggest carp, ugliest carp, best photo, and a few others TBD.  (These will be up for grabs for all Cornhusker Carpfest participants).
  • Carp will be measured to the nearest 1/2 inch. Bump boards preferred, but tape measures will be accepted. Carp lengths are for biggest/smallest/biggest 3-fish limit(solo  angler).Picture of measurement process not required, JUST BE HONEST.
  • A Cornhusker Carpfest "pass-code" will be distributed Friday Night July 23rd.  This code must be present in photographs to count for the tournament.  Write on a piece of paper or your hand and make plainly visible for the photographs.
  • "Weigh in" will be 9pm on Saturday July 25t- SHARP – All Photo’s must be submitted by 9pm to Larry Dostal at creekychub@gmail.com or by Text Message to Larry
  • "Weigh in" will consist of Carpfest judges inspecting the photographs and adding up carp lengths.  Carpfest judge reserves right to approve all photographs and has final say on judgment. 
  • Winners will be announced 9pm Sunday July 25th.
  • This is a casual carp appreciation contest designed to get up fellow carp anglers together.
  • Respect the fish, stay safe, stay hydrated, and have a great time!!
  There will be great prizes for:
  • Angler with longest 3 carp
  • Smallest Carp
  • Biggest Carp
  • Most Carp Caught
  • Additional prizes/awards...
How to measure your carp...Just make sure your "token" is in the picture during the tournament. 
Measure to the tip of the tail. 17 1/2 inches exactly
You'll receive the tournament "CODE" Friday night July 23rd  . Make sure to include it in your photos during the tournament or the fish wont count!  You can submit more than 1 picture of a fish, and add a hero shot / grip and grin or two.

Join the Facebook event for Cornhusker Carpfest 2021, follow Larry Dostal on Instagram, and/or simply bookmark this page to stay up to date on the latest tournament news.  If you have a question about Cornhusker Carpfest, drop a comment here or the other social media pages, or drop Larry an email at creekychub@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

July fly of the Month is the
 20 Incher Stonefly Nymph

Photo Credit Fly Fish Food

  • Hook: Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook - 10
  • Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Camel
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Copper - 5/32" (3.8mm)
  • Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .020
  • Tail: Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots - Brown
  • Rib: UTC Ultra Wire - Copper - Brassie
  • Body : Peacock Eye Sticks
  • Thorax: Natural Furs Dubbing - Fox Squirrel
  • Wingcase: Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail - Select Pair
  • Legs : Premium Partridge Feathers - Natural
  • Glue : Loon Soft Head - Clear

    Send a photo of your fly to cornhuskerflyofthemonth@gmail.com
    Due Date is July 18th at Midnight!

    We will announce the winner at the club meeting at
     Louisville State Recreation Area on July 21st!


    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!