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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.

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



Women in Fly Fishing

Did you know that June 27th is National Women's Fly Fishing Day?  National Women Fly Fishing Day is dedicated to celebrating and encouraging the presence of female fly fishing anglers on the world’s waters! Women are encouraged to link of up with other female anglers in their communities and fly fish together, learn together, uplift one another and support each other.

Our club supports women in pursuing the wonderful sport of fly fishing and is happy to celebrate this day along with our female members.

Woman Flycaster in Honduras


Quick Links


Latest issue of the Flylines newsletter:  June Flylines

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.

July 13th Meeting 
Flycasters Annual Swap Meet

In person at the Moreland Apts meeting room
6:00pm to 9:00pm



Members with extra gear (is there such a thing?) can bring items to display and sell - You must bring a sheet or blankets to protect the tables from getting scratched             NO EXCEPTIONS

Members looking to buy gear should bring cash or checks 

Since we will be in person it would be considerate if everyone wore a mask

Meeting Date:
Wednesday July 13th @ 6:30pm
Meeting Format:  In-Person Swap meet

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

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

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