Unfortunately Jay Murakosh has had to cancel for tonight and will NOT be the program speaker for our March 8th club meeting.

Flycasters is trying to find a replacement speaker - in the event we are not able to find a presenter the meeting will simply be a more social occasion for the last hour or so in the meeting room.

This may be an excellent opportunity for new members and guests to come and ask question about our club - about fly fishing - and get to know the other members a bit better -

The first hour or so of the meeting will follow the usual format - there will be sign ups for fishouts -  casting classes - fly tying - and all the usual events

Join us on tonight - March 8 - at the Moreland Apts meeting room - The northeast corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave. - Doors open at 6:30pm - the meeting begins at 7:15 --

Our spring casting classes will begin on Saturday March 25th at Los Gatos Creek Park

Flycasters will be holding Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced - & Shooting Head classes -

Saturdays and Sundays for 3 consecutive weekends - March 25, 26  - April 1, 2 - and April 8, 9  Each class is two hours

casting class

Registration takes place 7:30am to 8:15am on that first day ---March 25

Cost for 12 hours instruction is $45 -- Membership in Flycasters is required - You can join online (see the About Us menu above) or you can join at the February or March club meeting --- or at registration on March 25

Details concerning the classes can be found in the February 2017 Flylines our club newsletter --

Go to File Sharing / 2017 FLYLINES folder / FLYLINES 02-2017

Every year the Conservation Committee puts together a vast array of prizes for the Conservation Fundraiser.  This year the list of prizes is truly impressive.

9 Lodges

14 Guided Trips - including 2 Fisheries Conservation Field Trips

16 Fly Rods

Fly reels - fly lines - flies - fly fishing accessories - artwork -

and a host of prizes for non-fly fishers as well.

 chuck and mike Small

 

To see a complete list of the prizes that have been donated so far - go to the File Sharing menu above and click on 2017 Conservation Fundraiser - The prize list is available in either Excel or PDF ---DoubleSilver

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)

Equipment you will need to bring to first class: {vise, bobbin, thread (black, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin, pencil}.   We also recommend (optional) a Rite bobbin (standard) which will make learning to tie a little easier. If you presently have none of this, email Bill Z. for recommendations. If you ask us early enough, we can order you a set (approx. $50-$80), or you can borrow a set (limited number).  BillZ@computer.org

fly tying

Thursdays Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, & 16, 23 7:30 – 9:45pm

Mountain View Community Center

201 S. Rengstorff Ave.

Cost: $20 (club membership required)

Pay at February club meeting or at first class if you have OK’d it with me.

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

 

 

CASTING CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 25

 

See the February Flylines for all the details -

Go to the File Sharing menu above -

Click on 2017 FLYLINES folder

open  FLYLINES 02-2017

See pages 8 - 9

SAN JOSE PROOF photoshopped

Flycasters was founded in 1965 - which made 2015 our Golden Anniversary.  In 1990 the club put out a commemorative 25 year book, and we thought it appropriate to celebrate our second 25 years.

 

Ken Imatani and Frank Eldredge have been working on this project for a number of months.  And the result is a fantastic full color 50th Anniversary publication. There are 16 articles which focus mainly on the past 25 years of Flycasters, Inc.

 

Your copy is waiting for you at the club meeting.  We handed out roughly 75 in December - Every member gets one free copy - (Yes ... Family memberships only get one copy) You simply sign your name and the issue is yours.

 

In the meantime you can look at the 50 Year magazine here on the website --- go to the File Sharing menu and open the Information About Our Club folder and download and read the Flycasters 50th Anniversary Magazine.

 

 

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