Tom Key will be teaching the rod building classes. Tom is an expert rod builder having built numerous bamboo, fiberglass, and graphite rods over the years. Albert Yi, who has many years of experience in rod building will assist him.
The seminar will take place over 6 nights - Tuesday's and Thursday's beginning January 16th and 18th and then continue after a two (2) week break --- the break between the first sessions and the following classes will give members time to buy blanks and materials they need to build a rod. Continue on February 6th and 8th, and February 13th and 15th.Sessions begin at 7:00pm, Moreland Apts Activities Center
4375 Payne Ave, San Jose, CA
Cost is $20 - Space is limited to 12 members -- Sign up at the December meeting - For information contact Mason Seim
Topics will include:
An overview of rod building
Selecting a fly rod blank
Marking the spline
Tools and materials used in building fly rods
Attaching reel seats
Building and attaching cork handles
Guide spacing and wrapping
Finishing coats - marking your fly rod - slow drying motors
Resources and answering questions
If you fished, attended a class, caught fish, went to a seminar, netted fish, spent time at the ponds, held a fish, tied flies, wished you had caught a fish, stood alongside a river or stream, cursed because you missed a fish, floated on a lake ... if you participated in a club fishout or other activity (and got caught on film – FILM?!? What’s film??? ) Then chances are you will be featured on the big screen in the December Program –
The Flycasters YEAR IN REVIEW.
Always one of the most anticipated shows of the year is the one in which we take a look at ourselves - usually grinning from ear to ear with a big fish in our hands.
Hopefully many hundreds of photos have been submitted for Rich Stevens to assemble into a program that highlights all the activities Flycasters have pursued throughout 2017.
Make plans to attend the December 13th meeting and see what we did and how much fun we had.
"When you least expect it - you're elected .... You're the star today.
SMILE, you're on candid camera !!”
Meetings are the Moreland Apts meeting room - the northeast corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave. Park across the street and use the crosswalk - Lock valuable out of sight, unfortunately there have been a few break-ins over the last couple of years. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:15 ---- See you there ---
One of the most anticipated events every year is Flycasters Annual Conservation Fundraiser
Circle Saturday January 27th on your 2018 calendar - the Fundraiser is always a fun AND important event.
Once again we will be at the Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Avenue. We have rented the Orchard City Room - a very large banquet hall. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and of course, a buffet banquet are all part of the festivities for the evening.
Prizes will again include discounted lodge trips to Alaska and other destinations - and gear, flies, clothing, and all kinds of fly fishing accessories - as well as plenty of prizes for the non-angler.
The doors will open at 5:00pm - tickets are only $55 each - if you buy 2 tickets before December 31st you will get 20 free raffle tickets (10 each) - you can purchase tickets at our ONLINE STORE - look under the Meetings tab above -pay via PayPal
Mark Davidson from The Nature Conservancy will be the featured guest speaker.
You can also fill out a reservation form and pay with a check or cash at the December - or January club meetings.
Find the reservation form in the File Sharing menu above - open the Conservation Fundraiser folder - and print your 2018 Banquet Reservation Form -
A FULL LIST of donors and prizes will be forthcoming
The Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Banquet is a terrific event each year. It sells out every year so buy your tickets early!