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.
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
Unfortunately Jay Murakosh has had to cancel for tonight and will NOT be the program speaker for our March 8th club meeting.
Flycasters is trying to find a replacement speaker - in the event we are not able to find a presenter the meeting will simply be a more social occasion for the last hour or so in the meeting room.
This may be an excellent opportunity for new members and guests to come and ask question about our club - about fly fishing - and get to know the other members a bit better -
The first hour or so of the meeting will follow the usual format - there will be sign ups for fishouts - casting classes - fly tying - and all the usual events
Join us on tonight - March 8 - at the Moreland Apts meeting room - The northeast corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave. - Doors open at 6:30pm - the meeting begins at 7:15 --
On March 30th - 7:45 to 9:45 pm at the Mountain View Community Center Flycasters will hold a night of tying flies for Pyramid Lake. The Mt View Community Center is located at 201 S Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040
We will be tying 3 flies
The Black Wooly Bugger
The Foam Beetle.
All are proven fish-catchers!
This will be a hands - on fly tying event, geared for people who want to tie flies on - site, that night…. perfect for those attending the Pyramid Lake fishout!
All the flies you can tie in 2 hours for $2!
Materials will be provided - bring your fly tying gear - vice, bobbin, tools, etc.
Sign-ups ($2 fee to cover materials) at the March meeting.
Contact Bill Zuravleff for details
Our spring casting classes will begin on Saturday March 25th at Los Gatos Creek Park
Flycasters will be holding Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced - & Shooting Head classes -
Saturdays and Sundays for 3 consecutive weekends - March 25, 26 - April 1, 2 - and April 8, 9 Each class is two hours
Registration takes place 7:30am to 8:15am on that first day ---March 25
Cost for 12 hours instruction is $45 -- Membership in Flycasters is required - You can join online (see the About Us menu above) or you can join at the February or March club meeting --- or at registration on March 25
Details concerning the classes can be found in the February 2017 Flylines our club newsletter --
Go to File Sharing / 2017 FLYLINES folder / FLYLINES 02-2017