2023 Spring Fling

2023 Spring Fling

Who: Kelly Galloup
When: March 18th - Time is 10am - 3:15pm
Where: Mallet Lodge inside Platte River State Park
Cost: Ticket prices are $35 per person for age 16 and over, or $5 for those 15 and under.  (Tickets purchased before March 18th will receive Five Free Raffle Tickets)

 Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE, in person at our monthly meetings, at fly tying events, or the day of the event. Credit/Debit cards accepted at monthly meetings or day of event!

About Spring Fling

The Cornhusker Fly Fishers Spring fling is an event designed kick off the start of the fishing for the year.  This event brings together the members of the club for a great day of fly tying seminars, raffles, silent auction items, and of course, food!  Lunch/drinks are included in your ticket price and is also accompanied by doughnuts, coffee in the morning and pie for dessert. Nebraska State Park Entry Permit Not included in Ticket.

Our guest speaker will be

Kelly Galloup!

Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and still manages to run a couple trips a year. Kelly owned and operated The Troutsman fly shop and guide service in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman in 2001, and purchased The Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River in southwest Montana. 

Kelly has written three books, Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout 1 and 2 and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD's on fly tying and fishing. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and was awarded the Charles E Brooks memorial life award in 2007. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold worldwide, and is currently a signature tier for Montana Fly Company and works as an ambassador for Renzetti Vise.  He is also a rod and line designer for several companies like Powell, St Croix, Burkheimer and Echo rods and SA and Airflo fly lines. 

Kelly has been published in every major fly fishing periodical in the U.S. Kelly was also the host of Fly Fish TV with Kelly Galloup, but now hangs his hat on his extensive how-to and fly tying YouTube channel. As one of the most sought after speakers in the country, Kelly spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and sports shows across the country.


Learn to tie flies from some of the greatest fly tiers in the business including Charlie Craven, A.K. Best, Bob Clouser, Tim Holschlag and more! Learn about some of the best guided trips offered around the world, swap stories about your latest catch or check out some of the latest gear. Participate in the raffle and silent auction which often includes new reels, rods, boxes full of flies, vests, tying supplies and equipment, gift certificates and even guided trips!