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.

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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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.

One of Flycasters most popular series is the Spey Casting Classes

Learning two handed casting affords fly fishers greater success in covering moving water - whether large rivers wth large fish or even mountain streams.  Two handed casting techniques allow you to cast farther and with greater accuracy anywhere your back cast is limited.

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Each student will have 8 hours of instruction - 2 hours each day for four days.  Saturday and Sunday March 12 - 13, and March 19 - 20

Class is divided into morning sessions and noon sessions - 4 students in the morning and 4 more at noon -- There are only EIGHT spots available - 

Classes held at the casting ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park - bring waders and boots - you will be IN the water - and eye protection is a must - you must be wearing sunglasses, eyeglasses, or goggles - NO EXCEPTIONS

If you have your own two handed rod or rods please bring them - if not, the club has equipment for you to use during the classes.

Class is $80 - Flycasters members only - Make checks payable to Flycasters Inc.

Contact Mason Seim for details -

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