Beginning fly tying starts February 23. This class is specifically for beginners and provides six evenings of instruction, written instructions and materials for tying 10 patterns -- 40 flies total! This is also an excellent class for those who want to practice these patterns and improve their skills in a fun environment.

Our venue – new this year – is the Mountain View Community Center, 201 South Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View. The meeting rooms are large and well-lit. The dates are Feb 23 (Mon.), Mar 3 (Tue.), Mar 10 (Tue.), Mar 17 (Tue.), Mar 23 (Mon.), Mar 31(Tue). Class are from 7:15 to 9:15PM. Room opens by 7.

You will need the following equipment by the second class: {vice, bobbin, thread (black, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin}. The first class will cover equipment and knots, and we'll hand out notes for two patterns for the following week. If you have your equipment bring it to first class, if not, that's OK, get it by second class.

Cost is $30 (members) or $80 (includes 2015 Flycasters Membership). Pay at Feb club meeting or at first class. Not a member of the San Jose Flycasters? Join! You can join up ($50) online, at the club meetings, or at the first class.

There is also an open/makeup/free tying day on Mar 26 (Thurs.), open to anyone, no cost.

To reserve your spot now or for additional information, contact Bill Zuravleff 650 967-0674, billz@computer.org

As you all know, the 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser will be on January 31, 2015. The banquet organizing committee has agreed to offer 20 free raffle tickets for every two (2) reservations made at the same time. You and your spouse, significant other, another club member or fishing buddy will receive 20 raffle tickets just for making your reservation together before December 31, 2014. So make sure to take advantage of this incentive and make your reservation now.

 

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The upcoming event is particularly special as it will serve to celebrate a major milestone: The 50th Anniversary of the Flycasters of San Jose!   Portions of the evening will be set aside to celebrate this significant milestone. And now, you have a special incentive to make your reservation early. As always, there will be some high value bucket raffle and silent auction prizes for you to win as we have offered in recent banquets.

Be sure to look for the Prize List on the Flycasters web site in December as well as the list of our generous Donors with a hot link to the donor’s web site. Use that opportunity to familiarize yourself with the many great prizes you will have the opportunity to win.

You can make your reservation online using PayPal by going to the  “Meetings” tab to get to the drop down menu with the “Online Store” or send in the reservation form in the Flylines along with your check or give your reservation form and check to Mike Culcasi or Chuck Hammerstad at the club meetings in November, December, or January.

Don’t miss this special event and the presentation of the club awards including the “Angler of the Year” and the highly coveted “Broken Paddle Award.” Mark January 31, 2015 on your calendars now!

As you all know, the 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser will be on January 31, 2015.  The banquet organizing committee has agreed to offer 20 free raffle tickets for every two (2) reservations made at the same time. You and your spouse, significant other, another club member or fishing buddy will receive 20 raffle tickets just for making your reservation together before December 31, 2014. So make sure to take advantage of this incentive and make your reservation now.

The upcoming event is particularly special as it will serve to celebrate a major milestone:  The 50th Anniversary of the Flycasters of San Jose!   Portions of the evening will be set aside to celebrate this significant milestone.  And now, you have a special incentive to make your reservation early.  As always, there will be some high value bucket raffle and silent auction prizes for you to win as we have offered in recent banquets.

Be sure to look for the Prize List on the Flycasters web site in December as well as the list of our generous Donors with a hot link to the donor’s web site.  Use that opportunity to familiarize yourself with the many great prizes you will have the opportunity to win.

You can make your reservation online using PayPal by going to the Flycasters web site, www.flycasters.org, then go to the “Meetings” tab to get to the drop down menu with the “Online Store” or send in the reservation form in the Flylines along with your check or give your reservation form and check to Mike Culcasi or Chuck Hammerstad at the club meetings in November, December, or January.

Don’t miss this special event and the presentation of the club awards including the “Angler of the Year” and the highly coveted “Broken Paddle Award.”  Mark January 31, 2015 on your calendars now!

Flycasters 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser

The year 2015 is the 50th Anniversary of Flycasters so it is appropriate we start the year’s celebration with the 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Flycasters biggest social event of the year.  Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for a party starting at 5:30 PM (one half hour earlier than last year) in the Cupertino Room at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.

In 2015, it will be the fourth year the Flycasters Conservation Committee has hosted the annual banquet and the committee is hard at work to make this a special evening for all.  The event is open to members and their spouses, significant others, relatives, friends and others in the fly fishing community.  We encourage new members to come to meet your fellow Flycasters and win some fly fishing gear to get you started in the sport.  We will again have a hosted bar, appetizers, a delicious dinner prepared by Abby Huerta, a “Year in Review” showing by Gloria Page, a guest speaker, club awards and the fundraiser for conservation - all for the low price of $45 per person.

We are fortunate and honored to have Phil Greenlee, President of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), as our guest speaker.  Phil is a former member of Flycasters and now living in Redding, CA.  Greenlee, a retired businessman and a committed fly fisher all of his adult life, has been president of IFFF since 2009. Founded in 1965, the IFFF has grown to 13,000 dues-paying members. In 2010, Phil was awarded IFFF's Federator of the Year Award.  He will have a Power Point presentation on the IFFF as well as fishing stories to tell us.

The awards ceremony will honor those who have offered exceptional service to the club during the year and the passing of the gavel on to our 2015 President, Dave Pellone.  Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.

During the evening, you will want to buy some raffle tickets and start silent auction bidding for those great fly fisher and non-fly fisher prizes.  To prepare for the fundraiser you will want to view the Prize List which will be posted on the Flycasters web site at: http://www.flycasters.org/file-sharing-test.html, select the “2015 Conservation Fundraiser” and then select “2015 Fundraiser Prize List.”  The Prize List will be undated as donations come in.

 

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.  Remember, the banquet tickets are just $45 per person which includes all beverages and appetizers as well. To buy your tickets online, go to: http://www.flycasters.org/meetings/online-store.html, then select the number tickets and, using PayPal, you can 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 December or January club meeting.

 

Everyone is welcome to join the party!  The party will be even better if you are there!

 

Come spend the afternoon with us in the park. The park? It’s Los Gatos Creek Park on Saturday, August 23rd. The occasion? It’s a “no occasion” occasion, no fund raising or games. Just an old fashion barbeque with a few updates.

Here are the some details. We have reserved the pavilion. Dress is casual. Hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served for 2:00 until 4:00 and a full barbeque from 4:00 on. The menu will include tri-tips. chicken and ribs, salad and French bread.

There is a charge of $10.00 per person and advance reservations are a must. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins as we must have a head count in advance.

A registration form is available in this issue of Flylines and will also be available at the July and August general meeting. Deadline for reservations August 13th.

Questions?  Call Jo Hood at 408-354-5320 or 408-499-5191.

 

 

 

 

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