2024 Spring Fling


2024 Spring Fling

Who: Tom Rosenbauer
When: March 23, 2024
Time: 9AM - 4PM
Where: Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE
Cost: $40

Ticket prices are $40 per person for age 16 and over, or $5 for those 15 and under.  (Tickets purchased before March 23rd will receive Five Free Raffle Tickets)

Tickets are encouraged to be purchased in advance. You can purchase them in person at our monthly meetings, at fly tying events, through the mail, or on the day of the event.

If you want to purchase tickets through the mail, 
please print this form and send in your check to the address on the bottom of the form.

* Nebraska State Park Entry Permit that is Not included in Ticket. *

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. 

Our guest speaker will be

Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer has been with the Orvis Company for 44 years, and while there has been a fishing school instructor, copywriter, public relations director, merchandise manager, and was editor of The Orvis News for 10 years. He is currently their chief marketing enthusiast, which is what they call people when they don’t know what else to do with them..  As merchandise manager, web merchandiser, and catalog director, the titles under his direction have won numerous Gold Medals in the Multichannel Merchant Awards. 


Tom was awarded Fly Rod & Reel’s “Angler of the Year Award” for 2011 for his educational efforts through his books, magazine articles, and podcasts.


Tom has been a fly fisher for 50 years, and was a commercial fly tier by age 14.  He has fished extensively across North America and has also fished on Christmas Island, the Bahamas, Belize, in Kamchatka, Chile, and on the fabled English chalk streams .  He is credited with bringing Bead-Head flies to North America, and is the inventor of the Big Eye hook, Magnetic Net Retriever, and tungsten beads for fly tying.  He has about 20 fly fishing books in print, including The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Reading Trout Streams, Prospecting for Trout, Casting Illusions, Fly-Fishing in America, Approach and Presentation, Trout Foods and Their Imitations; Nymphing Techniques; Leaders, Knots, and Tippets, The Orvis Guide to Dry-Fly Techniques, The Orvis Fly Fishing Encyclopedia, and The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide, which won a 2001 National Outdoor Book Award.  His collaboration with photographer Andy Anderson, Salt, also won a National Outdoor Book Award in 2014.  He has also been published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Catalog Age, Fly Fisherman, Gay’s Sporting Journal, Sporting Classics, Fly Rod & Reel, Audubon, Men’s Journal, and others. His latest book, Fly Fishing for Trout—The Next Level, was published in November of 2016.  Tom is the writer and narrator of “The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast,” one of the top outdoor podcasts on iTunes. He lives with his wife and son in southern Vermont on the banks of his favorite trout stream.


Learn to tie flies from some of the greatest fly tiers in the business including Charlie Craven, A.K. Best, Bob Clouser, Kelly Galloup 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!