You need to connect your fly to your tippet -- you need to connect your tippet to your leader - you need to connect your leader to a butt section - you need to connect the butt section to your flyline - well, you get the idea.
It takes a lot of knots - and a lot of different KINDS of knots - to present your fly to a (hopefully) eager fish. And those knots need to be tied correctly if you want to fight and land that fish.
OnTuesday evening, May 16, at 7:00pm, at the Moreland Apts meeting room, Flycasters is holding an Introductory Knots Class taught by Bob Laskodi.
8 different knots will be featured - the Uni-Knot - The Eugene Bend - The Non Slip Mono Loop - The Seaguar Knot - The Blood Knot - The Nail Knot - The Perfection Loop - The Surgeon's Knot
Space is limited to 12 members - materials and tools will be provided - or participants can bring their own nippers and 8 to 12 pound tippet.
Sign up at the May 10th meeting - cost will be $10 per member - cash or checks payable to Flycasters Inc.
On Tuesday May 23rd - Flycasters will be holding a one day fishout for Shad on the Sacramento River. Fishmaster Bob Laskodi has turned this event into an annual tradition. The day begins at 11:00am and we fish until dark - around 9:00pm - for all the details see the April Flylines - File Sharing menu above --
Rooster Comb Ranch is tucked away in the Hamilton Range near Henry Coe State Park and includes great private water fishing for bass and panfish. Flycasters will have exclusive use of the ranch Memorial Day Weekend
Get all the details from the fishout template
Go to the File Sharing Menu and click on 2017 Fishouts
For those of you who want access to fish close to home you can't beat the Pacific Ocean - which is barely an hour away. Luke Sing and Mike Lovejoy are hosting a Surf Perch fishout at Rio Del Mar on Saturday June 3rd- this is a morning fishout for Surf Perch. Contact Luke Sing for all the details -
Flycasters will begin its second series of Fly Tying Classes on April 26 - at the Moreland Aps meeting room - Corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave., - 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
The Intermediate Fly Tying Classes are aimed at those members who took the Beginning Classes and want to expand their skills and for those who already have some fly tying skills and want to improve.
The classes take place over 4 nights - April 26th, May 3rd, 17h, and 24th -- all Wednesdays -
You will need to bring your own vise, bobbin, thread (black, 3/0, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin, and hair stacker
Each night 2 patterns are learned so you get materials and instructions for 8 flies --
All for only $20
You must be a member of Flycasters to take the classes - you can join online - see the About Us menu above and choose the Membership option --
or you can join the club on the first night of class -
For more details see page 14 of the April issue of the club newsletter Flylines - go to the File Sharing menu above and choose the folder 2017 Flylines and then open the 04-2017 FLYLINES file