For more than a decade Flycasters has held a Swap Meet instead of a formal club meeting in July - this year the Swap Meet will be held on July 12th - at the Moreland Apts meeting room. Doors will open early at 6:00pm and business should be concluded by 8:30pm --- Doors locked at 9:00
SELLERS MUST BRING A BLANKET OR SHEETS OR BUTCHER PAPER TO PROTECT THE TABLES FROM BEING SCRATCHED -- THIS IS MANDATORY FOR YOU TO DISPLAY YOUR GOODS
First - every year members bring loads of their "extra" gear, clothes, flies, fly tying materials, books, and everything fly fishing related you can think of. There are always bargains -- sellers leave with less gear than they brought and buyers leave with more gear than when they came in. Especially for those new to fly fishing or new to the club it is a great place to buy the gear you need at really low prices.
Second - The Tournament Casting Team will be raising money for the ACA National Casting Tournament - being hosted by San Jose Flycasters July 26 - 30 This will be another opportunity to show your support
Third - the Conservation Committee will be selling items on its table and the proceeds help fund the efforts of the Conservation Committee - theirs is typically the largest table with the most gear and some of the best bargains.
Fourth - it is a great social event. Everyone gets to hang out and talk --- all night long ---- Plan trips, catch up with one another, and simply socialize.
Fifth -- the only formal business is that you can sign up for any upcoming fishouts, seminars, clinics, and other club events. Sign up sheets and the fishmasters will be on hand to answer questions.
It is a great event -- hope you can make it ...
Flycasters continue to get our members out on the water and casting flies to eager and hungry fish.
On June 3rd – Saturday morning – Luke Sing and Mike Lovejoy will lead a group in search of Surf Perch at the beach at Rio Del Mar. This is a morning fishout into the largest body of water on Earth – the Pacific Ocean. For all the details on when and where to meet – contact fishmaster Luke Sing.
For those eager to cast to rising trout on the Walker River or the stillwaters near Bridgeport / Twin Lakes in California – Lee Dorius is hosting a trip to Robinson Creek Campground from June 15th to the 18th – see the fishout template in the File Sharing menu above.
And Jeff Lorelli has reserved spots on Sawmill Lake near Northstar Ski Area for Saturday June 24th – this is a private stillwater and space is limited – see the fishout template in the File Sharing menu above. 2 spots left --- Contact Jeff Lorelli for the details --
Flycasters June meeting is on Wednesday evening, June 14th. Our program speaker for the meeting is Dan Blanton. Doors open at 6:30pm at the Moreland Apts meeting room – the northeast corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave. The meeting will begin at 7:15
Dan's program will focus on fly fishing the Delta - Improving your score with the popular four
Dan Blanton, from San Jose, California, now living in Morgan Hill, California is a well-known and respected fly fishing and casting instructor, lecturer, fly fishing author and outdoor photographer. He is acknowledged to be one of the pioneers in the development of Pacific coast and Central American saltwater fly fishing.
An acclaimed fly tier, Dan originated the Whistler Series, Punch Series, Sar-Mul-Mac Series, Sea Arrow Squid, Bay-Delta Eelet and many other world renowned saltwater fly patterns. His patterns, originated in the late 1960s and early 70s, remain popular and productive world-wide.
Dan is currently an Editor-at-Large for Fly Fishing Salt Waters magazine, Fly Fisherman magazine, and the California Fly Fisher.
Dan’s Fly Fishing website and bulletin board/forum are extremely popular, world-wide with a large International community. Dan Blanton's Bulletin Board Community founded Striperfest, the largest fund-raiser dedicated to the preservation of the California Delta and its striped bass. This extremely important event is going on its 12th year, with its 2011 event the largest ever. Visit www.danblanton.com/bulletin.php