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


New member seminar

Flycasters is presenting its Fly Fishing 101 / New Member Seminar on Tuesday evening, April 18th, at the Moreland Apartments Meeting Room beginning at 7:00pm.

Please arrive early so that the seminar can begin promptly at 7:00 -

This presentation will cover fly rod/line setup, Rod actions, Reels, Flylines, leaders, tippets, fly types, entomology, general gear, etc.  There will be a table or two with equipment for your review during the break.

Although this seminar is primarily for members new to fly fishing it might also be appropriate for those members who have slightly more experience.

This seminar is free and open to all members. You can even invite your friends along to see if they are interested in fly fishing.

Because of the amount of material being presented and to allow attendees the ability to review materials after the seminar, Mason Seim has graciously agreed to make copies of the presentation.

Flycasters has also planned a follow up day at Bob Shoberg's garage - Saturday April 22nd - from 10:00am to noon - for newcomers to ask questions and see Bob's collection of fly fishing gear. Details will be presented at the seminar.

Copies of this presentation will only be available to attendees who have pre-registered so if you want a copy, either sign-up at the April meeting or send a note to Mason Seim at 




Flycasters will hold its Fall Fly Tying Classes at the Mt View Community Center - Three Mondays - beginning on October 17 and continuing on October 24th and the last class is November 7th - Classes begin at 7:15pm


This is an excellent opportunity to learn new techniques and a few new patterns.  While these classes are not for "advanced" tiers, those who sign up should own their own vices and tools and have some experience in fly tying.

Bring your own vice, tools, thread, and a notebook.

Members only - but if you would like to join in order to take the classes, Bill Zuravleff can accept your 2016 dues and your $10 fee for the classes.

That's right - only $10 for all three classes -

The Mt View Community Center is located at 201 South Rengstorff Ave, in Mt View

Contact Bill Zuravleff



Luke Sing is holding a series of casting classes beginning Saturday - September 24th  - 8:00am to 10:00am --- and another class from 10:30am to 12:30pm - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park -

The first class will be Single-Handed Spey

In order to take the class you must be able to roll cast

Luke asks that you bring your favorite fly rod. Anything between 5 and 8 weight, with a reel and double taper floating line, appropriate leader and tippet and some yarn (no hooks). Bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Be sure to bring protective eyewear. Sunglasses or eyeglasses - just as long as they cover your eyes. This is a requirement, without eye protection you cannot attend the clinic.

Class size is limited to 16 members (8 in each session) - cost is $10 per member per class - checks payable to Flycasters Inc. - Sign up and pay at the September club meeting -

entomology 2

Flycasters is presenting an Entomology Seminar on Wednesday evening May 25th - at the Moreland Apts meeting room - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Knowing about bugs – where they live, how they behave, their life cycle – is integral to becoming a better fly fisher. In fact, what we call “flies” are all manner of insect incarnations … from eggs to larvae to pupae to nymphs to emergers to adults to spinners. In order to become a successful fly fisher it is essential to learn the lifecycles, anatomy and seasonal hatches of fish food.

Our club is fortunate to have Curtis Takahashi as a long time member as well as an expert on insects. He will teach a seminar on Entomology on Wednesday May 25th at the Moreland Apartments Meeting Room beginning at 6:30pm.

The seminar is $10 - cash or checks made out to Flycasters Inc. Sign ups will be taken at the May meeting or you can contact Mason Seim at 


ALSO -- A REMINDER THAT THERE IS A FOLLOW UP DAY FOR THE NEW MEMBER SEMINAR ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH AT THE CASTING PONDS.  10:00AM TO NOON ---- NEW MEMBERS ( and all members ) are encouraged to come to the ponds to ask questions and try out a variety of fly rods --- this is a follow up to the Fly Fishing 101 Soup to Nuts presentation by Bob Shoberg from April 27th  --- Contact Mason Seim for details  

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