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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. 

Roy Litherland
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.



Saturday, May 13th, from 5 to 9 p.m. At the Los Gatos Lodge

We will be enjoying food and drink and each other's company at the poolside outdoor seating area (under a canopy, with heaters available if the temperature turns chilly).  We have engaged the same caterer we have used at previous events, and there will be silent auction items for bidding and raffle prizes. It promises to be a fantastic evening.

Register Today!

Prize List for the May 13th Banquet and Fundraiser  Prize List 2023 Banquet Fundraiser

Latest issue of the Flylines newsletter FLYLINES 05-2023

Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


May 10th Meeting 
Karim Abu Bakr
Fly Fishing in Brazil 

Karim Abu Bakr





Karim Abu Bakr is well known to a number of Flycsters members who have fished the Amazon Basin via Bucket List Fly Fishing Adventures.  

Karim speaks 5 languages and has become indispensable at Bucket List where he is Partner - Host - Translator - and in charge of Media Production.

His program will focus on the excellent fly fishing opportunities found in Brazil.


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


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

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



10088 N WOLFE RD., SUITE 130 - CUPERTINO  95014

8:00am -- Saturday May 6th

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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


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.



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.


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

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