Without question ... the most anticipated program of our calendar year is the December FLYCASTERS YEAR IN REVIEW.
Club Historian Rich Stevens has been slaving over the hundreds of photos club members have submitted and he will be showing us in all our glory -- or infamy -- as the case may be.
The club meeting will be in the usual spot at Moreland Apts meeting room - corner of Payne and Saratoga - Doors open at 6:15pm for socializing and then at 7:15 the business meeting starts.
Wherever you fished - whatever you did - who you did it with - and what you caught on film (film?) will be on display as we look back over all the club activities of 2015.
December is also a good time to buy your 2016 Banquet tickets - and start to make plans for 2016 ...
Join us December 9 for a night where we get to see ourselves on the big screen.
The Fall Fly Tying Classes will consist of 4 nights
November 23rd and 30th -- December 7th and 14th
Each class will be from 7 to 9pm at the Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View
Featuring useful patterns and techniques from the broad and deep field of San Jose Flycaster’s fly tiers.
This class assumes you have your own equipment and some previous experience with fly tying. Bring your vice, tools, thread, notebook. Materials will be provided for more than four patterns, 20 flies.
Must be a member of San Jose Flycasters, but you can join when you sign up.
Please sign up at the October or November club meeting or contact Bill Zuravleff.
For additional information, or to sign up contact:
Or see www.flycasters.org
Note: New to fly tying? Try our most excellent Beginning Fly Tying course which will start sometime in February.
The Flycasters will kick off 2016 with its Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, 2016, our biggest social event of the year. Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for the festivities starting at 5:00 PM (30 minutes earlier than last year) at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.
After greeting your friends, you will have the opportunity to view over 120 wonderful and unique prizes available via raffle or silent auction, including fly rods and reels, restaurant certificates, gift baskets, and exciting top-rated lodges. Prior to the banquet, you will want to view the complete Prize List which is posted on the Flycasters web site at: http://www.flycasters.org/file-sharing-test.html, select “2016 Conservation Fundraiser” and then select “2016 Fundraiser Prize List.” The list is updated as donations come in so check it regularly!
After a delicious buffet dinner, our guest speaker, Anders Halverson, author of the award winning book, “An Entirely Synthetic Fish”, will provde a fascinating and entertaining presentation. The awards ceremony will then honor those who have offered exceptional service to the club during the past year and the passing of the gavel on to our 2016 President, Diana Ross. Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.
So don’t hesitate to bring your non-fishing friend or spouse to this fun occasion! And remember, all proceeds benefit the Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fund towards fisheries conservation for Steelhead restoration efforts in the Bay Area and fisheries throughout the state.
You won’t want to miss this once a year event, so buy your ticket now, as tickets are limited. As an added incentive, if you and another sign up together by December 31, you will receive 20 free raffle tickets. Banquet tickets are just $45 per person. To buy your tickets, go to: http://www.flycasters.org/meetings/online-store.html, then select the number of tickets and, using PayPal, make your payment. Flycasters members can also buy tickets by completing the reservation form found in the Flylines and either send the form with your check , or buy your tickets at the November 11th , December 9th or January 13th club meeting.