Flycasters annual Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ will be coming up on Saturday September 17th -- the celebration begins at 11:00am and will continue on through the afternoon.

Les Page is BBQing Tri-tip beef and there will be hors d'oevres - side dishes - and beverages

It is always a fun day of relaxing, eating and drinking, and socializing ... all of this takes place at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

Cost is $10 per person - we have a way to pay online - simply click on the Meetings tab above and go the Online Store - and you can purchase your tickets via PayPal.  Or you can pay at the September 14 meeting.  If you want to attend but can't do either of those - contact Diana Ross  and commit to pay her at the BBQ.


Get there ealry on Saturday and learn how to fix your casting miscues from Tony Yap.

Tony Yap is conducting a casting clinic focusing on casting in the wind and eliminating casting mistakes on Saturday September 17 - 9am to 11am - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

The wind can turn any day fly fishing into a day of cursing and despair.  Learn how to cast in the wind and you could find yourself among the few having a very successful day on the water.

And that "wind knot" is the result of a casting mistake. Wind knots can really make playing and landing fish difficult, since the knots tend to weaken the tippet and cause you to lose fish. 

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Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and a fantastic teacher.  Let Tony show you how to improve your casting and be a more successful fly fisher.

Bring your favorite fly rod - flyline leader and tippet - and some yarn or something to simulate a fly (NO HOOKS) -- bring a notebook to take notes --- and always BRING AN OPEN MIND ....

Please remember to wear eye protection - sunglasses or eyeglasses are REQUIRED - and this clinic is free for Flycasters club members ... but if you want to stay for the BBQ you will have to pay $10 ..


Contact Mason Seim to sign up


Flycasters is hosting a number of activities that correspond with fly fishing for American Shad -


On Saturday May 14th Tony Yap is conducting a Shooting Head Casting Clinic - 10:00am to noon - at the Los Gatos Creek Park Casting Ponds. Tony will be focusing on 3 aspects of successful Shad fishing - Distance, line control, and line management.  Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and an excellent teacher.  This clinic is free for members of Flycasters - but you still have to pay $6 to park your car. Contact Mason Seim for details


Next up is May 18th - a Shad Fly Tying Night at the Moreland Apts meeting room - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Bring your vice and tools - Contact Bill Zuravleff so he can make sure there are materials for all who attend


And of course - the Shad Fishout is on Tuesday May 24th - there may still be one or two spots open for the fishout - Details are found under the File Sharing menu above (Does that make sense?) and click on 2016 Fishouts - Contact Bob Laskodi for information.

Every spring Flycasters holds its annual Casting Classes - There are classes for Beginners - Intermediates - Shooting Head - and Advanced

Beginners, Intermediate, and the Shooting Head classes all begin on April 2 and consist of 3 consecutive weekends - Saturdays and Sundays April 2 - 3, April 9 - 10, and April 16 - 17 --- Two hours each session for a total of 12 hours of instruction.

Classes are held at the Los Gatos Creek Park lawn area and also the Casting Ponds

Registration on April 2 begins at 7:30am

Classes cost $45 per member - membership in Flycasters is required - You can sign up the morning of the first class April 2nd or contact Luke Sing for details

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The Advanced Casting class begins on April 16 and also consists of 3 consecutive weekends - finishing on the weekend of April 30 and May 1.  Cost for the Advanced Class is also $45 per member.

For all the details see the February - March or April Flylines --- go to the File Sharing menu above and click on 2016 Flylines.

It takes a lot of help to make our annual Marty Seldon Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Dinner the success it is every year. We rely on the generous donations of our conservation partners to help raise the money it takes to fulfill our conservation commitments.

Please remember these donors when you are considering fly fishing trips, gear, clothes, or even a fun night out. By supporting them, you are completing the cycle of supporting our own Conservation Committee.

For the complete Conservation Donors List go to the Partners menu above.

Each donor has provided a hyper-link for you to use to check out their goods and services.

All of us at Flycasters are grateful for their continued and very generous support.


Flycasters continues its spring fly tying instruction with a schedule of Intermediate Fly Tying Classes.

April 6 (Wed), 26(Tues) and May 4(Wed), 10(Tues)-- Four classes - 8 patterns

Classes take place 7pm - 9pm at the Mt View Community Center - 201 South Rengstorff Ave. in Mt View


Minimum set of equipment you will need: {vice, bobbin, thread (black, 3/0, 6/0, 8/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin}

Cost: $20. Pay at our first class. Club membership required. Not a member of the San Jose Flycasters? You can join ($50) online,, at the club meetings, or at the first class.

For additional information, or to sign up contact: Bill Zuravleff 650 967-0674,

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