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Flycasters of San Jose

Generations of people passionate about the tranquil sport of fly fishing. Members gather, share, learn, and volunteer through meetings, classes, outings and conservation activities.

Welcome to Flycasters of San Jose

 

Flycasters of San Jose is a large and active fly fishing club with a diverse set of offerings catering to fly fishers of all backgrounds and skill levels.  Whether you want to learn to cast or enhance your casting skills; tie flies; build a fly rod; get involved in teaching grammar school students about the life cycle of trout; or, go on a fishing trip with a group of anglers from the club--Flycasters has you covered!

Flycasters is a non-profit social club dedicated to promoting the sport of fly fishing and protecting the waters where we fish.  Founded in 1965, Flycasters is a club for all anglers who want to learn more about the art of fly fishing and improve their skills and techniques.

By joining our club, you will have fun, make new friends, build your skills, and find many opportunities to contribute to our activities.  Hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings!

Club Benefits/Activities:

    Monthly Newsletter on club news and events
    Monthly Meetings with expert presentations
    Casting Instruction
    Fly Tying Classes
    Rod building classes
    Fly Fishing Outings (Fishouts) to a wide variety of destinations
    Youth Education ("Trout in the Classroom" program)
    Conservation Initiatives and fundraising
    Equipment Raffles
    Annual Summer Picnic
    Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser

It's simple to join: click on the "Join" button in the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions. 

Frank Eldredge
President, Flycasters of San Jose



Our fly fishing club is indebted to the acclaimed photographer Val Atkinson for allowing us to use the stunning images shown below in the slideshow.  Val is the master of capturing with a camera the tranquility and sublime beauty of the rivers in northern California that our members count among their favorite places to fly fish.

You can view the complete set of photos in this series, called "5 Rivers in Northern California," and many of Val's other images, by going to his website: Val Atkinson's Website   Many of his images are available for purchase.

August Flylines

FLYCASTERS SUMMER CELEBRATION PICNIC AND BBQ

Our Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ will be on Saturday August 13 - from 11am to late afternoon at the Gazebo in Los Gatos Creek Park - adjacent to our casting ponds.

Flycasters members and their families are invited.  To register click here calendar
Or use the button on the right side of this page in Upcoming Events

Price is $10 per person -- everything is included except parking - $6 at the entrance.

$10 gets you  BBQed Tri-tip, Brats, Super-Bowl baked beans, potato salad and other sides, and of course dessert. Drinks include beer, wine, soft drinks and water.  

Vegetarian options are available - contact Larry Sasscer 


Tom Key and Dennis Buranek will have bamboo and fiberglass fly rods to cast - come early and spend time at the casting ponds.


Picnic


Quick Links


Latest issue of the Flylines newsletter:  August Flylines
NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


August 10th Meeting 
Dax Messett
Year of the Nomad Angler

In person at the Moreland Apts meeting room
Doors open at 6:30pm
Zoom for those attending remotely



Dax’s presentation takes his audience to an exciting different featured location for each month of the calendar year. Venues include New Zealand, British Columbia, Bolivia, Alaska, Honduras, Belize, The Olympic Peninsula, California, Christmas Island, Oregon, Florida Keys, and Louisiana.

Species include trout, steelhead, tarpon, bonefish, redfish, rooster fish, and even golden dorado. He will share photos, angling techniques, and stories about each venue.



Meeting Date:
Wednesday August 10th @ 6:30pm
Meeting Format:  In-Person and Zoom 

See menu item at top of this page for meeting details: About Flycasters-->Meetings

MONTHLY BREAKFAST GATHERING AT A NEW LOCATION

HOLDER'S COUNTRY INN

1424 SARATOGA AVE., SAN JOSE

8:00am -- Saturday August 6th


The Holder's Inn on DeAnza Blvd burned down and is closed


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Forums

Choose from over a dozen different forums to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest to club members.  Below are just a few of the topics you will find in the Forums area.

 


Destinations

Discuss interesting places to fish with fellow members.  Get or provide tips, explore all types of fly fishing adventures, and find others who want to join you for fly fishing trips.


Steelhead

Do you enjoy pursuing steelhead, the "fish of a thousand casts"?  Whether you use single-handed rods or prefer spey casting, enjoy casting adult winter steelhead or Fall "half pounders," this forum is for you.


Salt Water Fly Fishing

If you enjoy traveling to warm destinations and catching saltwater species such as bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, and others, this forum is for you.

Member photos


CASTING CLINIC
Casting Class 1
Casting Class 4
Casting Class 3

Fishout Pictures

Big Bow
Gil's Steelie
Larry's Bow