Much of the interest and fun in belonging to Flycasters is learning about fly fishing from the many seminars which are organized, managed and conducted by volunteer members. Some seminars and classes focus on varying skill levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced) allowing an angler to progress and achieve a high level of expertise

A great way to fish still waters is from a “personal water craft”.  Better know as a float tubes or pontoon boats these devices allow a fly fisherperson to move around in still water to reach positions that a wading or bank fisherperson cannot reach.  And, they give you the finite control that is sometimes lacking when fishing from a boat.

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We have scheduled this seminar before the June Fishouts to Manzanita Lake and Lava Lakes in Oregon to allow new float tubers an opportunity to get in on these great fishouts.  So, on Saturday, May 10th, we will hold a seminar on “Float Tubes” that will cover their different types, the related equipment, basic operation, how to fish from a tube or pontoon and, most importantly, safety related to tubes and wading.  You will be able to see and discuss the various types as well as try out some tubes.  We will cover what you need to fish from a tube and see some other member’s setups.  Also, a short presentation on water safety will be included.  We will hold this seminar beginning at 10am at the boat ramp at Stevens Creek Reservoir

Learn what to look for in a floatation device that fits your style and cost before you buy.  You do not need bring your own if you have one.

There is no  fee for this seminar, but handout materials will be provided.

 

Sign up at May meeting, or by contacting Wade Goertz, Seminars Chairperson.

If you want to get started in fly fishing - the first skill to learn is FLY CASTING.

Flycasters' Spring Casting Classes will begin on Saturday - March 29 - 8:00am - at Los Gatos Creek Park.

If you are brand new to fly fishing the Beginning Flycasting Classes will be the perfect way to start. We can provide equipment for you if you don't have your own yet.

If you have been fly fishing for a while and wish to improve, you may want to enhance your skills in the Intermediate Classes.

If you want to learn how to cast shooting head lines - we have a class for Shooting Head Casting.

And if you have the basics mastered and want to learn advanced casting skills we even have an Advanced Class.

Each class is 2 hours each day on three consecutive weekends - Saturday and Sunday - beginning March 29.  The fee is $45 for 12 hours of instruction.  You must be a member of Flycasters to take the classes.  So everyone is encouraged to attend the March 12 meeting and sign up. You can join at the meeting - membership costs are $50 for and individual or $60 for a family membership.  Contact Jo Hood for details 408-499-5191

You can wait until registration at 8:00am on Saturday March 29 -- but the more advanced classes fill up early.

More information regarding these classes can be found under the "Knowledge" menu above -

And check out the February Flylines newsletter in our "File Sharing" pages - top right - go to 2014 Flylines -and click on Flylines 02-2014.

 

 

Flycasters is presenting a follow up to the panel discussion on Tropical Salt Water Fly Fishing which began at the January Flycasters meeting.

On Wednesday evening, January 22nd, at 7:00pm at the Moreland Apts Community Room - our regular meeting site.

The subject of fly fishing in tropical waters encompasses a great deal of information - Once again our panel will be discussing topics which will include:

Target Species

Tackle

Destinations

Costs

Travel planning

How to get started

Join us on Wednesday, January 22nd for this FREE seminar.

Contact Wade Goertz for more information  wade_tull@comcast.net

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

Bob Davis is putting on a rod building seminar.  It will take place over 6 nights.  Tuesdays and Thursdays - January 14th &16th will be the initial classes – then a two week break to allow you to buy the materials and tools you might want – and then classes resume February 4th &6th, 11th & 13th and one or two more nights, if needed.

 

We are going to be holding the classes at The Brinton House – 1051 Morse St., San Jose, CA 95126 - right next door to the Quaker Meeting House.

 

Each session will begin at 7:00pm and last a couple of hours.

 

The cost of the seminar will be $20.

Make your checks payable to Flycasters, Inc.

 

The first sessions will be an overview of rod building.  A look at the materials and tools you will need and how and where to buy them.  There will be a demonstration of finding the “spine” or “spline” of the rod blank.

Subsequent classes will include:

How to attach a reel seat – and attach the tip top

How to attach the grip – how to fashion a grip

How to space the guides and how to wrap them

How to finish your fly rod

 

Sign-ups will take place at the December and January Club meetings - contact Wade Goertz   wade_tull@comcast.net

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO TAKE THE CLASS - IT IS GEARED TOWARD BEGINNERS and everyone else

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