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.





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

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

Curtis Knight of CalTrout will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser
 Curtis Knight
Circle Sunday, January 29 on your 2017 calendars! Join us for yet another great Flycasters Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser! This fun evening offers you a chance to hear CalTrout Executive Director Curtis Knight as our guest speaker, enjoy some great food and drink, socialize with your fellow Flycasters, enjoy an awards ceremony to give recognition to members for outstanding service throughout the year, and have a chance to win some valuable prizes, all while benefitting the conservation efforts of the Flycasters Conservation Committee.
We have found a new, beautiful venue for our 2017 banquet: it will be at the Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Avenue. We have rented the Orchard City Room - a very large banquet hall.
Award Bqt
The evening will start at 4:00pm with a social hour, hors d’oeuvres, and fundraiser prize-viewing and bidding. After enjoying the great selection of buffet dishes, you can enjoy an entertaining presentation from our guest speaker, followed by our annual awards ceremony and announcement of silent auction and bucket prize winners.
Prize List is now available online --- go to the File Sharing menu above and click on 2017 Conservation Fundraiser - The prize list is available in 2 formats - PDF and Excel -- both files are identical.

Tickets this year are $55 each - Deadline is January 13th -
 Go to the Meetings menu above and click on the Online Store to buy your tickets
Or downloand and print a registration form - Go to the File Sharing menu above and open the 2017 Conservation Fundraiser folder -
Last year's banquet sold out - be sure to get your tickets soon !!

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.



Flycasters is once again holding its Rod Building Seminar in the first part of the New Year.

Tom Key and Albert Yi and Walt McIntyre will be hosting a Rod Building Seminar beginning on January 10th -

The seminar will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Moreland Apts meeting room - each class will begin at 7:00pm and last a couple of hours - Cost is $20 per member for all six classes. 

Learn how to choose components - how to find the "spine" of a blank - and how to assemble and finish your own fly rod.  Save money and custom build your own masterpiece.  See the November Flylines for details.

Rod Building Class 2011 019

And there will be a Fishout Planning Meeting on Wednesday - January 18th - 7:00pm - at the Moreland Apts meeting room.  Volunteer to be a fishmaster if you like or you can  make suggestions about where you think the club would have a good time fishing. The last few years the club has expanded its calendar of fishouts - we are going fishing more often and to a greater variety of destinations.

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