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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.


San Jose Flycasters Conservation Banquet 

Annual Banquet Saturday June 8 Sign up Now

Los Gatos Lodge 5-9pm

 

Gather your friends and partners, and register today for this fun social event.

Enjoy great food, learn about Coyote Valley, and bid on some coveted flyfishing prizes.

Banquet

Last year’s event was a huge hit with everyone loving the venue –outdoors and under big shade trees.

There will be more than 40 items in the auction - including lodge trips, guided fly fishing, gear, fly selections, and more.


Our speaker will be Derek Neumann, Field Operations Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority presenting on OSA’s conservation work in Coyote Valley-connecting wildlife habitats, restoring floodplains and stewarding our beautiful landscape.

REGISTER NOW

Ticket price is $70pp 

Sign up early as capacity is limited.
Sign Up Now


New 2024 Seminar Schedule  Seminars 2024


The Latest issue of the FlylinesFLYLINES 06-2024  


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  


June 12th Meeting
RYAN JOHNSTON
Feather River Steelhead

Ryan Johnston


Ryan's presentation is going to be on fishing the Lower Feather River for Steelhead.

Ryan has been fishing the Feather River for 22 years and knows the ins and outs of how to successfully catch Valley Steelhead.

He is going to talk about the main fishing access points, the most successful ways to catch them, rigging, the seasons, and all kinds of random facts about this local steelhead population.


Wednesday evening, June 12th

Our June 12th 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) 


For those Zooming in the  details will be emailed to members

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Meeting Date: Wednesday June 12th @ 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 

HOLDER'S COUNTRY INN

10088 N WOLFE RD., SUITE 130 - CUPERTINO  95014

8:00am -- Saturday  June 8th  





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