For more than a decade Flycasters has held a Swap Meet instead of a formal club meeting in July - this year the Swap Meet will be held on July 12th - at the Moreland Apts meeting room. Doors will open early at 6:00pm and business should be concluded by 8:30pm --- Doors locked at 9:00
SELLERS MUST BRING A BLANKET OR SHEETS OR BUTCHER PAPER TO PROTECT THE TABLES FROM BEING SCRATCHED -- THIS IS MANDATORY FOR YOU TO DISPLAY YOUR GOODS
First - every year members bring loads of their "extra" gear, clothes, flies, fly tying materials, books, and everything fly fishing related you can think of. There are always bargains -- sellers leave with less gear than they brought and buyers leave with more gear than when they came in. Especially for those new to fly fishing or new to the club it is a great place to buy the gear you need at really low prices.
Second - The Tournament Casting Team will be raising money for the ACA National Casting Tournament - being hosted by San Jose Flycasters July 26 - 30 This will be another opportunity to show your support
Third - the Conservation Committee will be selling items on its table and the proceeds help fund the efforts of the Conservation Committee - theirs is typically the largest table with the most gear and some of the best bargains.
Fourth - it is a great social event. Everyone gets to hang out and talk --- all night long ---- Plan trips, catch up with one another, and simply socialize.
Fifth -- the only formal business is that you can sign up for any upcoming fishouts, seminars, clinics, and other club events. Sign up sheets and the fishmasters will be on hand to answer questions.
It is a great event -- hope you can make it ...
Our annual picnic is scheduled for Sunday August 20th at the Los Gatos Creek Park in Campbell where our casting ponds are located.
All Flycasters members and their families are invited to attend.
The cost of the picnic is $10 each.
For that $10 you will get Tri-tip BBQ’d by Les Page. There will also be side dishes, drinks and dessert. All are asked to bring a side dish to share. We will provide the main course and the drinks.
Parking costs $6/car. You can park outside the park and walk in, or if you are a geezer, you can get a senior parking pass.
You have two ways to make reservations and pay. #1. Go to the Meetings tab above and choose Online Store reserve and pay via Pay Pal.
#2. Send an email to Irene Bennitt and tell her that you want to come and that you will bring your $10 to the picnic. Remember, if you do it this way, you have committed to paying Irene.
Please make your reservations as soon as possible so that we have enough food and not too much left over.
It will start about 11am.
Hope to see you all there.
TONY YAP CASTING CLINIC – Thursday June 22
“Presentation is everything” Understanding the mechanics of fly casting will go a long way to improving your accuracy and distance, and a more efficient casting motion will allow you to fish longer with less arm fatigue.
The clinic will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday – June 22nd – until dusk.
Tony Yap is an accomplished fly fisher, a fantastic teacher, and a very successful tournament winning fly caster, a three time National Champion. His list of accomplishments in competitive fly casting is truly impressive.
Bring your favorite fly rod. Anything between 5 and 10 weight, with a reel and weight forward floating line, appropriate leader and tippet and some yarn (no hooks).
Bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Use your camera or phone to video.
Be sure to bring protective eyewear. Sunglasses or eyeglasses - just as long as they cover your eyes. This is a requirement, without eye protection you cannot attend the clinic.
The BBQ will be on and hot dogs and brats will be available. Please bring something to drink (water, soda, beer, wine) and additional treats to share (deserts, salad, etc.)
The clinic is FREE for members and parking at the ponds is $6 - payable at the kiosk - they do ticket non-payers
RSVP Mason Seim at firstname.lastname@example.org