Flycasters annual swap meet

Better than eBay because you can see it – hold it – examine it firsthand – even try it out.

Better than Craigslist because you don’t have to deal with strangers – we’re all friends.

Better than the Flea Market because it is ONLY fly fishing gear and that’s what you really want.

Doors open at 6:30pm – Wednesday – July 9th – at the Moreland Apts Meeting Room (our regular meeting room)

Inside the tables will be stocked with fly fishing gear, fly tying material, fly fishing clothes, flies and loads of other accessories that someone else wants to sell or trade and that you may or may not be able to live without.

“How do you know you don’t need it unless you come down and see for yourself?”

Bring your own “extra” stuff to sell or trade – no fees for displaying your gear.

Remember to bring some old sheets or blankets or some butcher paper to cover the tables so we don’t scratch them up – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR DISPLAYING YOUR MERCHANDISE

The answer to the question “How many rods should a fly fisher own?” is__ ONE MORE


Orvis Santana Row will be starting their Fly Fishing 101 classes again.  Members who help for a couple of hours can get a nice discount.

Here is the rundown of FF101 dates that Nathan Cook could use volunteers for. These classes are held at the Santana Row Orvis store. Based on how often you help, the discount increases. Its a great opportunity to pick up some gear at a reduced price.

Nathan is offering a tiered discount like last year that is based on the number of classes someone volunteers to help out with:

1-2 classes: 30%
3-4 classes: 40%
5+ classes: 50%

Here are the dates:

Saturday Classes - 8am-10am
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14

Sunday Classes - 9am-11am
March 23
March 30
April 13
June 22
June 29
July 20

Nathan Cook will be running the Saturday classes and the 201s and Mark Schaller will be running the Sunday classes. If they can fill the classes to capacity, there will be able to get around 270 students exposed to fly-fishing and a lot of potential new members for Flycasters.

So, check your calendar and contact Nathan to let him know when you can help.  His contact info is below.  Help new folks interested in fly fishing to learn and get a discount on equipment.

Thanks again!

Orvis San Jose
377 Santana Row, Suite 1040
San Jose, CA 95128
direct – (408) 961-6450
fax – (408) 961-6460
email – retail-sanjosestr078@orvis.com

Bob Shoberg, webmaster

2014 Annual Award Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser

The Conservation Committee is again working hard to make another successful event.  The banquet will be on February 1, 2014 Cupertino Room of Cupertino Quinlan Community Center.  Abby Huerta Catering provided a delicious meal at our last banquet and Abby will again have a variety of outstanding menu items for us to enjoy.  Attendance at last February’s event was great and we expect an even greater number of attendees in 2014, so you will want to make your reservation early as space is limited and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the biggest social event of the year.  At this event the club leadership will recognize members who have offered their time and talents in service to the club in 2013.

In our fundraiser there will be over 100 great prizes available through either the bucket raffles or silent auctions.  Fundraiser prizes will include many discounted guided fishing trips and fishing lodges, as well as  rods, reels, fly lines, fly tying equipment and materials, restaurant gift certificates, spa gift certificates, wine and wine tasting, gift baskets and much more.  There will be prizes which will appeal to the non-fisher, so bring your non-fishing spouse/significant other and they are sure to enjoy the evening also. You can enjoy appetizers, beer, wine or soft drinks, and a delicious meal all for only $40 per person.

A reservation form is in the Flylines which you can either bring to the club meetings or send the form along with a check to the address on the form.  If you would like to use PayPal, you can go to the club web site, www.flycasters.org, and go to the “Meetings” tab then select “Online Store.”  Remember, space is limited, so make your reservation early.  It is sure to be another fun event!



FEBUARY 22, 2014






38991 Farwell Dr.
Fremont, Ca. 94536
No Host Bar at 4:30 PM
Dinner and Festivities at 6:00 PM

Dinner includes: Prime Rib, Salad, Veggies, Raviolis, Roasted Red Potatoes, Coffee, Tea, and Dessert

Cost: $45.00 per individual ticket

To buy tickets via PayPal, go to the Flycaster’s website under the meetings tab you will find our online store where you can purchase tickets.  Two tickets to the banquet would make a great Christmas present

The Freemont Elks put on a GREAT dinner plus there will be a lot of silent auction and raffle items for you to choose from so please sign up now and support our honorees.


For more information contact Bob Shoberg at 408-225-3477

Calling All Flycasters!  Save The Date!

Flycasters Annual Dinner and Conservation Fundraiser

Circle Saturday, February 1 on your new 2014 calendars!  Join us for yet another great Flycasters banquet and conservation fundraiser!  This fun evening offers you a chance to win some valuable prizes, hear our guest speaker, Nick Curcione, be present for the Awards Ceremony to recognize Flycasters who have provided exemplary service to the club throughout the year, enjoy some great food and drink, socialize with your fellow Flycasters, all the while benefiting the wonderful conservation efforts of the Flycasters Conservation Committee.  Please note that the event is open to all interested in fly fishing, family members and friends.
Our committee will again have a large number of raffle and silent auction prizes that include rods, reels, discounted guided trips and destination trips, float tubes, gift certificates for local restaurants, wines and wine tasting and a multitude of other items for the fly fisher as well as the non-fly fisher.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
The evening will start at 6pm with a social hour, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious selection of entrees After the program, the evening will end with the announcement of the raffle and silent auction winners.
So, save the date, Saturday February 1, 2014.  The location is the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N. Stelling Avenue just north of Stevens Creek Blvd in Cupertino, CA.  Tickets for the event are $40 per person (same as the last 2 years!).  You will soon be able to order banquet tickets on line at www.flycasters.org, in person starting at the November Flycasters meeting or send in the published reservation form. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance and at the event.  We will soon be publishing the list of prizes on the web site and in the Flylines newsletter and we will be updating list as prizes come in.
So, come on out and join your other Flycaster friends and help raise funds for some great conservation efforts.  You might walk away a winner in more ways than one!
To access the online store to buy tickets, go to the "Meetings" tab to find the "Online Store"

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