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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. 

Ken Imatani
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.

 

TOURNAMENT CASTING CLINICS

 

Ever wonder what tournament casting is all about?

Do you love golf and skeet shooting ?

Do you love sight fishing?

Do you want to improve your chances catching fish?

 

Then come on out – each session begins at 5pm

 

Dates are --- June 26, July 24, August 21, September 25

 

Our agenda for summer events:


•Why tournament casting is beneficial to your flyfishing success


• How to approach practicing for Tournament Casting and how to reap the rewards in your flyfishing

•Learn steps in how to compete in ACA Tournament Casting events

•San Jose Flycasters  will be hosting a Tournament Casting event

•Discussion about fishing, fly rods , fly lines, flies, and casting 

 

These events will be held at our casting ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

 

Parking inside the park is $6  --- Click the link below for details on how to Contact Luke Sing 

 

Tournament Casting Clinics


TONY YAP CASTING CLINIC 


SATURDAY JULY 13

Tailing Loops, Windy Conditions, Casting Errors, and perfecting the Double Haul


Tony Yap is an accomplished fly fisher, a fantastic teacher, and a very successful tournament winning fly caster.   His list of accomplishments in competitive fly casting is truly impressive.

Tony asks that you bring your favorite fly rod.  Anything between 5 and 10 weight, with a reel and weight forward 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.

Clinic is FREE for members of FLYCASTERS

*Parking at the ponds is $6 - payable at the kiosk - they do ticket non-payers


New 2024 Seminar Schedule  Seminars 2024


The Latest issue of the FlylinesFLYLINES 07-2024  


2024 FLYCASTERS FISHOUT SCHEDULE 
Fishout schedule

2022 FLYCASTERS CLUB AWARDS
CLUB AWARDS 2022  



Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


SUBMIT FISH CARD
 
FISH CARD  


July 10th Meeting
FLYCASTERS' ANNUAL SWAP MEET


Better than eBay because you can see it – hold it – examine it firsthand – even try it out.

Better than Craigslist because you don’t have to deal with strangers – we’re all friends.

Better than the Flea Market because it is ONLY fly fishing gear and that’s what you really want.

 

Remember to bring some old sheets, blankets, or some butcher paper to cover the tables so we don’t scratch them

THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR DISPLAYING YOUR MERCHANDISE

Otherwise you may have to display your gear on the floor or outside.

 The answer to the question “How many rods should a fly fisher own?” is__

*** ONE MORE ***

This is as much a social event as anything else – Members can use the entire meeting to shop and talk and make fly fishing plans – Fishout sign-ups and other official business will also be conducted.

 

BARGAINS – BARGAINS – BARGAINS -- BARGAINS

Be sure to bring cash - not sure how many participants are using electronic payment apps

 

Wednesday evening, July 10th

Our July 10th meeting will be at our new location the West Valley Branch Library

1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose

(Just around the corner from our old location at Payne and Saratoga) 

No Zoom access for the Swap Meet

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Meeting Date: Wednesday July 10 @ 6:30pm

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

MONTHLY BREAKFAST GATHERING AT 

HOLDER'S COUNTRY INN

10088 N WOLFE RD., SUITE 130 - CUPERTINO  95014

8:00am -- Saturday  July 6th  





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 and Slideshows

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Gil's Steelie
Larry's Bow
Slideshow
Patagonia 2023
Slideshow
Trinity 2022 - Matt and Roy
Slideshow
stripers 2022
Slideshow
Rogue River fishout 2022
Slideshow
Lower Sac: March 2023
Slideshow
Brazil Peacock Bass Trips