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.

Spey Rods

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 -

Detailed instruction and material provided for tying 10 patterns – 40+ flies total!

Reserve your spot now!

Wednesdays Feb 17, 24, March 2, 16, 23, 30   7-9PM

Mooreland Apartments Activity Center (same room as our monthly meetings)

4375 Payne Ave., San Jose

Each class is approx. 2 hours.

fly tying

Equipment you will need by second class: {vice, bobbin, thread (black, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin}.  If you have your equipment bring it to first class, if not, that's OK, get it by second class.

If you are brand new to fly tying, this is the class to take! It’s also great practice on some classic patterns. (Wooly Worm, Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear, Deer Hair Caddis)

Cost: $20 (members) or $70 (includes 2016 Flycasters Membership). Pay at Feb club meeting or at first class.

Not a member of the San Jose Flycasters? You can join up ($50) online, click on About Us and proceed to the Membership menu, at the club meetings, or at the first class.

For additional information, or to sign up contact:

Bill Zuravleff 650 967-0674,

Or see

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.

Cost: $20

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:

Bill Zuravleff

Or see

Note: New to fly tying? Try our most excellent Beginning Fly Tying course which will start sometime in February.

Flycasters will start off 2016 with a flury of activity.


A Rod Building Seminar begins on Tuesday January 26 --- see the January Flylines for details

Rod Building Class 2011 019

An Introductory Knots Class is scheduled for Wednesday January 27th -- more details in the Janaury Flylines

2016 is going to be another great year for Flycasters


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 under the File Sharing menu (upper right) select the 2016 Conservation Fundraiser to view all three prize lists - Silent Auction - Bucket Raffle - Helios 2 Rod donated by Orvis of Santana Row ” The list is updated as donations come in so check it regularly!

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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 the Meetings tab above and select Online Store, 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.

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