Flycasters has the honor of hosting one of the premier casting tournaments of 2017.

The 109th American Casting Association Championships will take place July 26 - 30 with the Opening Ceremonies and the Accuracy events at our own Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

Opening Ceremonies begin Wednesday evening July 26 at 6:00pm at the Casting Ponds along with demonstrations by ACA Tournament Participants.  Some of the ACA's most proficient casters will be on hand to demonstrate their skills.  Come out and learn from the best.

Distance events will take place Thursday and Friday at the Morgan Hill Sporting Complex.  July 27 and 28.

Accuracy events and closing ceremonies will take at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park on Saturday and Sunday July 29 - 30 --- The Awards Banquet will be held Sunday Evening ---

Tournament Casting Team

In addition to our own Tournament Casting Team there will be participants from all over the United States. 

Volunteers will be needed for scoring and registration - Contact Luke Sing -

Flycasters invites you all to come out - enjoy the competition - and above all, have fun !!

Flycasters will begin its second series of Fly Tying Classes on April 26 - at the Moreland Aps meeting room - Corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave., - 7:00 pm to 9:00pm

The Intermediate Fly Tying Classes are aimed at those members who took the Beginning Classes and want to expand their skills and for those who already have some fly tying skills and want to improve.

The classes take place over 4 nights - April 26th, May 3rd, 17h, and 24th -- all Wednesdays -

You will need to bring your own vise, bobbin, thread (black, 3/0, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin, and hair stacker

Each night 2 patterns are learned so you get materials and instructions for 8 flies --

All for only $20

Deer Hair Bass Bug 300x300

You must be a member of Flycasters to take the classes - you can join online - see the About Us menu above and choose the Membership option --

or you can join the club on the first night of class - 

For more details see page 14 of the April issue of the club newsletter Flylines - go to the File Sharing menu above and choose the folder 2017 Flylines and then open the 04-2017 FLYLINES file

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 --

On March 30th - 7:45 to 9:45 pm at the Mountain View Community Center Flycasters will hold a night of tying flies for Pyramid Lake.  The Mt View Community Center is located at 201 S Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

We will be tying 3 flies

The Black Wooly Bugger

The Chironomid

The Foam Beetle.

All are proven fish-catchers!


This will be a hands - on fly tying event, geared for people who want to tie flies on - site, that night…. perfect for those attending the Pyramid Lake fishout!

All the flies you can tie in 2 hours for $2!

Materials will be provided - bring your fly tying gear - vice, bobbin, tools, etc.

Sign-ups ($2 fee to cover materials) at the March meeting.

Contact Bill Zuravleff for details

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).

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.





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

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